Measure the resulting distance from the guitar nut to find proper bridge placement. DON'T MISS A BEAT, sign up for StewMac news, Black Friday Sale! Living In Virginia, Eric Linkenhoker has written professionally since 2011. Take a measurement at the 12th fret, which is where the midpoint of the scale length crosses. Correct bridge placement determines a guitar's intonation when playing fretted notes. Drill a hole through the bridge to allow the pickup wire to pass through. Pull out each bridge pin that holds the strings to the bridge at the bottom of the guitar with needle-nose pliers and pull each string out. Fender's most popular pick shape in different materials. Thank you so much. Take your guitar to a professional if you are unsure of you measurements. Build the pedal that redefined overdrive. DOWNLOAD PDF The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. I have clamps, but none of them are able to get in the awkward position (up and under the sound hole). 171KB Please don't take offense, as I certainly mean none, but if you have to ask these basic questions then there is a lot more you need to understand than can be answered in a simple, concise forum post. Remove the strings and set them aside. The only way around this one was to make a bridge from scratch. Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by hubermsj, Jul 25, 2010. Subtract the above result from the scale length. Drill a 12mm (or 12.5mm) hole where the endpin used to be, to install the endpin jack. Download Adobe Acrobat free from Adobe. What specific kind of guitar is this, and how has it come to a position where you need to know how to install a new bridge? Others have the older type, with both the base and the bridge itself (which includes that saddle piece) made from wood. TDPRI, short for Telecaster Discussion Page Reissue, is the leading online community and marketplace for Telecaster guitars. The kit has a completed body and neck, but they need to be assembled. Correct bridge placement determines a guitar's intonation when playing fretted notes. The bridge is secured with Liquid Nails (for wood projects). Your measurements were dead on. Please feel free to give us a call if … I’m also going to have a look at when strings should be changed, the different types and try and make sense of the brands, gauges, coatings etc. The product is the scale length, the proper distance between the fretboard edge of the nut and the fretboard edge of the bridge saddle. I-3694 The manufacturer's instructions are supplied with the JLD Bridge Doctor, and are also available for download here: DOWNLOAD PDF. Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! Any fretted note falls high or low of the desired pitch. Remove all the guitar strings so you can access the guitar nut. The improved version of the classic Fender Strat Bridge, The most consistent, top quality Strat® replacement body on the market today. Linkenhoker received a Master of Science in English from Radford University with concentrations in American literature and business writing. Most electric guitar bridges have adjustable saddles. 3. Learn About Guitar Bridge and Tailpiece Installation and Repair; ... How to install the JLD Bridge Doctor in an acoustic guitar. Download Adobe Acrobat free from Adobe. This beautiful guitar needs an under-saddle pickup. Thank you for purchasing one of our bone saddles, buffalo horn saddles, Mammoth Ivory saddles, or Fossilized Walrus Ivory saddles!Every acoustic guitar can benefit from a bone or Mammoth Ivory saddle, but correct installation is key. To enter. (You must log in or sign up to reply here. In this post I’m going to show you my process of making an acoustic guitar bridge from scratch: First I start with an ebony blank. Multiply the distance from the nut to the 12th fret by two. View instructions with Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or higher. But I noticed the bridge started to come off from the string tension. His expertise lies in automotive work, stringed instruments and home improvement. The distance between the guitar nut and bridge is the scale length. The manufacturer's instructions are supplied with the JLD Bridge Doctor, and are also available for download here: The distance between the guitar nut and bridge is the scale length. Moving the bridge too far from the neck increases scale length and creates flat fretted notes. Although my post is about stringing an acoustic guitar, but in this moment I’ll just be looking at the steel string acoustic guitar on this page, I will create a separate post for all the nylon plucking classical and flamenco warriors out there. Mottola; 2004. If your guitar has a zero fret past the nut, begin measuring there. No amount of tuning helps a guitar with a poorly positioned bridge. Save on Over 900 Items, Learn About Guitar Bridge and Tailpiece Installation and Repair, Find the proper fret position with the official Stewart-MacDonald Fret Calculator, Stewart-MacDonald is PCI compliant and validated for secure e-commerce.