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Old 06-08-2011, 03:53 PM   #1
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Making a wooden bridge

Will this work? I have a string through body and I want to make a bridge plate out of wood and use my saddles in it. ima put a metal plate in the bottom for the set screws.

I couldn't see why this wouldn't work.

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Old 06-08-2011, 04:20 PM   #2
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It'll definatly work, and look sexy as .... to boot

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Old 06-08-2011, 04:42 PM   #3
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That would actually be VERY neat. It could possibly change the tone a little, too. I love the idea.

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Old 06-08-2011, 04:47 PM   #4
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I remember Rusti telling me about this in one of my build threads, and I'll be trying it as soon as I get the saddles I ordered.

Is this... guitar?
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:58 PM   #5
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like the others said, it'll work. Just be sure to make the part where the screws go through thick enough so it's strong enough. You might want to use screws that are a little bit longer than original.

I like the idea

Oh, and when you're at it, you can add a screw from the side, that presses the saddles against each other -> no rattle
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:48 PM   #6
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alright! thanks guys its time to design something up based off my metal base plate. gotta call my dads buddy up and beg for a chunk of his curly maple get that rg7321 baseplate replaced!

also did you mean the screws that go into the body or the screws that go through the back to the saddles. i wonder how thick the base needs to be hmmmmmmm
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:59 PM   #7
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I have always loved the wooden bridges. Just reenforce where the hight screws would sit and I cant see a problem.
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:38 PM   #8
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You might want to use screws that are a little bit longer than original.
Failing that some washers would help prevent having to match screws and give the same effect (greater area for bearing).

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The main reason I think people stray from this is the possible stability of the wood over years....high tension stress on a small piece of wood for a good period of time could lead to warping/cracking/splitting.
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....ing sweet.

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I remember Rusti telling me about this in one of my build threads, and I'll be trying it as soon as I get the saddles I ordered.
yup i already replaced the metal plate of my piezo bridge with one made out of ebony
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:11 AM   #14
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yup i already replaced the metal plate of my piezo bridge with one made out of ebony
and what's happened with the sound?
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:24 PM   #15
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and what's happened with the sound?
buhaauh i'll tell you when also the guitar is completely builded
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:35 PM   #16
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Oh my god, thank you for this.
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That last picture is sexy as hell.

and at the real bridge
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Old 06-11-2011, 10:12 PM   #18
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heres to show you guys what I got, but anymore updates will be in my build thread.

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