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String Spacing at bridge

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by svirfnebli, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. svirfnebli


    Mar 16, 2008
    Hey all,

    Im not much of a bass player, but I do build a mean guitar. Im working on a line of basses and intend to make my own proprietary bridge. I've got the rough design down, but i've come to a question that im unsure of and would love the advise of TB memebers...

    What can people tell me about the string spacing at the bridge on a four string? Are there standard numbers that people like? Are different spacings suited to different styles? If you can include any measuresments (metric or imperial) that would help..

    Help a brother out! :>
  2. mntngrown

    mntngrown Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2007
    Santa Cruz Ca
    varies by player 17.5mm -19mm and-- Check other manufacturers specs.
  3. lug


    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    19mm for 4 string bass probably covers about 90% of the basses out there. I'd suggest looking into the design of the Schaller 4-String Roller Bridge as an example of a great bridge that allows a lot of flexibility.

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