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Bridge adjusters question...

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by Nuno A., Dec 26, 2003.


  1. Nuno A.

    Nuno A. Velvet Strings Customer Service

    Jul 9, 2001
    SWITZERLAND
    Hello guys, i know that probably this has been answered in the past but cant find it on the links and im just looking for a fast answer..
    Ok, i just took my bass to a luthier and he shortened the bridge a little too much , so now to have my regular action, both adjusters are 3/8 " out... the bridge doesnt curve, but my question is: is this height ok for the adjusters or theres danger that the brigde might colapse?
    Whats the maximum height that bridge adjusters are recomended?
    Thanks in advance

    NUNO
     
  2. Most metal adjusters have a thread length between 3/4" and one inch. I think that as long as you have more than 50% of the theads inside the bridge legs you sould be OK provided the bridge remains straight. If the bridge were allowed to pull forward or backward too much, that could put excessive strain on the legs and risk breakage.
     
  3. Nuno A.

    Nuno A. Velvet Strings Customer Service

    Jul 9, 2001
    SWITZERLAND
    Thank you very, very much Bob!