On an old troubadour, I am hoping to change out the brass L&H Levers with Delacour levers. I have installed Delacour levers before and know that the bridge pin is set much closer to the neck than the L&H bridge pin. This change on the troubadour would bring the strings closer to the neck. My question: is moving the plane of the strings okay?
I finally got the courage to start this project. What I ended up doing is cutting the bridge pin shorter. Do you think this is acceptable or would drilling the hole deeper be preferred for a particular reason?
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“Sometimes you feel like a nut – sometimes you don’t” as the old ad says. I have only heard of a nut on guitars, violins, and similar. It goes with out saying that they are stationary.
This is what I mean by “threaded bridge pins.” I like the hex headed ones shown here from Dusty Strings; there are other types with different heads. The threads make it much easier to set the length than the older type with smooth shafts. The hex head lessens a chance of burring compared to slotted or Phillips heads.
- This reply was modified 4 years, 7 months ago by Biagio.
Well, I guess you have a choice Sidney. Go ahead with the cut down ones or plug the old holes with a hardwood dowel (or even just bamboo skewers and Titebond glue) and re-drill. Depends on how comfy you feel with the shorter shafts and how much work you want to go through:-)
Speaking for myself, as long as the strings are already off I’d go with “plug and re-drill”.
Have fun with your “new old harp”!
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