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Bridge Flips

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Bruce estimates that 20% of the instruments he receives for repair
have the bridge base flipped around- treble for bass.


If you notice a decline in tone/volume after a string change, check the bridge. If the base is flipped the bridge doesn't fit well and sometimes can even cause a hum between the bridge base and the soundboard (top).

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A simple precaution is to mark the bottom of the bridge base with a T and B when you take it off to ensure it goes back in the proper position.

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