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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:17 pm 
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Hello,

What's the consensus on adding a bridge plate for a tenor uke? I'm usually using spruce or mahogany tops with fan bracing. Is it really needed? It it's skipped should the fan braces be maybe a little taller?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:39 pm 
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I use them because my first uke plans all had them. I can't really give you a reason why or why-not. I don't mess with success, I guess



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:45 pm 
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I use them and even my Cordoba tenor has one. But it has no fan braces. I am currently using three fans and a bridge plate.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:29 pm 
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I didn't use one on one of my first tenors. I wish I had, because the bridge area is twisting a little more than I would have liked. It took several years before it started happening though.

The bridge was quite narrow at 11/16. The top is .07 Koa and it has heavy fiddleback which I suspect might be at least some amount of factor.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:35 pm 
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Cool, thanks. I'll stick with the plan. Was trying to avoid fiddling with getting them to notched out over the plate. :)

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