#1
Hello all,

I have a 10 year old Epiphone EB-3. She's been played sporadically over that time, I've started playing her alot more recently and I noticed that my bridge seems to be rising. I am a total novice when it comes to the maintenance of instruments so I'll keep it simple... My bridge should be flat? Nor rising, right?? See below.

My uneducated opinion is that i should loosen up the strings/ change them and screw the bridge in. If I give both sides of the bridge even turns it should have no ill effects, right?



Other pieces of information -

Strings last changed... 2010?
Stored for months at a time, never loosened up the strings.
She's called Jessica

Thanking you in advance for any and all help/comment,

PH
Last edited by Pragmatic_hippy at Oct 19, 2013,
#3
Quote by Explorerbuilder
Loosen the strings, then screw the posts in further.


Many thanks for the input Explorer, I was in the process of editing my post to ask if I should do just that.

Appreciated
#4
I did as Explorer suggested but in the process of re-tuning I noticed the front of the bridge, pic below.

Should I aim to ensure that the bridge is level along this axis as well? The bridge looks a little permanently built

Last edited by Pragmatic_hippy at Oct 19, 2013,
#6
Quote by Explorerbuilder
horizontally level doesnt matter as much. Sometimes it is needed for proper action, since the treble strings are smaller.
As long as it is level from a side view, it should be good.


So if my G string is sitting a little close to my lower pickup than I would like. Should I just loosen up the lower post on the bridge a little so it raises up?

Edit - raised the lower post lowerd the upper post, bridge (from side on) is now sloping the other way, but not as much, so we're closer to level. I think i need some fresh strings... May well pick some up tomorrow, Explorer thank you very much for your help I think I had a vague idea of what needed done but sometimes it just needs the opinion of a random internet stranger to give you the confidence to actually do something.

Thank you good sir
Last edited by Pragmatic_hippy at Oct 19, 2013,