Raised saddle calculator

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by Felix Habel, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. Felix Habel

    Felix Habel

    Mar 28, 2006
    I want to share my recent achievement with you. Some 15 years ago I had the intuition that tuning down a double bass one could simulate the same release in downward pressure of the bridge a raised saddle would produce. My idea was that one could find the tuning where the instrument works best and with that number calculate the exact height of the raised/high saddle. I did some tests and found that on some instruments which probably suffered excessive bridge pressure some improvement could be observed when tuned somewhat lower but at the time I didn't manage to work out the maths correctly. Now, some weeks ago, the same problem showed up and so I got back on that and finally got the maths done! I've put all the calculation in an interactive PDF file to make it available to everyone. I hope this is of some interest for some of you.

    Attached Files:

  2. nogbert


    Jul 18, 2010
    Denver, CO
    been looking for a calculator like this for ages. thanks a ton
    Felix Habel likes this.
  3. iamthebassplayr

    iamthebassplayr Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    Sacramento, CA
    Back in September I sat down to figure this out on my bass... Should have just been patient ;) Thanks for this tool!
  4. Primary

    Primary TB Assistant

    Here are some related products that TB members are talking about. Clicking on a product will take you to TB’s partner, Primary, where you can find links to TB discussions about these products.

    Aug 1, 2021

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.