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Posted by catwood (18.104.22.168) on June 05, 2002 at 12:22:43:
In Reply to: Re: Reworking An Engelhardt ES-1 for Bluegrass posted by Don Cornwell on June 04, 2002 at 16:44:57:
"personally, I would never recommend an adjustable bridge; metal never vibrates as well as wood"
I was just curious about this post of yours. I recently had my luthier put a new wooden bridge on my bass which sounds excellent. He mentioned that he could go back in and add adjusters if I wanted. After that, when I needed the height adjusted in a pinch, I inserted a couple of thin strips of 1/16" bendable wood called, ironically, basswood. This works great, but I've always been considering having that easy option of coming up or down with the action for either slap or jazz. Have you A/B'd a wooden & adjustable bridge and noticed a reduction in projection, warmth, etc with the same bass?
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