The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #124793 Message #2758738
Posted By: BTMP
03-Nov-09 - 12:25 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Mandolin Bridges
Subject: RE: Tech: Mandolin Bridges
I fitted a Brekke bridge to my vintage Gibson A4 about 4-5 years ago and was very happy with the sound, although it was not as nice as the one-piece original bridge. The Brekke does offer wood on wood sound transmission, as opposed to the wood thru metal post transmission of the traditional Loar bridge.
For some reason, when I fitted a Brekke on my Flatiron f-hole A-model, the sound was softer and not as punchy as that with the Loar bridge, which I then put back on the Flatiron. Probably has something to do with the overall design and construction of the 2 instruments.