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Bridge location

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by River Gambler, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. River Gambler

    River Gambler

    Feb 10, 2005
    I'm building a bass with an acoustic type bridge. Like the ones used on acoustic basses with a saddle transducer. How do I find the presise location for the bridge for proper intonation? The scale length is 34", do I measure 34" from the nut to the saddle between the A & D string? TKX Tom
  2. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    You should measure 34" from the nut at each string!
    Then you should add some at each string for the intonation. IIRC, the theory is to add about twice the string diameter. I may recall really wrong on the number... :bag:
  3. Luke Sheridan

    Luke Sheridan Commercial User

    Dec 30, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    I build guitars and sell them. Strings, too