While contemplating all the various bass-ends of bridges: steam-bent,
cut and scarfed on, straight right to the end with no bend at all,
and mitered - I was wondering whether a harpsichord was ever made
where the brass-strung bass end was ever on a separate section of
bridge which allowed for the shorter optimum length of brass. In
other words, did anyone ever make a harpsichord like a Broadwood
grand piano (from the 1790s on) with the separate bass bridge?