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bridge issues

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by brainfeargone, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. brainfeargone

    brainfeargone

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    So currently i am working towards finding a bridge for both of my basses, (MIM p bass and squire vintage modified jazz 77).
    Since i play so far back the screws that raise and lower the action are cutting up my picking hand (i play with a pick most of the time). what is a good bridge that keeps those screws hidden or at least out of the way ?

    also both basses are 4 string
  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

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    you could just get shorter screws that don't stick out.
  3. JoeWPgh

    JoeWPgh

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    Hipshot bridges are nice. Or, you could use an ashtray.
  4. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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    +1
  5. brainfeargone

    brainfeargone

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    I think the ashtray would work better on the p bass but for the jazz im looking at a babicz bridge, they seem pretty solid.
  6. musicxfactor

    musicxfactor Supporting Member

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    I have a Babicz on my Jazz. It is great; so nice to have all the settings locked, sounds great, and no sharp edges!
  7. JLS

    JLS Supporting Member

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    I setup & repair guitars & basses
    Or, you could shim the heel of the neck.
  8. brainfeargone

    brainfeargone

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    just put a babicz on my 77 squier with some halfwounds and i could not be happier also put a gold ashtray on my p-bass.

    pics soon.

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