I've been keeping my eye on bridges lately, especially on Philly's store and noticed that they don't sell pre-notched saddles. I'll probably need three bridges in total (two for double neck and one for my Epi LP) of which one is for a 12 sting. I'm thinking that I should buy the saddles and then let a luthier notch the 12 string one at least. I think I could manage the 6 sting ones :)
I was wondering about how you notch the saddles. Do you use some household items or do you need a nut file or sth like that to do that?
I've seen stewmac's video on youtube and I learned that saddles for unwound strings can be notched just with a hammer and they say that for wound strings I'll need a nut file.
Also, about the 12 string saddles and the string spacing on there. The latter is the reason why I'm leaning towards letting a luthier. Maybe some of you guys have some tricks how to notch the saddles?
Also, what's the difference between a wired and a non-wired ABR-1 bridge? Do they function differently or last a different amount of time. My experience stays with my Epi LP which has a horribly rattling bridge and it gets annoying already :)
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