Any one got any tips on setting up a glue on bridge so it's on the angle to get the right intonation ?
are the strings attached to it ?
on 'real' guitars i've seen apart the bridge is held in place by a couple of nuts and bolts...
No strings I've not finished building it , it will be screwed to the top but not until I have the right position , the high string will be at scale length but the low string being thicker will be further back so the bridge sits on a angle , there must be some way to get this angle .
there is a video on youtube about setting intonation on a banjo, about the same process. as long as you have the intonation set first, you should be good to adhere it in that angle.
he did not show, however, that you also get the intonation set by fingering the strings on the frets. And check the tuning that way also.
I like the stew mac videos, good basic info.
Banjo's have tail pieces and floating bridges not the same thing , you can't glue a bridge on string it up and check the intonation then take it all apart if the bridges in the wrong place , Mark knows what I'm getting at , thanks for the video link , it's the " Fred Flintstone Saddle Calculator " for me , there again if I use that I might as well go back to tail pieces and floating bridges , well at least either way once it's built i'll have a reference for another build with a glue on bridge .
ah, you are going for the all-in-one bridge like in the video. Cool beans. happy building.
It won't without a tail piece Steve that's why the bridge is glued on .
good luck with that...
Ron I'm on build No 17 , I built the 3 Tele's in my sig pic and 14 CBG's , so I want to do something different on my next two builds so one's a baritone ukulele and a tenor ukulele with round sound holes and proper acoustic type bridge's so in order to fix the bridge you need to know the angle that the saddle need to be at , so I'm going to make a tailpiece that I can clamp to the rear of the box , string the uku's up and set the bridge as if it was a floating bridge , then I can glue or screw the bridge on , I'd have posted it on the Cigarbox Ukulele Group but there does seem to be a lot action on there .