Beatle bass bridge question.

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by 70'sRockChild, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. 70'sRockChild

    70'sRockChild Guest

    May 4, 2014
    San Diego, Ca
    Hey all,

    I have a new Rondo version of the violin type bass, short scale. It came with a square of thin plastic under the bridge. Is this just protection during transportation or is it supposed to be there. I see how the bridge can be slid around for intonation if needed, but it seems like it would mute some of the tone transfer. Does anyone know the story on that piece of plastic / foam? Thanks.
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Ya, it's to keep it from scratching the body and should be removed. However, I doubt it'll actually affect tone all that much. Still, I would pull it just because it looks a little goofy.
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  3. 70'sRockChild

    70'sRockChild Guest

    May 4, 2014
    San Diego, Ca
    Ok, thanks. I had to double check. I seem to remember someone saying they left it under there and just trimmed it so it wouldn't show. When the La Bella white tapes finally get in, I'll get that paper out of there.