Here's a question for everyone who's made their bass. I could have posted it to the setup & repair forum, but I thought the luthiers might have the better knowledge of the specific initial bridge body placement to allow them to answer the question. Background: The basic bridge witness point is one scale length from the nut or zero fret; this is also twice the distance from zero to the twelfth fret. This bridge witness point normally gets moved, to compensate the intonation for string stretch from fretting, by moving the bridge saddle backward, away from the nut. Also, string stiffness (as a deviation from ideal) is a possible secondary cause for the compensation being necessary. Question: Has anyone, on any bass, ever found it necessary to move the bridge saddle towards the nut from the "ideal theoretical scale point" in order to properly intonate the string? As I said, this should theoretically never be necessary. But, at the same time, it is a fairly standard practice to allow at least a little saddle travel capability forwards when placing the bridge. It would seem that this is a waste. That's what I'm looking to confirm here. OK everybody, hands on buzzers--you need not answer in the form of a question--GO!