ECONOMY CHROME 4-STRING BASS BRIDGE,From bass parts resource.com

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by wilfred, Nov 18, 2012.


  1. wilfred

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    Hey im looking to buy a new bass bridge for my squier p bass, i found this economy hi mass bridge at bass parts resource and wanted to know if anyone had used one and could tell me what they thought about the bridge.

    http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/bridge_economy.htm

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  2. Stilettoprefer

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    I don't really like the look of it. That super thick back section just looks odd to me...

    For cheap bass bridges I'd go with something here: http://www.guitarfetish.com/Bass-Guitar-Bridges_c_151.html

    Also check the OEM wholesale section on that website. Some good deals there!

    I'm sure that bridge that you have pictured will function just as well as any bridge, though. So if you like the look of it, go for it. Don't expect a change in sound, though.
     
  3. Bobster

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    To me, it looks very similar to a Gotoh 201 high mass bridge.

    If you're interested in a slightly brighter tone, this bridge should work fine.

    I do think you'll need to shim the neck with this or any thick-base bridge.

    All the best,

    Bob
     
  4. Steveaux

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    I have one on my Squier fretless.

    No complaints.

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  6. wilfred

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    Thank you! this is just want i was looking for, is there more sustain then with the stock squier bridge?
     
  7. walterw

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    doubtful.

    if you already have a working bridge on the squier, you'd likely see more return spending your money on something else, pickups maybe.
     
  8. wilfred

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    I've already got new pickups in the bass this is my last part mod that i need to do on this bass.:bassist:
     
  9. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

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    which squier do you have? some of the newer ones have bridges that are probably better than this one anyway.
     
  10. Steveaux

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    Agreed.
     
  11. wilfred

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    It's a 2000 squier affinity.
     
  12. walterw

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    OK yeah, so probably the most basic bent-metal bridge.

    something heavier would maybe look cooler, and if it was more stable (no drifting or rattling) that could be considered an improvement.

    (of course a few drops of loc-tite would fix any drifting or rattling, too.)
     
  13. wilfred

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    Would a Warwick Rockbass Bass Bridge fit my pbass? i found a killer deal on one and it looks solid as hell!
     
  14. Steveaux

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    Of course it will fit ... just as soon as you drill the new holes. I put one on an SX J.
     
  15. wilfred

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    So i think i'm going to to try the loc-tite glue idea that you gave me for now. would i just need to put a few drops on the bridge plate under the saddle screws?
     
  16. Bobster

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    wilfred,

    This would be put in the threads of the saddle adjustment screws.

    Bob
     
  17. Pilgrim

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    No - if the saddles are dropping, you need to put the locking agent on the threads of the set screws in the saddles.
     
  18. wilfred

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    I finally got my new bridge in the mail today! and boy did it improve the way my bass plays and sounds! got the intonation set easy to :) very happy with this bridge!

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  19. walterw

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    looks cool, and you might hear a tonal difference, but that bridge has zero, zero impact on the way the bass plays or intonates.

    that's only affected by how it's adjusted, just like with the old bridge.
     
  20. wilfred

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    Thank you i love it.
     
  21. Pilgrim

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    It looks a lot like the standard bridge Fender started putting on a couple of years ago. I'm sure it will work fine.
     

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