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Walnut burl Bridge

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by paintandsk8, Dec 24, 2004.


  1. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    I have some walnut burl around that I am thinking of making a bridge out of. The bridge would be for an electric upright. It would be very small, probably only and 1" tall at the highest point of the radius. I was wondering if you guys think the walnut burl would perform well in this application. I know it is much less dense than woods usually used for this(rock maple, ebony, rosewood, etc..). Do you think walnut burl would be strong enough and have good tone?
     
  2. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    Walnut is not particularly strong, burl generally makes a wood weaker. I probably would not take the chance.