Introduction

You may need to replace your bridge because of broken or rusted pieces, or may just want a new look or style.

Start by loosening the strings. This is done by turning the tuning knob until the string has lost tension. Repeat this for all six strings on the guitar. Repeat this for all six strings on the guitar.
  • Start by loosening the strings. This is done by turning the tuning knob until the string has lost tension.

  • Repeat this for all six strings on the guitar.

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Be mindful of the string ends. They may be sharp and could puncture your skin. It may be necessary to use pliers to remove string ends from the tuning peg.
  • Be mindful of the string ends. They may be sharp and could puncture your skin.

  • It may be necessary to use pliers to remove string ends from the tuning peg.

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After removing the strings from the tuning pegs, slide the strings through the bridge and out of the back of the guitar. If the twists in the string ends are in the way, use wire cutters to snip them off. This will allow the heavier strings to pass through the bridge easier. If the twists in the string ends are in the way, use wire cutters to snip them off. This will allow the heavier strings to pass through the bridge easier.
  • After removing the strings from the tuning pegs, slide the strings through the bridge and out of the back of the guitar.

  • If the twists in the string ends are in the way, use wire cutters to snip them off. This will allow the heavier strings to pass through the bridge easier.

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On the back of the guitar, remove the plate covering the spring cavity. In the spring cavity, reduce the tension on the bridge springs by first loosening the retainer screws a bit. On the back of the guitar, remove the plate covering the spring cavity. In the spring cavity, reduce the tension on the bridge springs by first loosening the retainer screws a bit.
  • On the back of the guitar, remove the plate covering the spring cavity. In the spring cavity, reduce the tension on the bridge springs by first loosening the retainer screws a bit.

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To remove the springs from the bridge, grip the end with pliers and pull up. It is safe to use the body of the guitar for leverage. It is safe to use the body of the guitar for leverage.
  • To remove the springs from the bridge, grip the end with pliers and pull up.

    • It is safe to use the body of the guitar for leverage.

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Be aware that the ground wire for the electronics of the guitar is routed through the body and soldered to the spring retainer. Be aware that the ground wire for the electronics of the guitar is routed through the body and soldered to the spring retainer. Be aware that the ground wire for the electronics of the guitar is routed through the body and soldered to the spring retainer.
  • Be aware that the ground wire for the electronics of the guitar is routed through the body and soldered to the spring retainer.

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Remove the screws from the front of the bridge. It may be helpful to only loosen the outer screws as you remove the inner screws, in order to prevent damage to the guitar. It may be helpful to only loosen the outer screws as you remove the inner screws, in order to prevent damage to the guitar.
  • Remove the screws from the front of the bridge.

    • It may be helpful to only loosen the outer screws as you remove the inner screws, in order to prevent damage to the guitar.

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With all six screws removed, lift up on the bridge to remove it from the body.
  • With all six screws removed, lift up on the bridge to remove it from the body.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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