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Paul December
03-27-2010, 06:01 AM
Are Kala bridges glued or screwed on (or both?). I thought bridges were only glued on, but Kala bridges have what appears to be dowels covering possible screws.

03-27-2010, 06:53 AM
These dowels wouldn't make sense if there were no screws to cover. BTW: even Koaloha used to screw their bridges down. See here... (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?15284-Are-the-current-KoAloha-ukulele-s-bridges-screwed-on&daysprune=-1)

Paul December
03-27-2010, 07:00 AM
I read a lot of criticisms of Kala bridges...
...so it is not because of the screws, but their appearance?

03-27-2010, 07:05 AM
I've heard about problems with their bridge inlays, but maybe these bridge screws are an outcome of the bridge problems you mentioned.

03-27-2010, 07:11 AM
Paul, what were the complaints you read about Kala bridges?

Paul December
03-27-2010, 07:19 AM
Paul, what were the complaints you read about Kala bridges?

Nothing specific.... just stuff like "I like everything about the Kala except for the bridge".
They were in dead threads when I was researching some ukes, so I didn't post follow-up questions.

03-27-2010, 07:27 AM
As I already mentioned in another thread: what I didn't like was the string spacing on the bridge, so I made a new bone inlay and enhanced the spring spacing to the spacing I took from my KTS-4. Very comfy picking with that little more space between the strings.