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Re: cutting the top of the bridge??

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Posted by Reed on April 13, 2001 at 13:34:02:

In Reply to: Re: cutting the top of the bridge?? posted by Rudy Zulkarnaen on April 13, 2001 at 08:21:43:

: i've got almost similar problem. but in my case, i wanna trim the bridge lower entirely so i could get lower action of the bass. i have to tell you that i'm not american/european/similarly developed country. i live in indonesia - which means, we don't have any double bass repairman here. so i have to go to some carpenter to do it. i wanna ask anyone here, could i trim the top end of the bridge to get the action right? or should i trim the lower end of it? thanks..

How much lower? Keep in mind that a few MM will make a huge difference, and you can't put back what you take off.It is much easier to shave the top than the feet,and I suppose you don't want to get bridge adjusters since you didn't mention them, so here is what I suggest. Cut the string slots in the bridge to the level that you want them to be, and then sand the top down to meet it.
Be careful, and Good Luck!

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