Double bass bridge compensation

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by thump326, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. thump326


    Apr 30, 2004
    Are double bass bridges compensated (angled to make the E string length longest and the G shortest)?
  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA

    No. But, there is a school of thought that compensated tailpieces add value by adding to the afterlength of the string(the distance from the other side of the bridge to the tailpiece) on the E and A strings..

    I have one on my DB. I say definitely maybe.