Hi guys I'm new to this site and new to building and I was just wanted to know what the little metal things are called that the strings go through at the base. I've added a photo

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I just picked up these today for 79p

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79p for 100!!! Jesus I better get searching lol

I find it harder to find a really nice bridge. The bridge for me is the most critical part of the design, a nice one makes twice the guitar, get it wrong and it can ruin a great build.

I'm always on the look out for bridges. 

Hi mate I was just want to check if the pic I put up when I 1st made this post showed up? Could you please let me know. thanks

They look to have large diameter do you know the dimensions?

If it's those eyelets I think I drill a 4mm hole for them and they leave a 3mm hole. On the back I usually drill a 5mm hole and insert a small bolt flush with the surface and this has a 2mm hole to hold the string bobble thingy. 

I've seen the pop rivet solution and it looks better. I just tend to use the things I see and happen to grab in various shops I visit. I might order some pop rivets from e-bog for my next build.

Guys how's do I add a pic to this discussion? By the way I'm on my iPhone

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