Wierdness on F bass bridges?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nonsqtr, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Has anyone else encountered any wierdness with the bridge on your BN5? I just got my fourth F bass where I had to muck with the bridge. I don't know if the tolerances are too close, or what, but on three of the basses I had to shave a little off the sides of the saddles, just to get them to be able to move into the right positions. On one of them I even had to put a shim into the bridge to get the saddle to stay put.

    The original reason I start mucking with this stuff is because the G string is too far over. It's about ready to slip off the fingerboard. If it were even one millimeter close to the middle of the board it would be a lot better. I think they need to use one of those bridges with the side-to-side adjustable saddles. Anyway, has anyone else had this experience with their F bass? Or, how did you set it up? Did you do it yourself or did someone do it for you?