#1
Is it possible to get a radiused bridge for a regular electric bass to imitate an upright bass (not an electric upright, because I know those sometimes have them)? I was just curious because it sounded like fun, even though I'm pretty sure it'd sound like murder when bowing unless I got flatwounds.
Last edited by Hergiswi at Jul 7, 2007,
#2
Technically, your bridge is already radiused. Seeing that all electric bass fretboards have a radius to them, forcing the saddles to be radiused.

Not saying it's impossible. I'm just saying that it's completely unnessicary, and impractical to raise your action high enough to be able to play with a bow.
#3
Yeah, I didn't think it'd be very practical, but I just needed something to quell my curiosity. Thanks. =P
#4
From what I understand, you can't really bow an electric bass, flatwounds or no. The flatwounds are just too smooth to bow, and roundwounds winding then to be too thick. You should try and get an Ebow and not worry about it at all.
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Is it possible to get a radiused bridge for a regular electric bass to imitate an upright bass (not an electric upright, because I know those sometimes have them)? I was just curious because it sounded like fun, even though I'm pretty sure it'd sound like murder when bowing unless I got flatwounds.


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#6
just stick with regular or get an upright... trust me, after playing an upright for a while ull LOVE having just a regular bass guitar cause those things are hell to lug around, i have one with a pickup and its really not worth it unless ur deeply into something that really calls for it
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#7
Yeah, I was thinking of going for an electric upright at some point so I could sort of get the same effect without all the lugging around. Of course, it'll never happen until I move out of this dumb condominium.
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#9
It actually sounds like an interesting idea to have your fretboard like that so you could bow.

I'm sure that a luthier somewhere out there has experimented with the idea. If you were rich enough, you could commission a piece yourself.
#10
It would probably wreak havoc upon your truss rod.
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