- 1 How do you adjust the bridge on a double bass?
- 2 How high should the action be on a double bass?
- 3 How do you set a double bass sound post?
- 4 How do you measure string height on a double bass?
- 5 How do you adjust the bridge on an upright bass?
- 6 Where do you put the bass bridge?
- 7 How does a bass bridge work?
- 8 How do you adjust a bass bridge?
- 9 How high should my bass strings be?
- 10 How far apart should bass strings be?
- 11 Where should the sound post be on a bass?
- 12 What is a sound post on a double bass?
How do you adjust the bridge on a double bass?
The movement is generally slight and can be remedied by carefully pushing the top of the bridge toward the tailpiece until you regain your 90 degree angle between the underside of the bridge and the top of the bass. The feet of the bridge should be flush with the top of the instrument.
How high should the action be on a double bass?
I generally recommend 4-7mm for an easy height. Of course, basses all respond in their own way as so do player’s styles.
How do you set a double bass sound post?
In the “textbook” position, ideally the sound post is positioned centered behind the G-string foot of the bridge, approximately 12 to 14mm or 1/2″ to 3/4″ away from the backside of the bridge, favoring the tailpiece.
How do you measure string height on a double bass?
The measurement (in millimetres) is taken at the end of the fingerboard. It’s the distance from the underside of the string to the surface of the fingerboard. Not all basses have the same length fingerboards though, so it can only be used as a rough guide.
How do you adjust the bridge on an upright bass?
To adjust a tilting bridge, first slightly loosen the bass strings, then grasp the top of the bridge at its upper corners with the thumb and index fingers of each hand and gently pull or push the top of the bridge until a 90° angle is achieved.
Where do you put the bass bridge?
The A style bridge is designed in such a way that the mount screw holes are ¾” (19mm) behind the ideal scale line (the point that is twice the distance from the nut to the 12th fret). So on a typical 34″ scale bass, the ideal position for the A style bridge mount screw holes are 34¾” from the nut.
How does a bass bridge work?
Bridge. The bridge, or tailpiece, is a critical part of the bass. It is the metal plate where the strings attach to the body. This important contact point is where much of the strings’ vibration is transferred to the body of the bass guitar.
How do you adjust a bass bridge?
If you know how to raise and lower the bridge on a bass guitar, you can make slight adjustments to the action of your bass. The saddles on the bridge can be lowered or raised by turning the screws at the top with an Allen wrench. When you adjust the saddles, you lower and raise the string height (the action).
How high should my bass strings be?
To begin, measure the string height at the 12th fret from the top of the fret to the bottom of the string. For a middle-of-the road action, set the bass side of a 4- string (the E string in standard tuning) to 7/64″ and then set the treble side (G string ) to 5/64″.
How far apart should bass strings be?
The easy way to get this is take your total string spacing and divide it by one less than the amount of strings you have. So if you are measuring a 4- string bass, you would divide by 3. our bridge is a 4- string, with a 57mm total spacing, so our string -to- string spacing is 57mm/3, or about 19mm.
Where should the sound post be on a bass?
As a general rule, the soundpost is usually centered behind the treble or G foot side of the bridge and placed approximately 2 to 2.8 cm behind the back side of this bridge foot (see diagram). Every instrument reacts differently, so wood type and density of the soundpost will create different results from bass to bass.
What is a sound post on a double bass?
A sound post is a piece of doweling wood often made from seasoned spruce which is held in place, under the tension produced by the strings and the bridge. A peek through the f-holes on the bass and you’ll see the post vertically placed between the front and back of the bass body.