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Kasha Bridge Shape
Jan 15th, 2009 at 12:18pm
 
Does the shape of the Kasha bridge have any improvement in ukulele sound or is it just a "logo"?
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Re: Kasha Bridge Shape
Reply #1 - Jan 20th, 2009 at 8:11am
 
yo unkabob....Dr.Michael Kasha is weeping and Luthier Richard Schneider is rotating in his grave! The Kasha/Schneider bell bridge shape is not a logo..end of story. The bridge was designed to interact with the assymetrical bracings of the Kasha/Schneider design...The theory being: Only place where strings are attached are at tuners and over saddle. Saddle picks up string vibrations and transfers this energy to bridge. Bridge theoretically rocks side to side and front to back and also tortionally (twisting) The Kasha/Schneider braces begin from just inside the outlines of the Bell shape bridge and areplaced so that as the bridge moves from the plucked strings the bridge in turn moves the assymetrical bracings to benefit the vibratons of the soundboard. Fat part of the bell shape akin to bass ...opposite end to the trebles. Expermentations of the K and S bridge shape is stil going on....some make the K and S look like a series of fishbones like bassist Jay Hargreaves. But no the design is not for aesthetics or Logos! Actually everything in the Kasha/Schneider design tries to be scientifically stimulated! Ha!

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