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L2 bridge (block) saddles

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Hi steiny forum , I was looking at a L2 bass the other day and couldnt help noticing the (blocks) the strings rest on in the saddles were in reverse to what mine are .

As L2 owners are aware , there is a POINT where the string rests on with a groove either side(one smaller than the other) . Is there a set rule to how these blocks should face ? and when removed for cleaups etc, should they be returned to the same string & not get mixed up .

thanks all; fevitz

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Is there a set rule to how these blocks should face ? and when removed for cleaups etc, should they be returned to the same string & not get mixed up

 

No rule. Most often the points where the strings rest sit closer to the neck, but in the end it only depends on the intonation setup. If this forces you to move the saddle way back towards the tuners, it might be a good idea to turn the saddle around to have this point closer to the back. Allows a more reasonable distance between saddle and jaw. Not different on guitars. In theory the saddle position should be the same (individually for each string) for all guitars and basses of the same type, and usually there is a "normal looking" pattern. However, exceptions are possible, sometimes due to strings, string brand, or any minor irregularities on the instrument.

 

Bernd

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No rule. Most often the points where the strings rest sit closer to the neck, but in the end it only depends on the intonation setup. If this forces you to move the saddle way back towards the tuners, it might be a good idea to turn the saddle around to have this point closer to the back. Allows a more reasonable distance between saddle and jaw. Not different on guitars. In theory the saddle position should be the same (individually for each string) for all guitars and basses of the same type, and usually there is a "normal looking" pattern. However, exceptions are possible, sometimes due to strings, string brand, or any minor irregularities on the instrument.

 

Bernd

Bernd , its a good thing to know for intonation that can be done . In the one i have the blocks have not been changed , as the E block only has the bridge lock screw indents on 1 side . The rest are all smooth .

cheers

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