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Wood bridges

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Daffy Funk, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. Daffy Funk

    Daffy Funk

    Nov 10, 2005
    I have never played a bass with a wood bridge,and would
    like to know how is it different from steel,brass,etc.
    Is there a clear difference in the sound of an ebony vs. rosewood(etc)bridge?What are the pros and cons?
  2. ibz


    Apr 14, 2005
    Columbus, OH

    jk... :D

    To answer you question metal bridges generally have a brighter tone and have the BIG advantage of being able to adjust innotation, string spacing, string height, ect. over wood bridges becuase you have to cut wood to do that stuff, and you're always stuck with how it is set.

    For the second question, from referring to banjo bridges and fretboard wood ebony might be slightly brighter. But IMO the difference between wood/ metal brige sound is much more noticeable than subtle differences, like type of wood for the bridge.
  3. Daffy Funk

    Daffy Funk

    Nov 10, 2005
    Thanks for the reply.Are there any luthiers on the forum that make both bridge types(wood and metal)?What are your
    opinions on the diffrence?

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