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Needofriendly
05-18-2010, 06:28 PM
So I have an Oscar Schmidt concert OU-2 model ukulele, and I was having some trouble removing the saddle, it cant be easily taken apart from the bridge and I didn't use too much force because I was afraid that I would damage the bridge or anything worse, and I was wondering if anyone else who owns an Oscar Schmidt (O.S) has this same problem.
I needed it removed so I could sand it down just a bit, so that the action would be much lower than it is now. Thanks!


The bridge and saddle layout looks like this:
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cornfedgroove
05-19-2010, 03:05 AM
leave it in while you sand it...just be careful about scuffing other parts. use a tiny tiny piece of sand paper

arashi_nero
05-19-2010, 05:52 AM
the saddle shouldn't be too hard to take out. if you already have your strings off, you could take it to a guitar repair place and see if they'll take it out for you (you may have to pay them $1). because the os saddle has the string cutouts on the saddle, i wouldn't sand the top.

Needofriendly
05-19-2010, 06:40 AM
hmm sounds easy, yup I know just the place thanks arashi_nero !

AC Baltimore
05-19-2010, 08:13 AM
Be careful! They are cheap plastic. I am not sure if they are glued down or what but when I tried to pop mine out it broke in half.

arashi_nero
05-19-2010, 08:27 AM
Be careful! They are cheap plastic. I am not sure if they are glued down or what but when I tried to pop mine out it broke in half.

if that happens, then it's a good opportunity to upgrade to bone ;). you can tell my glass is generally half-full :rofl:

Needofriendly
05-19-2010, 09:12 AM
Be careful! They are cheap plastic. I am not sure if they are glued down or what but when I tried to pop mine out it broke in half.
Oh Jeeze, alright alright - I was actually sent a message about this and he/she said to use nose pliers or something, which I tried over and over with no success
so I was thinking that it was glued.

Needofriendly
05-19-2010, 09:14 AM
if that happens, then it's a good opportunity to upgrade to bone ;). you can tell my glass is generally half-full :rofl:
yeah, how much would that be though? (but im not planning on breaking my saddle and buying a new one.. atleast not yet haha)