Using Chapstick to Lubricate (Mastery) Saddles?

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Re: Using Chapstick to Lubricate (Mastery) Saddles?

Post by RoséBear » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:21 am

Horsefeather wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:58 pm
Or switch to a roller bridge and be forever done with worrying about kludges..
Got any 7.25 rollers? Almost positive those and even 9.5 don’t exist

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Re: Using Chapstick to Lubricate (Mastery) Saddles?

Post by adamrobertt » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:36 am

RoséBear wrote:
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Oh, it's a new saddle? I wouldn't lubricate it. I never have on my Mastery bridges.

You don't want to just draw on the saddle with a pencil. Graphite lubricants are suspensions of powdered graphite. Some people advocate making their own by powdering graphite using a mechanical pencil and sandpaper, then mixing it with vaseline. But places like Stewmac sell graphite lubricant, and one container lasts forever, so I'd just stick with that.
The reason I lubricated in the first place was because the strings were squeaking on the saddles. Most notably the high e and b, and low E and A.

It’s definitely not the nut or string tree, nor is it the setup. The bridge sits close to the body as it should.
You sure it wasn't the tailpiece? I have a hard time believing it was the bridge. I had a cheaper tremolo once that squeaked when you pushed down the arm - it was the plunger and spring assembly that was squeaking in that case.

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Re: Using Chapstick to Lubricate (Mastery) Saddles?

Post by RoséBear » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:51 pm

adamrobertt wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:36 am
RoséBear wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:14 pm
mbene085 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:40 am
Oh, it's a new saddle? I wouldn't lubricate it. I never have on my Mastery bridges.

You don't want to just draw on the saddle with a pencil. Graphite lubricants are suspensions of powdered graphite. Some people advocate making their own by powdering graphite using a mechanical pencil and sandpaper, then mixing it with vaseline. But places like Stewmac sell graphite lubricant, and one container lasts forever, so I'd just stick with that.
The reason I lubricated in the first place was because the strings were squeaking on the saddles. Most notably the high e and b, and low E and A.

It’s definitely not the nut or string tree, nor is it the setup. The bridge sits close to the body as it should.
You sure it wasn't the tailpiece? I have a hard time believing it was the bridge. I had a cheaper tremolo once that squeaked when you pushed down the arm - it was the plunger and spring assembly that was squeaking in that case.
Positive. The trem is an American pro and the arm+ collet is a staytrem. I attached a video below

https://imgur.com/a/YwBjdAM

This has happened on EVERY mastery I’ve ever owned. I own 4. I’ve even swapped out saddles cause I figured maybe it was a weird thing. Even on different guitars. The one above, a MIJ jaguar, a MIA parts jaguar, and an American pro jazzmaster. All do that.

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Re: Using Chapstick to Lubricate (Mastery) Saddles?

Post by RoséBear » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:40 pm

Link didnt have sound, fixed:

https://youtu.be/3ZXEsh1NRzI

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Re: Using Chapstick to Lubricate (Mastery) Saddles?

Post by Horsefeather » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:53 am

These saddles come off so you can put shims under them to alter the radius.

https://www.guitarfetish.com/Wilkinson- ... p_866.html

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