So I got a set of Graph Tech saddles for my Schaller Floyd on my Rhoads. The only problem is, I can't get the intonation right on 4 of 6 strings, because I can't get the saddles back far enough (For those of you who are gonna ask, the neck is just about dead flat straight with only a slight bit of bow, the action is low, and its 9-46's tuned 1/2 step down).
I wanna somehow shave off the back "/" slanted part of the saddle, in order to give it more room to move backward. Anyone ever do this? Or have any suggestions as to the safest way to go about this, so I don't ruin the saddles?
I'm thinking maybe rubbing on sandpaper, or using a grinding wheel, or maybe even a dremmel tool. Might have the best precision that way.
I haven't done it myself, but i don't see why it would be a problem. Make yourself a little jig so you can get them all straight and consistent, and it should go pretty well. Personally, i'd just go with sandpaper stuck to a super-flat surface... start coarse and then move up in grit to get the sanding marks out.
The Dremel would be faster, but i find that the sanding/grinding/cutting attachments are so small that the tool gets a little erratic when it bites into the material. With a proper jig to hold everything at the right angle(s) it should be a bit better, but i wouldn't use the Dremel if you're doing it purely by hand.