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Posted by Roger on June 28, 2002 at 10:26:02:

My question is about practical limits on bridge placement. I have a carved, German bass (1967)and recently changed strings. Usually I have my luthier do the work when I purchase a new set and he checks the bridge, does a little adjusting here and there, things like that.

My own string change went well. The bass sounds GREAT!. Better than ever but it could be the strings, a brand I've never used before. I recall accidentally bumping the bridge while setting up for a gig but was in a hurry and a quick glance revealed no damage so I played on. I recently noticed however that my bridge is slightly off the centerline of the notches in the f holes. The bridge feet are about 3/16" lower than center. The notches are offset from side to side so I assume that the centerline of the offset is the starting point for bridge foot placement. Do I run a risk of damage to the bass with this setup? Has anyone experienced bridge foot placement that is more offset than this? I know my luthier will help me when I take the bass to him but I can't get there for seveal more weeks.

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