Bridge Placement Tips:
- The cello bridge is held in place by pressure and proper placement, not glue (tension from the cello strings holds it in place).
- The bridge is evenly lined up with the fingerboard, and stands straight up, perpendicular to the cello.
- The feet of the bridge should be aligned with the interior notches of the F-holes. The lower side of the bridge should be placed under the A string (the string with the highest pitch).
- When adjusting or putting a bridge on the cello, it's very important to slightly loosen the cello strings before the bridge is placed, centered, and kept perfectly straight (perpendicular to the cello).
- To adjust a tilting bridge, first slightly loosen the cello strings, then grasp the top of the bridge at its upper corners with the thumb and index fingers of each hand and gently pull or push the top of the bridge until a 90° angle is achieved.
- If your bridge has become warped (or you feel uncomfortable adjusting it), take your cello to your local cello shop or instrument dealer for professional assistance.
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