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Replacing Ibanez MONO RAIL saddles for a single BRIDGE

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by mb94952, Jan 16, 2014.


  1. mb94952

    mb94952 Endorsing Artist : SFARZO STRINGS Gold Supporting Member

    Hi family,
    I did a search for this and didn't really find anything, so I hope I am not asking something that's been asked a million times before.

    Anyway, I have an Ibanez Prestige MIJ bass that I absolutely love. It is as boutique as any bass I've owned costing three times the amount.

    The "problem" is that it has the mono rail single saddles for each string and it's the old design that requires you to loosen the string all the way and move it aside just to raise or lower the action. It ends up being a hit or miss situation.

    Ultimately, I'd like to replace the 4 mono rails for a Schaller (for example) bridge. I know there would be four cavities to overcome, but has anyone done this, or recommend doing it, or just leave it well enough alone ? I also ordered a newer version of the saddles that have the phillips head adjustment in the back. I haven't received them in the mail yet, but I don't even know if they'll fit.

    Thanks.
     
  2. bittersaint

    bittersaint

    Feb 9, 2013
    Hi! I broke one of those bridges and i can't find a place where to buy a replacement. Would you sell those you have to me ?
     
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  4. bittersaint

    bittersaint

    Feb 9, 2013
    And I know it is a pain in the ass that model of bridge when you are calibrating the bass, hehehe :banghead::rollno:
     
  5. Bobster

    Bobster

    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    bittersaint and JustForSport like this.
  6. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    I believe you will lose the clarity and tone if you change out the bridge.
     



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