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Making a Bass Bridge?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Warwick player, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. Warwick player

    Warwick player

    Dec 31, 2002
    Bucks, UK
    This was brought up in another thread in another forum, but I have a dilema!

    My problem is that I intend to machine a bridge out of Aluminium, the question is, do any of you brainy and smart Luthiers out there know whether a bass bridge made out of Aluminium would be up to the stresses and strains of the strings?

    The bridge would be a rough copy of what is on a Warwick Rockbass, it would also a webbing on the sides for extra support.

    Thanks for any response at all.
  2. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    As long as you use a decent grade of aluminum, (6061-T6 or thereabouts), and don't make any sections way too thin, you should be fine...

  3. PasdaBeer


    Nov 2, 2002
    Santa Rosa California
    SandStorm Designs
    Hipshot type B style bridges are made out of aluminum, not super thick either.
  4. High end Wilkinson/Gotoh bridges are aluminum too. Very nice pieces.
  5. Warwick player

    Warwick player

    Dec 31, 2002
    Bucks, UK
    Thanks everyone, especialy for the specs ont he materials!!! Sound a bit more knowlegdeable when i order the material!!!!

    I'll see if I can post pics once made!!

    (sorry for the excessive use of the !)