Just kicking around the idea of switching out the bridges on my MIM Fenders. I have an 2007 MIM P and a 2012 MIM Blacktop Jazz.
The Precision has the regular mim stock "bent tin" (is that right?) bridge that looks like this: http://www.fender.com/guitar-bass-pa...sembly-chrome/
and the Jazz has an mim stock high mass bridge.
I'm considering replacing both of them with the vintage model: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/acces...ridge-assembly
I know some of you have done this switch out. Are there differences as far as quality?
Is the design (ridges on the saddles, etc.) an improvement?
I like that it will let me lower the strings more than the high mass on the Jazz will. I was initially thinking Gotoh 201, but the string height factor has made me second guess myself. I wanted to try not to do any shimming.
Also, is this a drop in replacement?
I know it's a 5 screw bridge which is what mine are, but are there different models to watch out for?
I wanted to avoid screwing new holes and such.
Sorry about the long post and thanks in advance.