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What random stuff have you used for a bridge?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig on Wednesday. 8 Replies

Working on a dog bowl resonator at the moment and am struggling to find a suitable bridge. A couple of hardware store trips and looks around the fixings, drawer handles, plumbing sections have turned…Continue

 

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Paul Craig replied to Muddytone's discussion What random stuff have you used for a bridge?
"Most unusual thing I did was make a rollor bidge out of a bolt and some nuts. The nuts are glued to the top and the bolt is threaded through the nuts. The bolt will roll freely in the threads when the tremolo is used. The tremolo was made out of a…"
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Greg Brown replied to Muddytone's discussion What random stuff have you used for a bridge?
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Muddytone replied to Muddytone's discussion What random stuff have you used for a bridge?
"Some magnificent guitars (/decor/finishes/lightning f-holes) and tremendous ideas here. I'm blown away by the domino suggestion - they'd make good nuts too, and I bet I could get a nice bone set a lot cheaper than a 4" piece sold for…"
Dec 12, 2022
Jerry Jordan replied to Muddytone's discussion What random stuff have you used for a bridge?
"I like dominos, plastic chopsticks, Walnut wedges, Bamboo chopsticks, fretwire, coat hanger wire, all-thread, bolts, bone, and other random stuff. The arm off a pair of cheap glasses works well. Plastic tooth brush handles.,"
Dec 9, 2022
Doug Laffin replied to Muddytone's discussion What random stuff have you used for a bridge?
"I'm using a lamb shank bone on my current build."
Dec 8, 2022
Carl Floyd replied to Muddytone's discussion What random stuff have you used for a bridge?
"My wraparound bridge CBG has good volume & resonance.  Surprised me."
Nov 12, 2022
Taffy Evans replied to Muddytone's discussion What random stuff have you used for a bridge?
"Hi Muddystone, my bridges are not "out there" so to speak, I look for what is going to give me the best sound. But if my build is fully electric It's not so important. I use wood/ bone combinations for acoustic/acoustic CBGs and for…"
Nov 10, 2022
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Blues Frog replied to Muddytone's discussion What random stuff have you used for a bridge?
"Muddy,         Probably the most random piece I ever used for a bridge was an old door latch. It worked great. I have also used bolts and made my own bridges with plastic rod on wood. Also made several with bone pieces. One was…"
Nov 7, 2022
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What random stuff have you used for a bridge?

Working on a dog bowl resonator at the moment and am struggling to find a suitable bridge. A couple of hardware store trips and looks around the fixings, drawer handles, plumbing sections have turned up nothing. In the past I've used bolts, hardwood, corner braces, but need to attach this differently. I'm not looking for advice so much but just wondering: what random, weird, interesting stuff have you used for a bridge?Thanks!See More
Nov 6, 2022
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