bridge settings

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by grahambo420, May 8, 2003.

  1. just wondering if anyone can tell me what standard bridge measurements would be for playing rock, thanks
  2. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Setting your bridge isn't really genre-specific. It's a personal taste as to how high you like your action. If it's uncomfortable, change it. Every rock player in every band will have a different setup.
  3. Ben Mishler

    Ben Mishler

    Jan 22, 2003
    San Jose
    The adjustments on the bridge really have nothing to do with the style of music at all. If you like high action, raise the bridge. If you like low, keep it low. Its a matter of personal taste.
  4. Ziggy


    May 9, 2001
    Orange County, CA
    Just in 'general'... as a starting point: -typically, "bridge settings", are about 3/32" - 5/32" or; if you have access to a quality feeler gauge, approx. .080 - .105 at the last fret. (the 'higher' end should be at the 'E' string) And, if you're using a 5-string, you'll need to add a bit; 1/32" or .003 - .005 on the feeler guage.

    michael s.