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Compensated briges

Posted by KenBirmingham on Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hi Everybody,

I`ve recently bought a compensated bridge and I`m battling to understand how to get it in the correct position, I`ve listened to some learned people on the net who I`m sure explain it as it should be but for a thicko like me I`m not getting it. Can anyone tell me how hard you press the string to get a harmonic chime and do I press on the frett  wire itself.

4 comments on “Compensated briges”

tkocason Says:
Friday, February 1, 2013 @8:15:44 AM

You listen to the chime at the 12th fret, 1st string. then fret the d note at the 12th fret. they need to be the same note. Do the same thing for the 4th string D note.
to chime just barley put your finger on the string and strum it. It takes a little practice. if you can release your finger right away it sounds better.
Go to youtube and search for Warren Yates setup video. It's the best explanation of proper setup I've seen yet. He gets Donnie Little to help at the end, he's like the setup Guru.
You can find it by searching here on the hangout too.
He doesn't recommend compensated bridges, but it doesn't hurt to have proper intonation of the third string, he states it doesn't really matter, "cause you don't really use the third string that low"
good luck.

tkocason Says:
Friday, February 1, 2013 @8:20:45 AM

It's proper bridge setup, by Warren. Here's the link:

KenBirmingham Says:
Friday, February 1, 2013 @11:23:55 PM

Thanks tkocason, I have been to Warren`s site but what I wanted to know was when you say frett it do you mean press on the frett itself and not between fretts.

tkocason Says:
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 @8:16:24 AM

it means fret the note as normal....i.e. just behind the fret.

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