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Is this bridge saddle in the right place?

Issue 185 February 28, 2013

Trade Secrets Video
The free Fret Position Calculator at does the math, but can I trust its numbers for placing a Martin bridge? I tested the computer against my "stone age" method.
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blankIn this Trade Secrets Video:
  • checkmarkReplacing a Martin bridge, Dan asks "Is it placed right?"
  • checkmarkTrust the computer's bridge placement? Dan has doubts.
  • checkmarkHot Tip! A do-it-yourself Fred Flintstone Saddle Locator.
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