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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:13 am    Post subject: Need Electric Cello Help
Subject description: pick-up/bridge/action/strings
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So, I got an electric cello made for me and shipped to me through Ebay. It's pretty sweet, but unlike most electric cellos I've seen, the pickup is directly on the body of the cello, instead of inset. They bridge sits right on the pick-up (as it's supposed to) - but because the pick-up is not inset, the bridge is too high. In order for it to be playable, the bridge is now on a slant towards the neck and the action is still way too high and hurts my hand and wrist to play for any length of time.

Could I cut the bridge down to get the action down? If I did this, would I need to replace the strings? If so, what strings are good for an electric cello?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

suggestion: before you remove and cut the bridge yourself, make sure it's not a matter of the neck needing adjustment.

folks who might be able to help in town there:
http://www.violinsandbows.us/index.htm
and not far away:
http://www.riccardisviolinshop.com/index.htm



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks - I will make sure that's checked first. I'm trying to weigh between the two options of getting the electric repaired or getting a good pick-up on my acoustic cello. I much prefer the sound of the acoustic, but the electric has a headphone jack so I can put an ear piece in and hear myself at shows and that's very convenient. Anyway - whichever is cheaper is the one I have to go with.
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