Wow, what a job. I can’t believe I actually volunteered to help install this new adjustable bridge. But, after all, it is my bass. So, I hooked up with my luthier buddy, George, and we went to work. I don’t think there been that much sanding (by hand) since Noah built the ark. I had never worked on a bass before and I’m pretty sure I won’t ever do it again. Just putting strings on the darn thing was ten times more work than stringing a banjo. By the time you get down to that E string, it sort of like working with re-bar. Not to mention that those winders are down in hole and for a guy with big hands….that not a good combination.
But, things turned out very nicely. It plays good and sounds good. And I got through the entire experience without cussing and lost 2-1/2 lbs, to boot. I went to bed real early that night and the world was much brighter the next day. So, we played some music and had a few of George’s friends over for a little jam session. All of a sudden, everything was OK.