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Guitar Fetish High Mass Bridge Question

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by pocketgroove, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. pocketgroove

    pocketgroove

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    Hi,

    I was looking at this bridge, and it seems like a nice quality, inexpensive replacement for the typical Fender bent plate bridge. The only thing keeping me from getting it is a feeling that it might not drop directly in. Could anyone tell me if installing this bridge would require modifying my bass, or if it's a direct replacement?

    Thanks a ton!

    EDIT: Forgot the link! Here it is: http://store.guitarfetish.com/Oversized-Top-Mount-Bass-Bridge-SUSTAIN-Gold_p_580.html
  2. Steveaux

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    1) It mounts with four screws, rather than five. You'll have to drill new holes.

    2) It has no intonation adjustment screws. This can make setting the intonation a major PITA.
  3. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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    I have used that type of bridge before. They are OK. You can set the intonation on that bridge. There are other bridges I prefer more.

    Tip --- never change a bridge if you are not willing to drill new holes.
  4. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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  5. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

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    huh!

    i have no idea who makes that, but it looks pretty good!

    weird how it's totally hard to find a direct-replacement 5-screw fender bridge with adjustable spacing! you have the vintage threaded-rod version, the leo quan (if you can get them), that odd-looking schaller 2000, and now this.
  6. aprod

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  7. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

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    see, that gotoh is OK, but its spacing is too narrow, it doesn't line the strings up between the jazz pickup magnets.

    (not night and day, but i do hear a difference.)
  8. JLS

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    Intonation setting with an ABM bridge is NBD. There is a significant amount of string spacing adjustment.

    Like the man said, if you're not willing to drill...
  9. pocketgroove

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  10. JLS

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    ? You mean, "Make things work?"

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