Thoughts on need for a compensated bridge

06/14/23 09:25:33PM

I have two ginger dulcimers.  One has a compensated bridge, and one doesn’t.  They sound different, in comparison to each other, but I’m not sure which sound I prefer.  Both are tuned to DAD.  Is it really necessary to have a compensated bridge on a smaller dulcimer for DAD tuning?  What is the advantage?