Hi all, here is a series of photos showing one way to make a bridge, I thought it may help newcomers, after my mate asked me to make one for is CBG.
The whole process took 15 minutes max from start to finish, don't worry if it takes you longer with hand tools there's no rush. With this method you can make many at the same time.
Very nice, thanks Taff!
What sort of pickup is that?
A rod piezo.
Thanks for sharing Taff!!!
Hi Brendan, they also come as a "rope" piezo, which means they look like the wire on this one for their whole length, and they are flexible.
Thanks for the comments guys.
Cheers for showing Cobba .
Is that bone or corian for bridge? Does it need to sit on top and touch rod?
Thanks, Taffy. Came at a time that I need to make a tall bridge, and this is different than what I normally do. I'll give it a go.
Thanks for posting, Taff! I have a rod pup that I haven't gotten around to yet and I will try your system when I do.
Great job Taffy.
Hi Brent, it's bone. I have dozens of offcuts from other jobs so I use these bits for CBG's. The contact of the saddle to the strip is very critical, it must be perfect for each string for even response/volume.
Its the pressure on the piezo part of the strip by the string that creates good or not so good sound. That's why a decent break angle over the saddle is important.
Idealy the bottom of the slot and saddle should be perfectly flat and level.
Great post Taff. Maybe I'm just over thinking it and making it difficult. I'll give it a go.
"The contact of the saddle to the strip is very critical, it must be perfect for each string for even response/volume.Its the pressure on the piezo part of the strip by the string that creates good or not so good sound."
So the bone needs to be good and tightly seated on the rod. i.e. No wiggle room. Correct?
A decent break angle means the more pressure bearing down on the rod the better. Correct?
"Idealy the bottom of the slot and saddle should be perfectly flat and level."
...and parallel to each other. Correct?