Bridge appears to be skewed?

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by ImGoodThanks, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. ImGoodThanks

    ImGoodThanks Electromatic

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  2. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    No image visible, but unless you have wide saddle travel tunomatic, slanting the base is a given.
     
  3. ImGoodThanks

    ImGoodThanks Electromatic

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    Apr 28, 2021
    Australia
    ok thanks, try the link in the post to see the image.
     
  4. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Looks good to me.
     
  5. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    Does it intonate well? If yes, no problem.
     
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  6. Back in Black

    Back in Black Country Gent

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    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada
    IGT,

    That's your intonation angle.

    With some bridges, intonation can be set by adjusting the position of you saddles. on other bridges, a slight angle is required in order to get intonation set correctly.

    First photo, intonation set by adjusting saddle position, second photo by placing complete bridge assembly at slight angle.

    BIB.

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  7. ImGoodThanks

    ImGoodThanks Electromatic

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    Apr 28, 2021
    Australia
    Yes it plays nicely
     
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  8. ImGoodThanks

    ImGoodThanks Electromatic

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    Apr 28, 2021
    Australia
    ok, thank you, its good to know all is well, I was a bit shocked when I first noticed it.

    Can't say I have ever seen anything like it before, perhaps again, I have never noticed.

    Thanks for the information :)
     
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  9. mr coffee

    mr coffee Country Gent

    Oct 7, 2009
    Houston
    Perhaps the most visible example, in my mind at least, in many acoustic guitars the wooden portion of the bridge is straight while the bone saddle is at a slight angle.

    -m
     
  10. ImGoodThanks

    ImGoodThanks Electromatic

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    Apr 28, 2021
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    In my case, it appears that both the wood base and the saddle are both at the same angle, but both the base and bridge are at an angle in relation to the nut.
     
  11. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    That's the way it's supposed to be.
     
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  12. mr coffee

    mr coffee Country Gent

    Oct 7, 2009
    Houston
    Exactly. The ends of the strings are fixed, while the middle vibrates when plucked. Lighter strings vibrate closer to their fixed ends, but heavier strings vibrate somewhat further from the ends. Therefore, in order to intonate properly, the bass side of the bridge is slightly further from the nut. That's a very broad simplification, of course.

    -m
     
  13. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Yep, and the string gage will possibly change the angle a bit too.

    Normal

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  14. ImGoodThanks

    ImGoodThanks Electromatic

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    Apr 28, 2021
    Australia
    Interesting, I have a little homework to do about all this :)
     
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  15. Andrew Griffin

    Andrew Griffin Synchromatic

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    Oct 22, 2015
    very clear. thanks
     
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