Today I was talking to a luthier who was at one point of time partners with MTD M.Tobias. He has been in the business for years. This guy can tell you what type and brand of strings you have on your bass just by looking at them. I'm not going to put his name out there. But anyways he stated that he replaces a lot of bass players fender stock bridges for bad ass bridges. He stated that's all players talk about. He advised me that the fender stock bridges were build better then the bad ass bridges. I was told the bad ass bridges were made of pot metals. Which he stated they just take different types of metal heat them together and put them in a mold. He also explained that there were better bridges out there that cost a lot and is worth spending the money, but just because it's a bad ass bridge does not mean it's bad ass. Now he did state out of all the bad ass bridges he like's the bad ass 3. This came out of a well season luthier's mouth not my's. I just want to know how you guy's feel about this.