Tune-O-Matic bridge?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by sheepdog, May 4, 2004.

  1. sheepdog


    Feb 20, 2003
    Birmingham, AL
    I am looking at one of the new Washburn (Oscar Schmidt) semi-hollowbody basses. It uses a tune-o-matic style bridge. Will I be able to properly adjust intonation using this? Not much experience with that style of bridge. Looked like overall height is adjustable, but not sure about string length
  2. Here's a good read about the Tune-o-Matic Bridges maybe you'll get some answers there!

    History of the Tune-o-matic

  3. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Intonation is adjustable by moving the "knife edge" back and forth. However the string height is usually not individually adjustable. You move the two scews at either end to adjust string height. In a previous life I had a Les Paul Studio (ummmm, black!) with the tune-o-matic and loved it.