Dear colleagues, I'd like to ask you to do a simple measurement for me: What string angle across the bridge does your bass(es) have? If any of the luthiers here can comment on what is a normal/standard angle, this would be really appreciated. Just for the case you are curious why am I asking this: Now I am dealing with a bass with a short bridge (14cm / 5.5inch). I believe this is a proper bridge for a given bass as the bass has a highly arched top and a thin saddle. The strings probably exert the same downward pressure to the top as when you have the standard 17cm/6.5inch bridge on a flatter bass with a standard saddle. I would like to justify this idea by comparing the string angle with other basses. For a given string tension, the angle defines the downward pressure to the top. Unfortunately, it is not a common practice to measure the angle. The height of the bridge, the saddle, the (over)stand, they all are often discussed in relation to bass stiffness, tone character etc. These are all just partial data, while the definitive measurement is the angle. The saddle and the overstand heights influence the ease of access and esthetics, but the sound is in fact influenced by the angle. Thanks for any measurements or comments.