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3/4 Upright Bass Adjustable Bridge with brass adjusters

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An adjustable bridge can be a godsend for your Upright Bass. It gives you the ability to vary the action for different styles, lower for jazz styles, where fingerboard buzz is a welcome seasoning, in the middle for general play where you want more note bloom or boom, and higher for bluegrass or rockabilly slap. Of course, adjustable height bridges are also often a necessity to compensate for seasonal changes on some carved instruments.

I have adjustable bridges my bass -- I like the ability to fine tune action, as well as raise it for an acoustic bluegrass jam so I can get maximum volume from string bloom room, or lower it for more fingerboard interaction when playing an amplified jazz gig.

The bridges are crafted of fine maple. Unlike our "regular" bridges, the adjusters used in these bridges are 6x1mm metric sizing; this is only important if you ever decide to use a Fishman Full Circle pickup, so you know to get the right size (the Full Circle is available and stocked in 6x1mm). We can sell combination deals with bridge plus pickup - just contact us and ask!

Bridge Measurements (approx.)
Size: Bridge feet
center to center
Bridge Height
Arch width
(measured in arc) / (measured straight across)
Hey, is this bridge any good?

Yes, as a matter of fact, it is. It's made of very good hard maple, the adjusters are well-crafted, and include the upgrade of having the threaded inserts for the adjusters, which allows them to operate smoothly and confidently. Although some of the dimensions and details are a little different, I can assure you that these are the same quality of bridge to those we've been selling for almost two decades. We're very confident that you'll like them!
3/4 size: 4 1/4 inches 7 1/4 inches 4 3/4 inches / 4 1/4 inches

These brand new high quality maple bridges have excellent quality, brass adjusters that were precision installed at the bridge maker's shop. Unlike our "regular" bridge, these bridges are tapped to be used "threads down," meaning that the threads go into the feet of the bridge. Also unlike our regular bridge, this model has a matching brass threaded insert set into the wood, so the threads are not tapped directly into the wood -- and therefore operate very smoothly with far lessened concerns for stripping the threads.

Instructions are included:
I will be happy to include the two pages of instructions for installing a double bass bridge that I've written and will speak with you via email or on the phone if you have any questions. Installing a bridge isn't brain surgery, but does require careful planning and execution, which my instructions outline. Do you already have an adjustable or regular bridge that needs to be installed, or do you want to get an idea of the process?? Let me know and I'll send you the instructions via email, no obligation.

The photo on the right shows an uncut bridge alongside the one Bob cut down for his Juzek in 2008.

3/4 size Adjustable Bridge on my '41 3/4 size Kay
This Bridge is TOO BIG???
That's to be expected! Double basses have different neck angles, which results in the need for different sized bridges -- you can't buy a bridge "off the shelf" to immediately fit your bass. All bridges require fitting. I include instructions to advise you how to trim the top and feet of the bridge to fit your instrument.

The photo shows a similiarly sized bridge cut a bridge down to just 6" tall to fit a 3/4 size Kay; this specific photo is of the adjustable bridge I formerly sold. All 3/4 size bridges come with black adjusters as shown in the photo above.

How can I be sure I have the right size bridge?
If you look or feel inside through the E string f-hole, you will find the Bass Bar; it runs parallel to and below the E string. If you measure from the middle of the bar to the mid-point of the bass and double the measurement, you now know the proper measurement of the bridge's feet when measured from center to center. Choose a replacement bridge in that range (most basses are 3/4 size, approximately four inches from the center point of each foot ) with a height larger than your current bridge.

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