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  1. Re: Weber Bridge - nut spinning, unable to raise/lower

    "The post on a Brekke Traditional bridge can't possibly turn in that design without major obvious damage to the saddle and probably to the bridge and the instrument itself."

    That is true some of...
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    Re: Changes to the Original Brekke Bridge

    To answer John's question, the intonation cuts on the saddle are deep enough that the compensation will not change when a radius saddle is sanded flat. That is, the intonation cut is straight at the...
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    Re: Changes to the Original Brekke Bridge

    Thanks for the responses everyone. I appreciate your thoughts on the bridges very much and appreciate that the changes do not seem unreasonable. My main focus with these changes has been a...
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    Changes to the Original Brekke Bridge

    Iím hoping to get some feedback from the players, builders and dealers on this forum about changes that I have made to my original Brekke mandolin bridges. Basically, do the changes seem reasonable?...
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    Re: Weber Bitterroot

    Brett, please correct this if I am wrong, but as far as I remember, these were the general models when Weber was in Montana. Although, the elements of the models were often mixed and matched per a...
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    Re: Tuning up a Traditional Brekke Bridge

    If the picture is of your bridge, it looks like you have a tall base. Weber also made a shorter base so you could sand down the top of the base extensions a bit (but as mentioned, as long as you...
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    Re: Weber Gallatin Brekke Bridge adjustment?

    Hi Pete,

    I would also suggest contacting Bruce at Montana Lutherie. If the neck has changed it can affect the bridge height so it's possible that your truss rod may need adjustment and he's good...
  8. Re: Weber brekke bridge thumbwheel and nut adjustment ?

    The Brekke/Weber Traditional bridges used a 4-40 threaded nut. There were also two bridge base heights.

    If your instrument has the taller bridge base (pronounced pedestals for the adjustment...
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    Re: Weber Maverick electric with funky bridge

    No problem Martin, it does look a bit chunky but it's not quite as bad in person. The interior of the bridge was brass (might have been a couple made of aluminum) with an ebony cover. The cover was...
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    Re: Weber Maverick electric with funky bridge

    Hi Martin,

    That was one of the bridges that I made for the Mavericks. I believe that it was one of the later versions as I still have some parts for that style. We didn't do enough Mavericks to...
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    Re: Brekke vs Traditional Bridge

    Hi AlanN,

    The confusion comes from the early years of Weber, Sound To Earth. For a period of time, they referred to all the bridge designs that I developed and they sold as "Brekke" bridges. ...
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    Re: Weber Sweet Pea tailpiece design

    Actually, the tailpiece was designed to keep the instrument cost down and to enhance player comfort. Because the Sweet Pea has such a small body, I felt that having a tailpiece stick up over the top...
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    Big fiddle/violin

    Hi all,

    I just finished a project for Frank Smith, who started TowHaul/Smith Equipment, my day job. He's been retired for awhile but has created Music Ranch Montana, to bring in musical groups...
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    Re: new bridge for flat top?

    Actually, I make an adjustable bridge that works for most flat top instruments.

    Vern Brekke
    www.bridgerproducts.com
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    Re: 2020 NAMM Show Report

    Hi Ken,

    Steve is familiar with my bridges (at one time, he gave me a quote to cut them) and has talked to me about adapting the general design to his instruments. Unfortunately, my wedge system...
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    Re: Aspen #1 Flat top

    Thanks for the recommendation Daryl. I do sell an adjustable bridge that is specifically designed for flat-top mandolins...

    Vern Brekke
    Bridger Products
  17. Re: Lower action on bridge - brekke - may relate to more

    It is possible to shorten the wedges to get a lower saddle height if the saddle has not bottomed out at the lowest position of the wedges. It is also possible to sand the bottom of the saddle to get...
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    Re: Waterloo Mandolin Released

    Thanks for the nice recommendation Daryl. I've done so many custom original bridges over the years that there are a much greater range of adjustable bridge heights, widths and styles for mandolin,...
  19. Re: Help me understand mortise and tenon neck joints

    There were several reasons why Weber used a mortise and tenon joint on their necks with machine screws and barrel nuts:

    1) The mortise and tenon blanks/bodies were much easier to cut...
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    Re: Richlite bridges

    The Richlite was easy to machine and it sanded and buffed well. The material was a bit darker than the ebony that I used for the other bridge and the feel was more similar to wood than phenolic.
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    Richlite bridges

    Does anyone have experience with using Richlite for bridges? I just cut a custom bridge for a customer/builder from a blank of Richlite that he sent me (the Richlite had a made in Montana sticker...
  22. Re: 1996 Gibson A-5G with 3 signatures on the label

    Helen Beausoleil is amazing and a great person to work with. One of those unknown luthier/builders who have the skills and experience to make a great instrument.

    She started with Steve Carlson...
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    Re: Armrests? magnets?

    Bruce Weber, Montana Lutherie, and I prototyped a new tailpiece/armrest concept (similiar to my Weber design but I think better) for his new instruments last Saturday that uses magnets to allow...
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    Re: Brekke - How Low can it go?

    The traditional Brekke/Weber bridge had two base heights: a short and a tall. I'm glad that Ivan also thought to lower the screw threads. We left at least a 1/16 inch space before the bottom of the...
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    Re: Brekke - How Low can it go?

    Hi Scott,

    This should be a warranty issue for Weber - if you wanted to go that route.

    With that said, there are several possibilities:

    Weber had four bridge base sizes. You may have the...
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