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Need a new bass bridge

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by bassdog, Dec 3, 2013.


  1. bassdog

    bassdog

    May 23, 2005
    Atlanta, Ga
    I have my parts PJ and the bridge plate (from Jazz Bass Special) was slightly bent so that it did not sit perfectly flat against the body on the G string side. I could slide a piece of paper up under there. I straightened it with a little pressure as I gripped it with pliers. Seems to sit pretty well now and seems good when I put it on a flat glass surface. I still wonder if a new bridge is in order though.

    I like the bridge on my new Am Special P. Looks cheap too. Nothing fancy about it at all. Would a bridge from a Squier fit that bill? Just a cheap bent bridge is all I need. Any thoughts on Wilkinson replacement bridges? Don't want to spend much money at all.

    Bob
     
  2. JLS

    JLS Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2008
    Emeryville, Ca
    Disclosures:
    I setup & repair guitars & basses
    Nope.

    Manufacturers of replacement bridges would have you think otherwise.
     
  3. Lownote38

    Lownote38

    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    If it sits flat now, no reason to spend the money on a new bridge.
     
  4. bassdog

    bassdog

    May 23, 2005
    Atlanta, Ga
    Ok. Not going to bother with it at this time. I guess I fixed it. Maybe not machine perfect, as if that matters. I had been thinking that the G string was sounding a little off (two different string sets) and thought it might have something to do with the bridge. Just gonna play it. I like the mojo of this bridge. One of the parts from my Jazz Bass Special from about '85.

    Bob
     
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