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  1. ECC, instruments in that numbering range can be found right at the beginning of the headless europe database. For example, there's a GM7TA with the prefix (MY)N and the serial 000961. That prefix (MY) stands for Music Yo, to distinguish between Newburgh and Music Yo instruments, both using "N" as a prefix. Your guitar is not yet there, but I will add it, if you give me more details. Please also read the description at the link above. This is not an official list published by Steinberger or Gibson, who both never published such a list and never will do. This is tedious manual work by fans, once started by Andy Yakubik (Steinberger World list, with about 1050 serials), and now continued by me (meanwhile 4050 serials). So it's neither a mistake nor "no one bothering" that your guitar isn't listed yet, it's just that nobody sent me the details yet to add it. Besides the serial number list also check the "Steinberger Instruments Timeline", also at the link above. This will show you that your instrument was most likely built in 2004. An exact date is impossible to find out, because this info is not available from Gibson. Bernd
  2. What Brent said: http://www.steinbergerworld.com/catalogs/1988US/88-page08.jpg
  3. Rich, first you'd need to disassemble the bridge to find out the cause of the problem. If the threaded bolt of one string was actually broken, I'd expect the broken part to still sit in the jaw. The tuning knob with the threaded rod cannot be inspected unless the bridge is disassembled. From the Synapse parts list linked by Slowgypsy above, there are two parts which might be of help, depending on the cause of your problem: * Guitar Synapse - Fixed Bridge w/ Piezo Assembly & HW SBR-102 (the designation on the website is wrong, SBR-102 is the 4-string bass bridge) * Bass Synapse String Jaw - Jaw (1) One Fits All SBR-107 The procedure to get replacement parts from Gibson is as follows: Find an authorized Gibson service provider Have this authorized Gibson service provider order the parts for you from Gibson/Epiphone You cannot order these parts directly from Gibson. And there's no guarantee that these parts are still available, as current stock isn't listed anywhere. However, there actually is a chance, I've recently ordered other parts from that list and received them. Good luck! Bernd
  4. I've just checked it, and although totally unexpected, you can still have these parts ordered from Gibson/Epiphone. All you need to do is have an authorized Gibson service shop order the "Steinberger SMH-100" screw set (you cannot do it directly), and this is what you'll get: Bernd
  5. This will help: R-Trem maintenance 🙂 Edit: No, sorry, this is still not the bass bridge…
  6. Yes. Gibson missing the bus on a trend once again. Nothing to add.
  7. Just make sure you've still got a string break angle greater than 0 afterwards. The ball ends of the strings need to be lower than the break point of the saddle, otherwise you've got a new problem… 😉
  8. No, these posts are (or should be) fully screwed into the base. You cannot lower them. The only thing you could do at this point is removing the trem completely and make the routing a little bit deeper. However, this should not be necessary. Is the neck relief adjusted correctly?
  9. Most likely made around July/August 1986. See this serial list for reference. Bernd
  10. It's officially called a "Spirit XZ-2/GU4R DoubleNeck". The serial on Spirits won't tell you anything (except the manufacturing date). Bernd
  11. Yes, that's a factory retrofitted TTv1.
  12. Uncle Freddy, this is the type of bridge which has been installed on Steinberger Spirits (and Hohner basses), not the bridge mounted on USA instruments. Hohner in Germany has stopped making headless instruments two years ago, but they still have a few spare parts available (selling them off, once gone then gone). However, they don't ship to the US, so if you are there, you'd need somebody in Europe to order and ship them for you. Do you know somebody there? Bernd
  13. Chris, most likely it was made around August or September 1986, see this list for comparison. If you want a precise date, you should write an e-mail to Gibson service. They have the original manufacturing logs and should be able to tell you more details. By "type 1, 2nd generation TransTrem" you mean a TTv1 with the v2 jaws retrofitted? Bernd
  14. The list at SteinbergerWorld is old, no longer updated. Its successor on the headless-europe.eu website is still continuously updated. The L2 bass with the serial number 1008 is already in the list. L-type instruments don't have a prefix (N or TN). Just the number. Is there anything you'd like to add to the existing entry?
  15. Hi Anders, although you already found out what you need, here is a link to the wiring of a HazLabs board. Bernd
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