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Thread #50933   Message #793124
Posted By: JohnInKansas
28-Sep-02 - 04:55 PM
Thread Name: Help: mandolin (general discussion)
Subject: RE: Help: mandolin (general discussion)
Guest - daft:

One problem with stringing backwards is that mando strings are so short they need a lot of compensation in the bridge. You'd have to make a properly compensated "left-hand-mirror-image" bridge.

Having suffered a split bridge cap on the first day of a 2 week + campout, I've found that you can whittle a serviceable replacement from something hard (I used a glue-up of a couple of clothespins) without too much trouble.) I'm not sure I'll bother getting a real one soon - sounds pretty good.