Posted by Bob Gollihur on September 25, 2001 at 06:54:52:
In Reply to: How well received are adjustable bridges? posted by Ryan Kelly on September 25, 2001 at 02:02:41:
: I was wondering how well an adjustable bridge works, and whether it effects the sound of the bass?
Those I have used and installed have worked very well; some require that the strings be loosened slightly to more easily adjust the height.
You will find a link to a scientific study on different types of adjusters, and no adjusters, on my Double Bass Links Page - http://www.bobthebassguy.com/basslink.html
A primary use for an adjustable bridge is to compensate for seasonal and travel changes, typically for carved basses. Another may be for a player with a single instrument that plays different styles, necessitating varying string heights.
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