passerelle bridge

Discussion in 'Accessories [BG]' started by mrperkolator, Aug 19, 2021.


  1. mrperkolator

    mrperkolator

    Jan 4, 2020
    Anyone tried this yet? Passerelle bridge by kaki king. IMG_0194_grande.jpg


    Link.....
     
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  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Ya, no thx.
     
  3. mrperkolator

    mrperkolator

    Jan 4, 2020
    ... I didn't say it was wonderful. I'm just curious.

    here's a video of it used on an acoustic guitar
     
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  4. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Looks cool, I would definitely make use of that!

    :::sees price:::

    Hmm...otoh, I'm pretty sure I have some household objects just lying around here that can approximate that for far less money. But it's a neat idea.
     
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  5. mrperkolator

    mrperkolator

    Jan 4, 2020
    That was my thought.... Hoping for a video. But yes it seems it would be easy to mock up something to approximate that. There's nothing on the net for it so far. just the acoustic guitar version. I'm wondering if the break angle is too high, forcing unusable angles at the nut/saddles.
     
  6. I have a guitar one. It's cool. I use it with an old Stella I also use for lap steel.

    I talked with her a bit about it last time I saw her, and she signed the tube for me.
     
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  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Now I could see that. But on an electric bass? I'd think you could only get one side to amplify.

    Anyway, I'm bewildered by how she can even tune a guitar to play the stuff she plays with that bridge. I imagine there's all sorts of maths going on with that thing to make it work :D How do you tune using it?
     
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  8. She uses it on an acoustic guitar, and the "nut side" strings definitely ring out more quietly than the bridge side strings. Here's a video she did that talks about tuning.

     
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  9. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Cool vid...tuning is not an exact science on those things apparently.
     
  10. mrperkolator

    mrperkolator

    Jan 4, 2020
    Yeah I was thinking a out how it may not work as well on an electric due to amplification just this morning before my coffee.

    Maybe we should try it on a UBass lol....

    naa... those rubber strings wont work well for a few reasons. maybe a Acoustic or metal stringed ubass.
     
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  11. Think of it this way. She stuck a bar on the fretboard and tuned it until it sounded good. Then she wrote a buncha songs. Just use your ear. It'll be fine.
     
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