Is it normal to rest my wrist on the tailpiece and put the palm pressure over the bridge and saddles? Is that harmful to the bridge? Just curious. It's a technique that I want to learn right the first time.
it isnt lol i do it too. had my les paul for nearly 3 years
I have a Les Paul and always rest my hand on the saddles. But i always check my intonation every month. But yeah nothing wrong with that what so ever. Kirk Hammet tapes his hand up as it irritates his hand
It shouldn't be bad for the bridge... I just do it whatever way makes it sound good. Other than adding a bit of bodily oil that can be polished off, it shouldn't mess anything up. (If you don't clean the oils off, it can speed up the process of varnishing with cheaper metal bridges. One of my guitars has some, but it doesn't affect playability at all).
Sweet guys, thanks!