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The component of a string instrument that separates the strings from, while transmitting vibrations to, the body. Also a part of a piece of music, but don't use this tag for such questions.

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What are these slanted surfaces on the bridge saddles of my electric guitar?

I randomly took a closer look at the bridge of my electric guitar and noticed that the brass saddles have some weird, flat, slanted surfaces where the strings run over them. Interestingly, these ...
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Silk classical guitar string gauge is too big for bridge holes

My classical guitar has a plastic bridge with pre-drilled or precast holes gauged for standard nylon classical strings. I got some silk strings which are a bit higher gauge and don’t all fit by just ...
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My 1980s telecaster neck pickup is louder then usual but the bridge pickup is almost silent even turned all the way up [closed]

My 80s telecasters neck pickup is almost 2x louder then before and the bridge pickup is huming but makes vary little sound when turned all the way up any help
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Floyd Rose detuning after the first dive-bomb past dropD and can't recover E tuning on the adjustments without unlocking WHY

I have a Jackson js32 roads special. I get it in E tuning Lock it down and after the first dive bomb it knocks out of tune so far I can't get it back without unlocking it WHY someone please help
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How to adjust my bass guitar bridge

I’m trying to adjust my bass guitar bridge but my bridge is quite different compared to the bridges in online tutorials. I tried to find the name of my bridge but I can’t seem to find it. If anyone ...
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Squier Stratocaster's Bridge Lift After Restringing with Ernie Ball Beefy Slinkies

Squier Strat, my high E string snapped yesterday, so I replaced all strings. I used Ernie Ball's Beefy Slinky (2627) with following gauge numbers: E (11) B (15) G (22p) D (30) A (42) E (54) When ...
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influence of the bridge on how much a guitar "chugs"

Long story short, I am wondering about the influence that the bridge (considering always the same type - a Floyd Rose-like bridge) has on how much the guitar chugs. To expand a bit more. I have ...
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My brand new acoustic guitar's bridge has crack?

Alright So today I received my Kadence Frontier Series which I had ordered online. The guitar's sound is really cool and everything else was good until I found a thin crack at the bridge. What should ...
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Help me identify the bridge on this Cort GB series bass guitar

UPDATED TO CLARIFY A COUPLE OF POINTS: The bridge has caused issues and failed in the same way before (note the slightly different saddle and tensioner screw on the A string). The teacher/parent has ...
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Floyd rose bridge leaning to the treble side

I've decided to change my strings on my guitar, and when I finally was done with setting up the springs to make the bridge parallel to the body, I wanted to make the action lower. I noticed that it ...
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Electric guitar bridge lifted too much, intonation problems

I bought a used Fender Mexican strat online many months ago. Its bridge came lifted. I read some threads here (I'm posting them below) that say this can lead to intonation problems, and indeed I've ...
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Should string saddles touch each other?

I was investigating a buzzing sound in my Squier Stratocaster that had started a couple of days ago, and finally narrowed it down to the (hard-tail) bridge. None of the height-adjustment screws was ...
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Violin bridge E-string: pad or hardened insert?

I know many (not all) violinists place a small pad or a short piece of tubing around the E-string at the bridge contact point. Some bridges have a tiny insert there, presumably of a very hard wood, ...
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Guitar Strings & Bridge

I've been playing guitar for about a year and until now I've always wanted to play on lower tunings. I have heavy gauge strings for these low tunings. I'm scared that tuning up to e standard and what ...
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How to remove a grand piano harp and keep the strings attached? [closed]

I am planning to turn my old piano into a table, using the cast iron plate/harp with the strings, sound board removed, as the bottom, covered with glass. I would like to keep the strings. Seeing as ...
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Can't properly set up floating bridge in strat

I have strat style Aria SG guitar with a standard tremolo bridge that i used to play in hard tail setup. I've been trying to set it up as a floating bridge using a youtube video as a guide. But after ...
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How to adjust floyd rose tilting forward?

I have been changing strings recently on my electric guitar, which has a Floyd Rose licensed bridge. I had strings on it (dont know which kind) and changed them to SL Alice strings (0.009 etc.). But ...
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Crack near guitar Bridge

This crack is been there for over a year, Does the bridge comes off in future? Is it damaging the body? Whats actually happening a year ago i've left my guitar for over a month without playing. Is it ...
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How do you reposition a Stratocaster bridge?

I recently got a cheap Squier bullet Strat, I did a few mods and upgraded the parts, then I realized when I was putting in new pickups for it, that the bridge is positioned incorrectly so that the ...
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How to eliminate vocal fry on bridges?

my sound becomes squeaky(vocal fry) on bridges. How do I eliminate it?
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Kahler intonation screws

I am looking to get some replacement intonation screws for the kahler bridge. Does anyone know what type of screw these as ordering from whammy parts would get expensive with shipping. I have placed ...
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Truss rod adjustment - tighten or loose?

I am beginner guitar player and today after I replaced the strings and adjusted the Floyd Rose bridge of my guitar (BC Rich Gunslinger retro) I noticed that the action was increasingly high, from fret ...
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Type of Trapeze for acoustic guitar

I'm wondering if anyone has ever developed a trapeze for acoustic guitar that included features that would allow intonation adjustments similar to what is available on electrics? I have an old Yamaha ...
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What did I do wrong with the bridge of bass guitar when restringing?

I had my dad's bass guitar lying around (I play with it, but don't play it, if you know what I mean - I'm a drummer myself). I believe that it is a Stagg B300-SB Standard J. It had been lying unused ...
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Tremolo claw screws don't adjust bridge angle on Floyd Rose

Here is my bridge and as you can see it's way forward! And here is my back of my guitar: I tried screwing claw screws all the way in but the bridge stay the same, so what am I doing wrong here? ...
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Why do violin bridges support the lower strings at a greater height from the fingerboard?

