Bridge Saddle and Grooves The strings are run over bridge saddle grooves in the bridge saddle to guide the strings along the neck in proper position. The bridge saddle can be used to adjust string height and harmonics.
Height Adjustment Screws Used to adjust string height.
Harmonic Tuning Screws Adjust the bridge saddle to bring the 12th fret octave in tune.
Bridge Saddle Tension Spring Keeps constant forward tension on the bridge saddle.
Base Plate The mounting apparatus for the bridge saddle, height adjustment, and harmonic adjustment screws.
String Holes Strings are attached to the instrument by threading them through these holes.
Output Jack A receptacle for a quarter-inch phone jack.
Tone Blender Controls the balance and mix of the bass and treble pickups.
Pickup Volume Controls Control the front and rear pickup gain.
Pickups There are generally two pickups: one for bass and one for treble. They have height adjustment screws to regulate intensity.
Frets Divisions of the fingerboard for note calibration. They may be made of wood or chrome nickel.
Tuning Machines Adjust the intonation of the strings.
Neck The fingerboard and frets are mounted on the neck. Its length determines the scale and calibration of the frets in conjunction with the bridge saddle.
Truss Rod Reinforces the neck.