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Need a bridge with side/side saddle adjust. HELP!

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by bassgod76, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. bassgod76

    bassgod76 bass turd burglar

    Mar 13, 2003
    South Florida
    I need a bridge that has adjustable saddles that can go side to side, so the string rides over the correct spot on the pickup.

    -Must be able to fit under a bridge cover
    -Must have Fender 5 hole mounting (The Deluxe MIA Fender 3 hole pattern doesn't have the same pattern.)
    -Would prefer something that looks similar to a Fender stock bridge

    Please don't suggest a Badass. I'm not a fan and those do not fit under bridge covers.

  2. mjmeche


    Jul 14, 2007
    Take a look at new Schaller. I had the 3D-4 one of the best bridges I ever had!
  3. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    Would threaded saddles work? Do you already have a Fender bridge? My newer Fender Am Dlx basses have threaded saddles that work great. Not sure if they fit other Fender bridges, or if you can even buy the saddles separately, but I would look into it if he was in your position.
  4. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Fender vintage type bridge with threaded saddles.


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  6. bassgod76

    bassgod76 bass turd burglar

    Mar 13, 2003
    South Florida
    I've tried the Fender vintage threaded bridge, but it didn't work well.

    This is the issue. I have a bass with a mudbucker in between the bridge and neck heel. The Mudbucker is designed to sit just behind the heel of the neck. Spaced closer to the bridge, the poles begin to get farther away from the string as string spacing widens.

    The pickup I have installed, has much more presence, the closer the string is to the pole piece.

    I haven't had an issue with the low E as much as I've had an issue with the G string.
  7. bassgod76

    bassgod76 bass turd burglar

    Mar 13, 2003
    South Florida
    This is after I added a MIA Fender Vintage bridge.

    The string was practically rubbing across the bridge tension spring.

    After experimenting, and it failing to stay in tune, I swapped the bridge with a MIM bridge, and tuning issues resolved.

    But my G is still pretty weak. I think just a little shifting with a side/side bridge would help.
  8. bassgod76

    bassgod76 bass turd burglar

    Mar 13, 2003
    South Florida
  9. rojo412

    rojo412 MARK IT ZERO! Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    Hipshot A Style.
    I think it should fit under a cover, but you can always check the dimensions online. Or, I can measure when I get home, I have both styles of bridge easily accessible.

    It doesn't look Fender-y, but neither does the Schaller!

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