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Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by JACink, Oct 12, 2013.


  1. JACink

    JACink

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    Bridges that allow you to insert/remove strings without passing them through holes?

    Sorry, I would search, but I thought they were called "top loading" but my search results aren´t giving me what I seek :help:

    I am looking to replace the bridge on a P-Bass with one that will allow me to remove the strings from the bridge by only detuning the slightly at the tuners.

    Why?

    So I can remove the neck without having to remove the strings every time.
     
  2. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

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    I believe top loading is the term.
     
  3. Turnaround

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    I think "quick release" is the name you are looking for.
     
  4. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member

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    yeah, regular fender bridges are "top-loading", that just means the strings don't go through the body.

    "quick release" or "quick change" sounds right to me.
     
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  6. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks Supporting Member

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    :bag: Errr, bridge? :bag:
     
  7. gumbynotpokey

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  9. 202dy

    202dy Supporting Member

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    This is the correct answer, with the explanation of the difference between the terms top loading and quick release.
     
  10. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

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    There isn't an Official Lexicon Of Electric Bass Terminology, so "top-load" is frequently used to describe both the quick-release type and the ones that are simply not string-through. "Quick Release" seems to preferable to me because it really does describe the key feature without risk of being confused with the other terminology.

    John
     

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