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I need measurements on a mtd heir

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by steve-o, Jun 25, 2003.


  1. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    i need the length from the nut to the bridge and such...im buying just the neck for my bass and i need to know where the bridge needs to be located...thanks..
    o its 35 scale...just incase

    steve
     
  2. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    35" scale means that it is 35" from the nut to the "nominal" position of the bridge saddles. In reality, the saddle ends up moved back away from the nut for intonation purposes, so the bridge should be placed so the saddles are at 35" when they are at or nearly at their highest (closest to the nut) position.

    The MTD Heir has BFTS, so the nut is slightly off from the "nominal" nut position. If you place the saddles so that they have a little movement left when lined up 35" from the nut, that should take care of it. Or, alternatively, you could measure 17.5" (= 35" / 2) from the 12th fret.

    I suggest you get the Melvyn Hiscock book. It will answer this question, as well as many that you might not know need to be asked. It could save you a lot of heartache. I was able to borrow it from the library.