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Plastic bridge shifts up

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by W.J., Nov 19, 2000.

  1. W.J.


    Oct 31, 2000
    Hey there ,

    I have a friend who has a bassguitar and the plastic bridge at the head ( where the strings rest on )shifts up all the time . He already used glue , but that didn't work .
    I advised him to switch tuning knobs E -> A and A -> E But there must be better ways to do this Any suggestion is welcome .

    thanks guys
  2. MJB


    Mar 17, 2000
    Well, the part you describe is the nut, the bridge is on the body at the other end and screwed in. Anyway, take it to a luthier (fancy word for guitar maker/fixer) and have it professionally repaired. Any decent music store should have a repair guy or be able to point you to one. It shouldn't cost much to fix.
  3. pkr2


    Apr 28, 2000
    coastal N.C.
    The angle of the string as it goes from the nut to the tuning post may be wrong. Lots of basses need a device called a string tree to maintain this angle. Also make sure the string is wound on the post with enough turns to hold the string as close to the peghead as possible.

    Hope this helps. Lots of the guys that post in "set up" are sharp on this sort of thing. Try posting there also.


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