General tech questions

Double sided tape

1

I've decided to try tape first rather than pin the bridge on my 6118T. Does anyone have a specific brand they have used successfully? I guess by successfully I mean without damage to the guitar's finish. TIA.

Or these? http://www.viking-direct.co...

2

Have you tried a little violin rosin? It worked for me on a Guild archtop and there's less chance of damaging the guitar top.

3

Dave is right, try violin rosin. I also just use single sided masking tape. You can stick it to the bridge feet, trim off the excess, works great also. I think double sided tape would be too thick, and hurt tone, and the bridge would not sit flush.

4

Sounds like sound (geddit?) advice, thanks.

5

There is a violin repair shop in our office complex. I really need to go there check out the rosin.

6

Scotch Double Sided Poster tape is very thin and shouldn't mar your finish and holds well enough that the bridge base won't fall off during string changes. I know violin resin will keep the bridge from moving while playing but I don't know if it will hold the base on if the strings are removed.


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