Would this work?!?!

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Simon Martin, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Simon Martin

    Simon Martin

    Mar 31, 2009
    I've managed to get all the ingridients to build myself a tasty looking Hofner 182 bass but cant find the alluminium floating bridge.
    I've found a few alternatvies of using a wooden one from a violin bass but then i ame across an image

    Someone had nocked one together using some nuts and bolts!!
    Would this ound like complete tat or is this guy a genius?


  2. That might actually work, but pretty low-tech. Wow.
  3. Simon Martin

    Simon Martin

    Mar 31, 2009
    Saves me 40 quid on a violin bass one though. Thank god for the internet! cheers for the reply.
  4. mech

    mech In Memoriam

    Jun 20, 2008
    Meridian, MS, USA
    Besides not being able to set the intonation it should work just to get it playing. After you get the string spacing set lock the nuts together by tightening them toward each other at the same time. Otherwise they may vibrate apart. I'd do some file work to have equal contact points between the nuts and the string to prevent buzzzzzzes.

  5. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    I love kludged fixes on pretty much anything. I might add a drop of loctite to each nut.
  6. If you jamb those nuts together against the string, you will break the string or windings. I would just move the nuts close enough to guide the string, then back each nut off one turn to apply the locktite, then turn the nut back to where you had it originally. That way the locktite will penetrate the threads to hold it in place.