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fiddledad - Posted - 06/25/2007:  07:30:28

hello out there

I have been considering flattening the bridge to help the double noting.I can manage as is with the standard arched bridge which came installed ,but this modification seems to help.

anyone else out there done this? Had it flattend,or do you guys and gals manage as i do

HOT ROD - Posted - 06/25/2007:  08:07:12

Mike,I play with the factory radius.It's all in the angle you hold your bow across the strings.And some added pressure.


M-D - Posted - 06/25/2007:  10:31:15

A 42mm radius is the standard, same as the finger-board. All my fiddles have a 60mm radius . . . which happens to be the same as a CD.

If you do this, make sure that your D and A strings dont get too close to the finger-board and buzz. Since your G and E strings will be set at their usual heights (whatever that is) off the board, your D and A will now be closer to the board.



Edited by - M-D on 06/25/2007 13:25:41

oldtimer - Posted - 06/25/2007:  12:59:12

I'm going to write a blog about how old fiddlers taught me to shape a bridge....as soon as I get around to it. It is very different from using the standard luthier's radius.

stay tooned....
Glenn Godsey

"Time passes unhindered"

Bill Rogers - Posted - 06/25/2007:  16:08:30

Yeah; I've always flattened my bridge radius. Glenn will have the right way to go about it.


tarheel - Posted - 06/25/2007:  18:57:25

I like mine flattened with the d string highest with the curve flattening out to the E.

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