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Which bridge for gitane D-500

Okay, was going to try shimming, but I think I'll just get a Dupont bridge. I'm sure this question has been answered here before, but . . .
Which dupont bridge should I get for my gitane in order to make the action somewhere between 3.5 - 4mm?
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  • drollingdrolling New
    Posts: 153
    Well, you'll get differing opinions on this. I bought all three, and even the shortest (1) had to be filed down quite a bit. 4mms also a bit high for my taste. 3 to 3 1/2 is how mine are set up.
  • just the bassplayerjust the bassplayer Huntington, NYNew
    Posts: 40
    As Drolling suggested, there are other opinions, simply based on indivual preferences. With my Gitane D-500, I found that the #1 and #2 bridges were just a bit too low. The #2 was very close to what I wanted until I straighted the neck with the truss rod adjustment allen wrench. At that point, it was a tad too low for the tone, punch and volume that I wanted.
    I play with a Wegen Fatone 5 mm pick, and use Argentine light strings, by the way.

    I found that sanding the #3 down quite a bit worked out best for me. You might want to try the #2 as it was the closest without all the fuss. Remember, there may be individual differences in the guitars as well.

    Michael
  • Josh HeggJosh Hegg Tacoma, WAModerator
    Posts: 622
    I 2nd the #2. I used to have a D-500 (cool guitar) and that is what I ended up with. The #1 was too low but the 2 was great for me.

    Cheers,
    Josh
  • ViejoVatoViejoVato New
    Posts: 80
    Not to beat a dead horse... but in case you are unaware michael Collins builds custom bridges and the price is close to the others ...

    email him and he will tell you how to get the measurements ...
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    or c'mon on out for DFSW and get one made at his workshop ..
    www.dfsw.net

    Cheers,
    miller
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  • dazdaz New
    Posts: 3
    Anyone out there know where I can get hold a Dupont bridge in the UK?

    Cheers
    Daz
  • Josh HeggJosh Hegg Tacoma, WAModerator
    Posts: 622
    Do you not want to order one online?

    Cheers
  • dazdaz New
    Posts: 3
    I would be happy to order on-line; if someone could let me know the URL I'd be grateful. Apologies if this is common knowledge on the forum, but I'm new here!

    Cheers
    Daz
  • sockeyesockeye Philadelphie sur SchuylkillNew
    Posts: 415
    Here are sources I know of:

    http://gypsyguitar.de/shop/index.htm

    (Go to menu item "07 Zubehor" and then choose "bridges")

    http://gypsyguitars.com/accessories.php

    I think these next ones are Dell'Arte bridges, not Dupont and note they are made of ebony -- I'd rather have rosewood or "ebonized rosewood):

    http://****/productStore.php?pno=2&prod=6&sp=1

    John
  • Josh HeggJosh Hegg Tacoma, WAModerator
    Posts: 622
    Note on Ebony bridges:


    For the D-500 I would not order an Ebony bridge. Go with Rosewood (Dupont). You can get them "ebonized" so they are black but they are still rosewood. Your best bet is gypsyguitrs.com I know that Jacques is out of the country right now but will be back soon so you won't be able to place an order until then.

    Cheers,
    Josh
  • dazdaz New
    Posts: 3
    Thanks guys!
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