Who's been wanting a Naimish Bridge ??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Pete skjold, Jan 7, 2009.


  1. Pete skjold

    Pete skjold Gold Supporting Member

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    I just got word from Richard Naimish that he plans on doing another production run this spring . I will be getting as many as I can this time since this is very limited . He needs to generate as many orders as possible to do the production run .

    If anyone is interested , please post . I don't work for Rick and I am not getting anything for this but I know there are a lot of people like myself that have been waiting for this . So I hope any interested parties will post so we can get this happening .

    The cost as I was told was 159.00 for a 4-string and 209.00 for a five . If you don't know about them , just search Naimish and you should get a good bit of info .

    Pete
     
  2. emjazz

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    Pete, will he do a six with custom spacing (16.mm)?

    What type of metal does he use? Brass? Aluminum?
     
  3. Pete skjold

    Pete skjold Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey EM ,

    He uses aircraft grade aluminum , the brass would be very heavy and doesn't have the same sound .

    Right now he is concentrating on 4 and 5 with the standard fender spacing for both . But if he can get this batch off the ground , I'm sure he would be willing to do something completely custom . There might be an increase in price though for the prototyping .

    Like I said , I am hoping there will be enough interest so I can get the bridges I want :hyper:

    Pete
     
  4. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

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    That bridge looks really cool...I have never heard of them before. Have you used these on your basses Pete?
     
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  6. Pete skjold

    Pete skjold Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes , they are all I use on my personal basses and I am wanting some more because I want to build myself a couple basses this year .

    They are very well made and proably the best machining I have seen . Not cheap , but that is due to the intricate design . I hope if anyone can post some pics and links that would be very cool ,

    Pete
     
  7. cybersnyder

    cybersnyder Always groove.... Gold Supporting Member

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    Is this a direct replacement for Fender bridges like the Badass?

    Response from Namish:
     
  8. bdgotoh

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  9. Khronic

    Khronic Richard J. Naimish

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    PM sent.
     
  10. Khronic

    Khronic Richard J. Naimish

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    PM sent.
     
  11. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

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    Just bumping this up....I'm hoping to check one of these bridges out myself real soon.
     
  12. fivestringgecko

    fivestringgecko Supporting Member

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    I'd definitely be interested in getting (at least) one, but I can't find any further info. The only website I've found is www.naimishbridge.com and it seems to be a dead link.

    Is there a place I can get more info/specs?

    Thanks!

    5sg.
     
  13. Khronic

    Khronic Richard J. Naimish

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    You're welcome. You can click my user name for a link to my ActiveBass home page. You'll find links to a couple of threads over there. You can also click HERE for the Bass Player magazine article from Feb.2005. And if you use the search function (naimish) here at TalkBass you'll also find a couple of threads with some info.

    Is there something specific you would like to know?

    Rick
     
  14. OriginalCrash

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    Any idea when in spring this run would be made? I'm interested and would love to get one, but I don't have the funds at the moment so I can't guarantee anything...

    Brian
     
  15. REAPER52

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    I have heard that the Badass2 on a fender P-Bass with a J-neck, that the neck might need to be shimed to get a lower action---- will this sit low enough to not have to shim the neck
     
  16. Khronic

    Khronic Richard J. Naimish

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    Hey OC,
    For the initial run I'm shooting for the middle of next month, 02/15/09. At this point everything is flexible and subject to change.
     
  17. Khronic

    Khronic Richard J. Naimish

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    I've heard this too, and not just in regards to the modifications you've mentioned.

    My bridge, in it's current configuration will go very slightly lower than the stock Fender bridge. (Less than 1/64" at about 0.013" but it's still lower)

    If your action is good with the Fender bridge it's going to be good with mine. You start swapping out necks after you've installed my bridge, you're on your own.

    Rick
     
  18. emjazz

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    Hey all....I've got a bridge coming from Rick that he had left over. I'll put it on my J bass as soon as I get it an let you know what I think. I can't wait to check it out!
     
  19. REAPER52

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    Thanks for the response- mine though is not modded, it came from fender like that - but lower would be ok with me- looks like a cool bridge, the mid of next month , i guess i'm in. - not working right now so by next month it'll be good for me.
     
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    Oh by the way what colors are there going to be- Hopefully Black....
     
  21. fivestringgecko

    fivestringgecko Supporting Member

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    Well, with a builder like Pete Skjold in the thread, it's a little intimidating to admit that I'm interested in building a bass from scratch (as opposed to the Warmoth Gecko I "put together." lol) and am exploring options.

    Specifically, I'm wondering about color options (I'd be after gold), what kind of routing is required and if string-through-body is an option. Pete mentioned your 5 string bridges are standard Fender spacing... that's 19mm?

    You know, stuff like that. :)

    5sg.
     

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