Zinc Bridge

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Kraig99, Feb 20, 2002.

  1. Hey guys. I'm planning on buy the custom shop parts single string bridges for a 9 string bass project I am planning in the near future. This type of bridges is made out zinc, which is a material that I do not know of being used for bass bridges. Does any body know anything as to the quality or effects on tone that zinc bridges might have compared to aluminum or brass? Thanks in advance for any replies.
  2. Zinc is an element metal that is fairly heavy but it's soft. The zinc will have to be plated - probably with chrome - the avoid oxidation. The softness and low melting temperature are probably one of the reasons it's used in this application - the softness makes it easy to make a smooth finish for the plating process and the low melting temperature might be useful if the luthier is casting them in house.

    IMO, It would be better to have a harder material to avoid damage from banging around.