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Re: set up badass bridge...??
7/21/2006 11:26 AM
Paul Warren (15441) wrote:
Craig, the only area we seem to disagree on is the mass of a bridge making a difference to the sound. If the bridge is firmly attached to the bass, as it should be, then the effective mass of the bridge, as far as the strings are concerned, is fully equal to the total mass of the bass. The mass of a bridge is is therefor negligible and doesn't contribute in this way to the sound.
The choice of the body wood, however, contributes in many ways to the sound, one way of which is through it's mass. A denser body wood makes a big difference to the basses total mass.
A poor quality bridge detracts from the sound in many ways and replacing it will definately improve the sound of a bass. All I'm saying is that it is properties other than mass that make a bad bridge bad or a good bridge good.
I completely agree that replacing a poor quality bridge is worth it.