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Hello again let me first apologise for my last visit when I opened with" Hi fellas" it was in no way a sexist opening and I in no way would wish to offend any of the lady members on here....Now then down to bizz I mentioned in a recent post that I was going to make a new bone nut for my year 03 national tricone and while the guitar is stripped down I would like to replace the Three cones as the holes in two of the cones have become slightly larger and the tee bar had some play when located..I may add this was due to the previous owner as the guitar had been neglected ,The question is who in the uk can supply me with a new set of cones ? Thank you
Most Tri-cone T bridges are kept in place by the ‘cup’ shaped depression around the pins rather than the pins themselves. A little extra ‘wriggle room’ around the pin holes should have no effect on tone , though extra care lining the bridge up before full string pressure would be a good idea, just make sure none of the cones are a little offset and are sitting squarely . Pete Photos of them, as MM said would be a good idea, there are many on the forum with loads of experience with tricones ( I have had 3 or 4 to bits so am a novice compared to some )
Many thanks Pete and to Michael for the suggestions but after a little head scratching and thinking it was the trebles that were just not melting me custard as we say up here, So I checked the national nut slot spec .13 .17 .26 and then to the Diad... strings I have been using .16 .18 .28 I know its only small amounts but tricones can be so fickle, Well got my nut files out and hey presto the improvement in tone is superb...