Picked up a Epiphone LP bass, 5-string with a TOM bridge.
During a setup I realized that the bridge was an odd design and doesn't follow the FB radius at all. In fact, the top of the bridge has curvature opposite to that of the FB.
That would be ok if the saddles compensated, but they don't. If the top of the bridge was straight, or curved slightly upwards, then it would also be ok.
Seems I can either:
1.) get a taller (~1.25mm, .05") A saddle and taller (~1mm, .04") E and D saddles
2.) get a different bridge (can't find anything)
3.) file the other 4 saddles, but not sure there's enough meat to get me where I want to go action wise.
4.) just live with good action on the A string and high action on the B and G
Anyone have any knowledge of these bridges?
Know of any replacement options?
Anyone DIY something better? Not a lot of range for intonation either.
Thanks in advance for any input.