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Washburn General Forum => Guitar Care, Repair, Modification & Lutherie => Topic started by: jwg35815 on December 11, 2017, 02:24:11 PM

Title: Compensated bridge/bridge saddle
Post by: jwg35815 on December 11, 2017, 02:24:11 PM
Is the comensated bridge necessary? I have problems with the second string, keeping it in tune or getting it in tune. Would a non-compensated bridge be a better choice?
Title: Re: Compensated bridge/bridge saddle
Post by: YerDugliness on December 12, 2017, 07:41:27 AM
Not all guitars use a compensated bridge/saddle...classical guitars don't. Have you tried a classical?

Some people are VERY sensitive to tonal variations...some aren't.  You may be one of those who is!

Cheers!

Dugly 8)
Title: Re: Compensated bridge/bridge saddle
Post by: Tony Raven on December 13, 2017, 12:04:51 PM
In your case, I strongly doubt that problems "keeping it in tune or getting it in tune" have anything to do with the bridge, unless by "second string" you mean the wound A.

More likely to be a narrow nut slot binding the string, or a faulty tuner, or the ball end not being properly seated, or more than four wraps of string around the tuner post.