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On a lot of the builds I see here, a small metal rod is used as a bridge , usually floating atop a piece of wood. I've been looking for a similar small rod to use on my own builds, but so far have been skunked on where to find them. What are they? Where do I find them? Is this some big secret? :)

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Most people use a brass rod, which can be found at most home improvement stores or hardware stores such as Ace or Truevalue stores. Another idea is to use bone or an old brass skeleton key.

I use 3/16" brass rod that I get at Sears, Ace Hardware and Home Depot.

I sometimes use a door hinge pin. They are usually 5/16" and sometimes 1/4". I also like to use threaded rod (or bolt threads) for the bridge, mainly because the strings will stay where you need them to be. Threaded rod bridges are also "floating" so you can get your intonation just right by moving them closer or further from the nut. If you need more "action" height, use a larger diameter threaded rod. For less, use a smaller diameter rod.

Thanks for the information, guys.  Since I started this thread about two years ago, I've been happy with placing a rod piezo

over a 2.5" sink drain.  The rod piezo produces a good sound.  But I'm gonna get some of those little brass rods.  Thanks again!

brass rods...usually 1/8 " or 1/4" ....lowes and home depot carries such stock.

a little trick, you can place the rod in a piece of old wood ruler, the kind with the grove down the center...looks nice and works well

 

Jim kasmir, I would love to see a pic of your rod piezo with sink drain. I have been hollowing out a wood bridge, inserting rod piezo, then brass all thread on top of piezo, but looking to do something new. Message me or whatever if you have a picture. Thanks. cigar box guitar... half the strings, twice the soul! br/>

Jim Kasmir said:

Thanks for the information, guys.  Since I started this thread about two years ago, I've been happy with placing a rod piezo

over a 2.5" sink drain.  The rod piezo produces a good sound.  But I'm gonna get some of those little brass rods.  Thanks again!

http://handmademusicclubhouse.com/photo/albums/mojobone-works-custo...  here check these out. You`ll get a better sounding build usin bone instead of a brass rod or bolt bridge.



Randy S. Bretz said:

http://handmademusicclubhouse.com/photo/albums/mojobone-works-custo...  here check these out. You`ll get a better sounding build usin bone instead of a brass rod or bolt bridge .           . Would it matter what kind of bridge material you use if you are going to use a pick up other then a disk or rod piezo

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