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G string height. New bridge?

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by billio, Jul 31, 2005.


  1. billio

    billio Bass Head

    The string height on my G string is quite a bit lower than the rest. I mainly play slap and this smaller gap makes it more difficult to slap/pluck the G string. I don't get any buzz from it, it's just more difficult to get my finger tips under the string.

    I thought an adjustable bridge may fix this, but from what I've read, an adjustable bridge shouldn't be adjusted more on one side than the other. Is this true? If so, should I buy a new bridge and shape it to suit my setup?

    What's a good bridge to get and from where? :(
     
  2. nicklloyd

    nicklloyd Supporting Member/Luthier

    Jan 27, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    An adjustable bridge would fix this, but you will need to have the crown (top) of the bridge re-shaped. It sounds like you have too much curvature in the crown... (What you have read is true... you should keep the adjusters more or less the same distance out from their respective legs.) A flatter bridge crown would give you more room under the G. Not a big deal...