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Hipshot 4 String Vintage Bass Bridge Dimensions?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Bottoms_Up!, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Bottoms_Up!

    Bottoms_Up! For the record, I don't love Raymond. Gold Supporting Member

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    Hi,

    Anyone here own a Hipshot 4 string Vintage Bass Bridge (0.75" spacing) and would be so kind as to give me the exact dimensions of the footprint only?

    Thanks!

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  2. pfox14

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  3. Bottoms_Up!

    Bottoms_Up! For the record, I don't love Raymond. Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks, but that's not the bridge in question (see above). They don't list the Vintage line on their dimensions page, hence, my query here.
  4. pfox14

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    Oops. Thought it was the same bridge. Why don't you just give them a call.
  5. Bottoms_Up!

    Bottoms_Up! For the record, I don't love Raymond. Gold Supporting Member

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    What?! And actually talk to a human being???? The horror... The horror...

    :D I actually emailed them. Just figured i might get a quicker response here.
  6. Bobster

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    This is the sheet for the Vintage 4.

    http://hipshotproducts.com/files/all/4_stg_vintage_750_visual.pdf

    Weird part is it doesn't give the full footprint.

    Looks like 3.18" wide, by about 2.25" deep except that dimension includes the overhang for the back of the bridge.

    I just put one of these on my Ltd Surveyor-4. I really like the quick release and guide to hold the saddles in place width-wise.

    Didn't notice much of a tone difference from the original Wilkinson, but the baseplates of each were very close to the same size.

    All the best,

    Bob
  7. Bottoms_Up!

    Bottoms_Up! For the record, I don't love Raymond. Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm trying to stick one of these in the bridge-rout on an Aerodyne P. The width looks like it might work. I just need the missing :meh: dimension in regard to the footprint.
  8. Bobster

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    I had a minute and checked mine. Looks like 1 9/16" depth to me, for the bottom plate.

    Hope that helps.

    Bob
  9. Bottoms_Up!

    Bottoms_Up! For the record, I don't love Raymond. Gold Supporting Member

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    Aw really? Just got home and measured the actual rout. It is exactly 3.19" x 1.77". Looks like it's almost a quarter inch shorter than my rout, which is actually surprising. It's actually smaller than a Fender vintage bridge? Interesting.

    Thanks so much for the help!
  10. Bobster

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    That's actually really good news.

    The lip on the back of the bridge pushes the overall depth to 2.25" and that would cover any gap in the route.

    As difficult as I've heard it is to find a replacement bridge for the Aerodynes, that could be about the best fit available.

    As an alternative, you can look here: http://www.sung-il.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=b071_01 That's a link for the Song-Il company which makes a bunch of aftermarket (Carvin and ESP use them) guitar parts.

    You can search by part number and Amazon and eBay have some of them.

    All the best,

    Bob

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