Dictum Height Adjustment Screws Alu

Height Adjustment Screws for Double Bass Bridges

  • Made of Aluminium
  • Diameter screw: approx. 8.0 mm
  • Total length: approx. 42.0 mm
  • Nut Diameter: approx. 30.0 mm
  • Nut Thickness : approx. 4.8 mm
  • With two threaded pins and knurled nuts
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Not so smooth operator....

JDstrings, 11.06.2013
These are very simple and light weight aluminium adjusters. The shaft is a single piece which is threaded along part of its length. The unthreaded part is fitted into either the body or foot of the bridge and the threaded part fits into the other in a slightly oversize hole to allow movement. The adjuster wheel then moves up and down the thread to provide height adjustment. This is a better design than some other aluminium adjusters I have encountered where the post and wheel are all one piece and the threaded part has to be fitted into a threaded hole (which requires a matching die and more time and effort to fit!)
I have fitted a number of these adjusters on basses with out a problem, however recently I have had problems with a couple of sets where, although fine when fitted, after a few days they have jammed up. On removal I have found the threads to be blocked with metal dust. On both sets I ended up cleaning the threads with a tap and die to regain smooth running. This slightly loosened the wheel on the shaft but seems to have cured the issue and doesn't appear to have had a detrimental effect.
I don't know if I just had a couple of sets that were not cut quite right (although they appeared fine when first fitted) or whether there is something more fundamentally wrong.... If it wasn't for these problems I would give them a 5 star rating, but as it is they get 3.
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They fulfill their function.

Milabriles, 29.04.2013
I recommend installing it by a specialized luthier, because a deviation of only one degree when making the holes will determine that the bridge will progressively arch until it becomes unusable. It has a sturdy construction, but it would have been desirable if the toothing of the thread had offered a better grip.
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