Re: inexpensive adjustable bridge

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Posted by Charlie on October 10, 2000 at 12:13:04:

In Reply to: Re: inexpensive adjustable bridge posted by olivier on October 10, 2000 at 04:35:11:

: : my cheap plywood bass from china is in the mail. i am thinking about setting it up with an adjustable bridge. does anyone know of a good source for bridges?

: : thanks

: Cheapest that i know of would be to order the wheels at Lemur and have skilled person (your local luthier) transform the original bridge. You probably won't be welcomed by the luthier with your cheap bass and bridge...

Your local luthier may by used to working on cheap Chinese basses at this point since so many of them are being sold on eBay. My local luthier told me that he spends a great deal of time fixing up cheap Chinese basses that have been ordered by local schools. He also said that the carcasses of some of these basses are not that bad. The hardware and fittings are what need replacing and reshaping. I don't think he likes these basses particularly, but fixing them up is keeping him busier than he's been in years.

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