|GreenEggsnHam ||10-18-2013 06:09 PM |
Bridge is slightly bending towards fingerboard
I know this is a common thing that happens when you restring your bass, such as I have done, but no matter what I do, I can't return the bridge to its normal, perpendicular position. Could it be warped? Suggestions?
|Eric Hochberg ||10-18-2013 06:29 PM |
Post a picture.
|Jake deVilliers ||10-18-2013 10:04 PM |
|Swing Doom ||10-19-2013 12:18 AM |
Originally Posted by Eric Hochberg
Post a picture.
This is the best way for us to tell.
|GreenEggsnHam ||10-20-2013 01:50 PM |
|Eric Hochberg ||10-20-2013 04:01 PM |
If you lay a straight edge along the top of the bridge, is there a gap? There is when I lay one across the picture. I think you could pull it up a bit so that the top part is more straight in line with the feet. The top does look a bit warped, but I can't tell for sure. What is the thing under the foot?
|GreenEggsnHam ||10-20-2013 04:19 PM |
Yes, there definitely is. How could I pull it up without damaging the bridge? The thing under the foot is a part of my Shadow pick up.
|Eric Hochberg ||10-20-2013 05:03 PM |
The angle of the bridge above the adjusters can be changed a bit by loosening the strings (a whole step) and just pushing, or hitting with a paperback book. Try 1/8" and that may make it more in line with the leg/foot below the adjusters. Beyond that, a luthier should advise. A new bridge may be in order. In the future, make sure the bridge is always at the proper angle so warpage has less chance of happening.
|Jake deVilliers ||10-21-2013 01:30 AM |
Originally Posted by GreenEggsnHam
Why did you post a photo that's upside down?
Do as Eric suggests; slacken the strings a little bit and pull the bridge back until its straighter up the back.
You can put the bass on the table/bed/couch, rest the end block on your midsection and rotate that upper part of the bridge back into place.
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