Re: Bridge height


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Posted by Bob Gollihur on September 21, 2000 at 13:44:29:

In Reply to: Bridge height posted by Francis Atchley on September 21, 2000 at 13:22:59:

: Previous answers to this question said "personal preference". Is there some typical average? On a 3/4 bass I acquired, the strings are 5/8" above the end of the fingerboard, which I think is 'way too high. My instruction book says they should be close, but of course not too close to buzz. I'm tempted to shorten the top of the bridge to place the strings at 3/8" or less above the end of the fingerboard. Any advice? thanks

That would probably be okay for the G but it may be a touch too close for the E and possibly A strings. That will depend on their tension; you obviously don't want to get so close to cause inintended fingerboard interaction.

Bob Gollihur
eclectic bass - http://www.gollihur.com/bass.html



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