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Posted by Andy Seed (188.8.131.52) on March 23, 2002 at 10:23:09:
In Reply to: Proper Bridge Spacing... posted by Marc C. on March 23, 2002 at 02:42:31:
: I have a standard (3/4) sized bass. It's a '78 Engelhardt and its bridge is has folded under the pressure. It's pretty seriously warped. This is not the original bridge and it was very poorly fitted...the feet are'nt flush and the string spacing is just funky! I bought a new bridge that's a blank and I've cut and shaped it to properly fit the bass. My question is what is the proper string spacing? I realize no one can give a precise answer, but there must be some standard system of measurement. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanx y'all!
It all depends on the width of the bottom of your fingerboard
- I find that a good general guide is to measure across your fingerboard , subtract 3/4" ( this gives 3/8" between the E and the fingerboard edge and the G to edge ) then divide the result by 3.
This will give you the following :-
Edge - 3/8" - E - gap 1 - A - gap 2 - D - gap 3 - G - 3/8" - edge
Hope this makes sense - Andy .
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