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    Registered User Eric Platt's Avatar
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    Default Thanks to Cumberland Acoustics

    Needed a new bridge for the 1935 Kalamazoo KM-21. The top has caved and the stock bridge just looked silly with the saddle jacked up so high. Tried a no name bridge, but knew I could do better. Ordered the CA bridge with the tall boy saddle, figuring it would need less adjustment to get to the correct height. When everything was done, was quite happy with the result. Not much adjustment was needed to get everything to the right height.

    Not going to say this improved the sound over the stock bridge, they're too different to compare. But it did seem to improve the treble or maybe brought things more into focus than the no-name bridge. Plus, it looks better, and that's the most important thing now, isn't it?

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    1935 Gibson A50, 2018 Collings MT, 1929 Gibson A Jr., 1935 Kalamazoo KM-21, 2018 Eastman MDO-305

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    Default Re: Thanks to Cumberland Acoustics

    Eric, Good choice on a better bridge. I bought one from Steve this past June and it worked out great. So nice to deal with too!
    2017 Collings MT (Gloss Top, Ivory Top Binding, Wide Nut)
    1999 Ratliff R-5 (F-5 Model)
    Two Old Gibson A Mandolins passed down through my wife's family. These are the mandolins that got me started on mandolin in 1982. Then I didn't touch it again until 2013.

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    Default Re: Thanks to Cumberland Acoustics

    Just knowing I have a quality CA bridge makes me play better.
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    Arches F style kit
    1913 Gibson A-1

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