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Deuce Alumatone Bridge

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by Super Iridium, Feb 8, 2016.


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  1. Super Iridium

    Super Iridium Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2013
    I saw these for sale on eBay and thought they looked cool, although who knows how they sound.

    So does anyone here have experience using a bridge like this? It looks like it's made specially for hooking up a piezo pick-up, which might be an improvement over the normal wooden bridge.

    Just curious, thanks.


    s-l1600.
     
  2. That subject came up last week. Do a search.
     
  3. Super Iridium

    Super Iridium Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2013
    I looked up "Deuce" and "Alumatone" but didn't see anything recent or responsive to my question. I will keep looking, thanks.
     
  4. robobass

    robobass

    Aug 1, 2005
    Cologne, Germany
    Private Inventor - Bass Capos
    We've been here before. I don't care if it makes your Kay bass sound like a Gagliano (probably doesn't). Do you really want to perform in front of an audience with that ugly thing on your bass? Looks like something off a mountain bike.
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2016
  5. neilG

    neilG

    Jun 15, 2003
    Ventura, CA
    Mighty crude, but I'd try one just to see.
     
  6. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

    Yes. It should be tried, in the interest of Science, and, like a dog licking itself, "...because we can."
    We really need to get some funding for a "Laboratory".
    Is anybody around here a bonafide MacArthur-type Geniu$?
    Thanks.
     
  7. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    I have a client who has ordered one and wants me to fit it to his bass. I'm interested to hear how it sounds, too.
     
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  8. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Looks and materials aside, that method of having access to variable pressure when mounting a flat wing pickup is a pretty clever feature.
     
  9. sevenyearsdown

    sevenyearsdown Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Sanborn, NY
    Man those welds look ugly for a part that's to go on a bass.
     
  10. neilG

    neilG

    Jun 15, 2003
    Ventura, CA
    I don't see what keeps the wood plate in plate besides friction. Looks wobbly. It needs a few more gigantic set screws.
     
  11. neilG

    neilG

    Jun 15, 2003
    Ventura, CA
    It is possible to do nice small welds. This is pretty ham-handed. My bicycle has nicer welds.
     
  12. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    Hey, mountain bikes have nicer welds than that!! :cool::thumbsup:

    The guy should be using smaller wire, maybe?
     
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  13. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

    From "Weld Talk". (yes!)
    I've heard it said that a good weld should look like a stack of dimes that has fallen on its side...
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  14. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    I thought the welds looked good, myself. Not for this aesthetic, but judged as welds.
     
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  15. Nekroman

    Nekroman

    Aug 11, 2013
    Los Angeles USA
    Endorsing Artist: Gallien Krueger, Shadow Rockabilly Pro, Deuce Bass Co.
    I wouldn't perform in front of an audience with your ugly capo but will proudly show off my Deuce Bridge any day. To anybody else interested The Deuce bridge is a great product with several advantages over a traditional bridge, such as fitting, adjustment and pickup installation etc.
     
  16. Nekroman

    Nekroman

    Aug 11, 2013
    Los Angeles USA
    Endorsing Artist: Gallien Krueger, Shadow Rockabilly Pro, Deuce Bass Co.
    Wood saddle fits snug in the track not wobbly at all and aint moving anywhere.
     
  17. james condino

    james condino Spruce dork Supporting Member Commercial User

    Sep 30, 2007
    asheville, nc
    Rough crowd out there today. Actually, Rob's capo is one of the more elegant and clean designs out there. I can honestly say that I have been fired from a lot of gigs for a lot of reasons but never because of my bridge or capo!
     
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  18. Nekroman

    Nekroman

    Aug 11, 2013
    Los Angeles USA
    Endorsing Artist: Gallien Krueger, Shadow Rockabilly Pro, Deuce Bass Co.
    It's all in the eyes of the beholder...in order to call oneself inventor or designer, the idea needs to be new and not seen before......unlike the capo the Deuce Bridge is a prime example of just that. I agree that the bridge is definitely untraditional but while not everybody are fans of the ethics they will cheat themselves out of an innovative product :)
     
  19. Nekroman

    Nekroman

    Aug 11, 2013
    Los Angeles USA
    Endorsing Artist: Gallien Krueger, Shadow Rockabilly Pro, Deuce Bass Co.
    FYI they just released a new version...this one is weld-free and the weld experts on here would need something else to complain about.
     

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