Post by williamtk2018 on Dec 7, 2019 18:01:28 GMT -5
I've asked a few questions about my Recording King RD-A9M in the past. I'm about to order some tools so I can do some fret leveling and crowning, and decided to replace the saddle, nut, and bridge pins while I'm at it. That series of instruments was sold as having real bone nuts and saddles, but I think the truth was a little more complicated than that. I've always been concerned that I may have cut the nut slots too deep. Also, the nut had a crack in it that I ended up having to fix with cyanoacrylate glue.
I'm not sure exactly what to order, nor where to order it from. The nut width is supposed to be 1.687" wide. My cheap plastic Harbor Freight caliper shows 1 11/16". The saddle measures 2 15/16" wide and just under 1/8" thick. It's probably considered compensated, though it appears only the B string gets any, and precious little at that.
Either bone or ebony bridge pins might be a nice change too.
Any assistance and suggestions would be appreciated.
Edit: Looks like StewMac item# 6025-VS might be right for the nut. It's a Martin-style 1 11/16" width with a flat bottom. Item 6033-VS might be good for the saddle. It's a Martin-style with a B-string intonation.