Hi all. Hoping for some help with my bridge
I have a 3/4 violin body Westbury
bass currently with a non-adjustable bridge, fitted with my Wilson pickup and Evah Pirazzi Weich's.
I feel my action is slightly too low as I find the E and A strings are slapping against the fingerboard a fair bit when I'm playing naturally, which is causing problems particularly when recording.
At the bottom of my fingerboard, from the fingerboard surface to first contact with each string, my current string heights are as follows:
E: 8mm; A: 7mm; D: 7mm; G: 6mm.
Are there any experts here who would agree it sounds like my action is a bit too low?
If so, I am looking into getting a new, adjustable bridge, however am a little confused about a couple of specifications.
I am looking at a Dispau bridge, and on their website there are a number of customisable options:
1. They list four different French models - CT1, CT2, CT6, CT12, all slightly different in shape
. -How do I know which particular shape to go for? How does each shape affect playability/tone etc?
2. Heart position - Normal heart or high heart. -Does this make any difference to the tone etc?
3. Fairly fine and regular grain, wood with less pronounced medullary rays
Wide and fairly regular grain, wood with less pronounced medullary rays -Is this purely aesthetic preference?
4. In terms of bridge size, their website specifies their 3/4 size bridge to have a distance of 150mm exterior leg width, and their small 4/4 size bridge to have an exterior leg width of 158mm. -My current bridge has an exterior leg width of 154mm. Which should I go for? Would it make a significant difference?
Any help on any of my above questions would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks!