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    Has anyone ever seen this before? This is in a how-to column in a pretty mainstream publication. I thought it must have been the April addition but it's June.
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    Finished product.
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    They nailed it!
    OMG....
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    I prefer a pencil mark on the very end of the bridge foot and on the top. It will wipe off with you finger if you want, but will let to quickly position you bridge should it move. One at each end, bass and treble.
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    I'm more of a duct tape kind of person......

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    Hmmm, well I searched online and was able to pull up the issue for free -- I say "free" but I had to wade through a super annoying pop-up ad about some kind of goofy hand strengthener/exerciser gimmick that kept popping up about 20 times before it settled down (was thinking to myself, this thing is perfect for all those people who like tonegards and bluechips! ha!, but I digress...)

    Anyway, your post makes it look like a $5,000 vintage Gibson, Jim, so I thought it had to be a parody or a joke.....fortunately, it is a $150 pawn shop import they are working on -- cool, but no $5K Gibson! So that makes the "repair" a little more tolerable. I must say the tack hammer is a nice touch....

    My solution for "problem" guitars with slippery floating bridges, I glue two small squares of fine sandpaper to the bottom of the bridge, facing down. Works great. Provides just enough grip.

    Another tip: Never polish the top of the guitar where the bridge goes........and go easy on the whammy bar!
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    I worked with an R & B band for over 20 years. Sometimes it's necessary to not go easy with the whammy bar.

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    The simple solution to a slippery bridge is to grab a cake of bow rosin from your violin or bass friend & rub a little on the underside of the bridge; problem solved.

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    Mr. Condino beat me to it. works like a charm.

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    Is slippery bridge a common problem? Being mandolin centric I've never heard of it. I guess if you had a Bigsby but if the base is fitted correctly it's hard to imagine it would be a problem.

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    Jim, might be. TV around the dinner hour used to have ads for stuff to smear on dentures to prevent such problems.

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    What a truly horrible bodge! I would wonder about using a repositionable mounting adhesive spray.

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