Quick summary for those who aren’t following my posts like they’re a soap opera:
Got an Ibanez SR500EPB off of Reverb a month or so ago; love it, but the E string sounded muted as if you lightly held a finger on the string just inside the nut when you played it. After much troubleshooting, I narrowed it down to a bad saddle in the bridge, and “fixed the glitch” by swapping the E and G saddles. I ordered a new bridge from Ibanez, and am ready to put it on.
Here’s my question:
Should I use the screws that came with the new bridge, or the ones that were already installed with the old bridge? Or does it not matter? My thought here is that I don’t want to do anything that would cause the new bridge - or the installation of it - to be anything but a perfect solution, so I don’t want to cause threading problems or anything.