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Based on the attached article from Gibson about string action Iíve long thought that the introduction of the adjustable bridge was for the convenience of Gibson during manufacturing and secondarily as a convenience or sales inducement for the customer. Imagine how long it took to Gibson workers to adjust the fixed bridge to the top and set the action, especially when accounting for some top settling. I guess it served both purposes.

I need to weigh the two types of bridges, I would imaging the fixed bridge is lighter and may be more responsive. I suspect there were articles about the pros and cons of the new bridge in the trade journals.

Has anyone researched the contemporary acceptance of the adjustable bridge?