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Sep 29, 2022 - 11:39:07 AM
31 posts since 2/17/2011

Hi folks, can you help, why has this bridge got a nick in it and which way round should it sit on the head?
Cheers

Sep 29, 2022 - 12:13:02 PM
like this

4659 posts since 5/29/2011

Without a picture I can't be sure but are you referring to a bridge with a small, semi-circular cut out in the ebony cap?
If that's what you have, it is a type of compensated bridge, designed to help the middle string sound in tune better. The circular cut out goes toward the front, the solid part faces the tailpiece. That makes the G string have a longer scale.

Sep 29, 2022 - 12:41:58 PM

31 posts since 2/17/2011

Apologies thought I had posted a picture


 

Sep 29, 2022 - 12:47:32 PM

31 posts since 2/17/2011

quote:
Originally posted by Culloden

Without a picture I can't be sure but are you referring to a bridge with a small, semi-circular cut out in the ebony cap?
If that's what you have, it is a type of compensated bridge, designed to help the middle string sound in tune better. The circular cut out goes toward the front, the solid part faces the tailpiece. That makes the G string have a longer scale.


Sep 29, 2022 - 12:48:25 PM

31 posts since 2/17/2011

quote:
Originally posted by Culloden

Without a picture I can't be sure but are you referring to a bridge with a small, semi-circular cut out in the ebony cap?
If that's what you have, it is a type of compensated bridge, designed to help the middle string sound in tune better. The circular cut out goes toward the front, the solid part faces the tailpiece. That makes the G string have a longer scale.


thanks you very much 

Sep 29, 2022 - 12:53:20 PM

1658 posts since 4/13/2009

That's a Snuffy Smith, considered to be one of the better bridges.

Sep 29, 2022 - 6:17:17 PM

2938 posts since 5/2/2012

The SS logo should face towards the fretboard.

Sep 30, 2022 - 12:55:04 AM

31 posts since 2/17/2011

quote:
Originally posted by deestexas

That's a Snuffy Smith, considered to be one of the better bridges.


thanks, that's a nice surprise

Sep 30, 2022 - 12:55:32 AM

31 posts since 2/17/2011

quote:
Originally posted by thisoldman

The SS logo should face towards the fretboard.


thanks

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