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best bridge placement ever!

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by billybass, Mar 9, 2014.


  1. RCWilliams

    RCWilliams Commercial User

    Apr 23, 2007
    Merriam Kansas (Kansas City)
    owner KCNC Production and Design
    nicely fitted as well
     
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  3. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
  4. billybass

    billybass

    Oct 14, 2003
    New Orleans
    I assume the soundpost is fitted in relation to the bridge and tuning the afterlength was a consideration.
     
  5. Greg Clinkingbeard

    Greg Clinkingbeard

    Apr 4, 2005
    Kansas City area
    Setup and repair/KRUTZ Strings
    AND it's a 1/2 size bass. With that bridge placement, it might just be close to a 34" scale................
     
  6. petesenkowski

    petesenkowski Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    … and a joy under the bow.
     
  7. Jeremy Darrow

    Jeremy Darrow

    Apr 6, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Genz-Benz Amplifiers, Fishman Transducers
    I wonder if the same person did the neck repair...
     
  8. Mark Gollihur

    Mark Gollihur Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 19, 2000
    Gloucester County, NJ
    Owner/President, Gollihur Music LLC
    I wonder if it was a bass bought for a young child, and they did that to make it a short scale? In any case, that's some real ugly $%#& there. And yes, I'd worry about the neck repair...
     
  9. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    Wanna bet? ;)
     
  10. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Is that the top part of a bridge cut for adjusters?
     
  11. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    Yeah. I was thinking that maybe they didn't know about/didn't have the adjusters and feet and put the bridge in the only place it would hold the strings off the board... :( There's no sign of any attempt to fit the legs to the top.
     
  12. Jeremy Darrow

    Jeremy Darrow

    Apr 6, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Genz-Benz Amplifiers, Fishman Transducers
    Those are D'Addarrio orchestral strings, and they're installed balls-out. This is clearly a symphonic bass.
     
  13. More likely, the last can of PBR in the house was the one standing in for the bridge. Necessity bred invention, and this monstrosity was born.
     
  14. Cody Sisk

    Cody Sisk

    Jan 26, 2009
    Lilburn, GA
    Ronald Sachs Violins
    I'm scratching my head wondering how the neck repair could have gone that bad. It would almost take enough skill to graft wood on to bring the angle that low. And what's the neck made of? A slinky?
     
  15. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    I missed that somehow... Clearly its a DB for a half-size hillbilly with orchestral aspirations! ;)
     
  16. nicechuck

    nicechuck

    Jul 9, 2007
    They're only asking $1200 for it too!
     
  17. Jsn

    Jsn upright citizen Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2006
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Wait, has anyone stopped to wonder if this is perhaps a genuine breakthrough in bass setups? I respectfully suggest that we ALL try setting up our basses like this, you know, just as an experiment. Maybe it sounds amazing!

    (On a related note, let's all try licking a turned-on electric fan. Maybe it tastes amazing!)
     
  18. nicechuck

    nicechuck

    Jul 9, 2007
    Or maybe go the other way, prop up the tailpiece so we need no bridge at all!
     
  19. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    I'm guessing it's hot & he added EBG strings (?!?!) & bridge later?