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Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 23
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2012 - 6:25 pm:   Edit Post

Hello Alembic World,
I'm putting together a small tool kit for my "87" Persuader. I have most of it in place but I have 2 questions.

1- What is the size of the nut on the bridge that holds the adjustment for the intonation from moving? Tiny!!
2- Is there a "Standard" for all Alembic Bassís? Example: does all bridges use the same size hardware. It looks like Alembic uses SAE not Metric hardware.

I other words the Tool size for all Bridge, Activator hieght,Truss rods,Nut and so on.
Thank You
Username: aladin

Post Number: 4
Registered: 2-2012
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2012 - 6:46 pm:   Edit Post

Good day Peter.

I just tuned-up my new (used) Excel.

Here are the tools I used:

Nut: 5/64'' Allen key

Height adjustment: 5/64'' Allen key
Intonation: 7/64'' Allen key that I cut to fit between the bridge and the string plate. If you take the bridge apart to polish it you also need a 5/32'' wrench for the intonation nut.

Trust rod: 1/4'' wrench

Screws: Phillips screwdriver.

Hope this helps.

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Username: jimmyj

Post Number: 344
Registered: 8-2008
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2012 - 10:28 pm:   Edit Post

It's handy to have a "ball-end" type of allen wrench (or driver) for the intonation so you can tweak it at an angle. The business end looks like this:

Jimmy J
Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 25
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 4:26 am:   Edit Post

5/32" for the nut, Thanks Alain
Good idea Jimmy on the allen wrench.
I pretty much have the rest,just looking to confirm I'm using the right tools for the job.
Thanks guys, you just have to Love this board :-)
Username: mica

Post Number: 7643
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2012 - 1:41 pm:   Edit Post

A complete list of all the tools you'll ever need is in the FAQ section of the club.
Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 27
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 3:11 am:   Edit Post

Thank You Mica, I knew it had to be here somewhere. All set to go!!


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