It appears that violin bridges are typically designed asymmetrically to support the lower strings at a greater height from the fingerboard, as shown in this photo: At the end of the fingerboard the G ...
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How long should it take for my Floyd Rose to go back in tune? Also, does the bridge need to be 100% parallel?

I just started using my new Charvel with a FR 1000 Series; love it! The tuning is epic, until I do a dive; immediately after, my Korg CA-40 says its out of tune. A few mins later, doing nothing, it's ...
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What is this flat thing on Ray Chen's bridge?

A recently released video of Ray Chen playing Clair de Lune shows what appears to be a strange flat object on the violin bridge. I thought originally that it was maybe part of the tailpiece or ...
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Standard Jazzmaster HH bridge/saddle height adjustment

The Fender Standard Jazzmaster HH is a modern hybrid, with a few differences compared to the classic design: the tailpiece has been moved closer to the bridge, and the saddles are a sort of Jazzmaster/...
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De-tuning on a new floyd rose setup

I just bought my first guitar with a Floyd Rose system and I absolutely love it. Now when I tuned it all up, and do some dives with the bar, and let it come back, my strings are all de-tuned a small ...
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Guqin construction and physics

I am a physicist building a Guqin, an old Chinese zither. I try to understand its construction, how it vibrates, what are the key features to obtain a good sound. I found only one paper on the ...
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Can you tune one string on a Floyd Rose bridge without having to retune them all?

Like if you want to go from EADGBE to DADGBE, can you just tune the 6th string down and be done with it, or will that offset the bridge and throw the other strings out of whack?
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How to prevent a synchronized tremolo bridge from lifting

I recently changed the strings on my Ibanez GIO GRG170DX and I noticed that after tuning the guitar, the bridge was lifting up (no longer flat with the body). I don't think it was like this before ...
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Ibanez Lo Pro Edge set right?

I am a beginner with these Floyd Rose bridges; I don't understand if I set the bridge right. I heard that Lo Pro bridges should be inclined a bit, but I have the feeling that it's inclined too much, ...
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Has changing string gauges upset my bridge

I've changed my guitar strings gauges recently from .09 to .10 and I feel like the Fender style bridge is a little bit higher. I used to use .10 gauges most of the time and there was no problem at ...
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Moving short violin bridge towards fingerboard

My violin bridge is slightly too short; if I place it between the f-hole notches as it should be, action becomes too low. I normally use heavy gauge strings to partially compensate for lost tension. ...
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Guitar bridge resonates wherever I play a C#

I have an Ibanez Gio and no matter where I play a C# it causes my guitar bridge to resonate. Please see my example attached to sound cloud where I alternate playing a C# on the G and D string. https:/...
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Is it normal that my bridge is this low the sides?

Since a few weeks ago, I have been noticing that the outer screws of my bass's bridge (the 1st and 8th one in the picture below) are completely "unscrewed". This means that the outer ends of the ...
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Is this string properly installed?

A friend of mine lend me his 5-strings bass for me to practice for a fill-in. The instrument feels absolutely flaweless, and the sound is perfect. However when taking a close look at the bridge, I ...
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How to fix springs noise on guitar with whammy bar?

I've bought cheap used electric guitar with nice reviews. As I played entire mounth I didn't encounter this problem. But yesterday the problem appeared when I use whammy bar (vibrato bar). It seems ...
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Ibanez S7420 ZR2-bridge not flush with body anymore, I can't fix it

I have a Ibanez S7420 7-string with the ZR2 bridge and I think I just majorly screwed it up. The guitar was set up for standard 7-string tuning (BEADGBE) and I set it to A# F A# D# G C D# (tuning up ...
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Can I use a tenor banjo bridge on a plectrum banjo?

I just got a Fender Robert Schmidt 4-string plectrum banjo and the bridge string spacing is extremely wide. It seems to be about 10/16" between each string. I play Dixieland jazz and would prefer a ...
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The bridge of guitar getting detached from the body

I recently got my yamaha F310 acoustic guitar replaced because the part of the body to which the bridge was attached started swelling and it seemed that the bridge was about to detach from the body as ...
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Guitar Bridge saddles out of sync?

I recently had a bit of trouble with a stuck string, so I unscrewed my electric guitars bridge to get rid of the string, but when i screwed it back in, it looked a bit off. It might just be me, but ...
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How would you remove broken bridge pins from an acoustic without the main soundhole?

How would you remove broken bridge pins from an acoustic without the main soundhole?
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Violo Bridge Adjustments

Is there any standard width height or breadth for violin bridges. I think I over sanded my bridge but it was pretty cheap it came with a 200 dollar violin. Can I sand the bridge myself carefully? Can ...
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Should I fix the bridge on this guitar?

This is a guitar from 1950's or 60's that I recently got refurbished, but now I still have the problem of it going relatively quickly out of tune. It has a movable bridge, and I think this is the ...
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Are the strings supposed to be directly over the pickups?

I just bought a Squier affinity strat and noticed that the strings do not directly go over the center of the pickups. This is especially the case for the bridge pickups which are at an angle. Is ...
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Will lighter strings extend an acoustic guitar's life?

Will lighter strings extend an acoustic guitar's life? I just sold an old acoustic I acquired in bad condition and restrung with new nut and saddle, whose bridge was beginning to lift out of the body....
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I pressed hard on the floyd rose bridge

I'm a bit new to the electric guitar domain, so I got a bit scared because when I was playing the guitar. I used the bridge to distortion the sound (I hope it's correct), and at some point I pressed a ...
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