View Full Version : Baritone Bridge Replacement

02-20-2018, 03:32 AM
I am wanting to replace the bridge on an old baritone uke I received and I have two questions:

Can I use a heat gun or something similar to release the bridge (this is an old Kingston uke)?
Where might I find replacement bridges? No one seems to sell them, that I can find.


02-20-2018, 04:18 AM
Cut a hole out of some cardboard the size of the bridge and slip it over the bridge to protect the top. Heat away. Use a spatula or something to slip between the bridge and top working it deeper till the bridge comes off.


Joe King
02-20-2018, 07:25 AM
Mainland sells bridges and saddles, choose size from the pulldown menu...


02-20-2018, 06:05 PM
I measured a few of my ukuleles and they all had similar sized saddles.
Kala KA-B baritone 53mm
Enya KUC-20 concert 52mm
Enya camp soprano 52mm
Fluke concert 54mm
I'd guess that any ukulele bridge/saddle set would do.

Pat Eaton
02-22-2018, 10:33 AM
Another way to remove the bridge is to use a small iron and a damp cloth. I used an iron made for model airplane covering.

There are lots of YouTube videos that show this process.

Place masking tape around the bridge. Place the damp cloth on the bridge. Heat the cloth with the small iron while working a thin putty knife under the bridge. Slow and steady work and eventually the bridge will pop off. You may end up with a small portion of the soundboard coming off under the bridge. This can be sanded and fixed when the new bridge is glued back on.

Good luck!

02-23-2018, 04:13 AM
I mask around the bridge with tape and cardboard ..then with a small plane (I use a Stanley Fatmax saw) I plane down the bridge till it's only stands off the top by 1mm, then I remove the rest with water and a hot soldering iron making steam..it usually makes a neat job....I did a thread on it some time back but Photobucket nacked in all the pics anyway if you can find the Photobucket fix here is the thread. http://forum.ukuleleunderground.com/showthread.php?54256-Replacing-a-Soprano-Bridge&highlight=bridge+problem *EDIT* I replaced a few pics so you can get the idea. ;)