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51P bass replacement bridge: string thru body and bridge

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Chef, Jan 9, 2012.


  1. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    For my 51 P bass reissue:
    Looking for a replacement replacement bridge that does both string thru body and bridge.
    Don't really care if it's two saddle or four saddle.

    Thanks for leads and links;
    alan
     
  2. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I've used the Fender American Deluxe bridge on several '51 RIs and Sting Sigs. It was a drop in replacement on the basses on which I installed it.

    This one:

    005-8396-000.

    BTW, the picture shows 5 mounting screws but it only takes 3 screws to mount that bridge.
     
  3. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
    If you want to maintain the vintage cosmetic, Wilkinson makes a nice 2-barrel bridge:

    BB 3355-001

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Yes, I used that one. Works perfectly.
     
  5. I meant the Fender USA Deluxe.
     
  6. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    @mongo:
    that supports both thru body and thru bridge?

    if so, perfect, thx!

    bassparts resource looks to have those.
    $59 for that one.
     
  7. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
    basspartsresource.com has them but you can usually find them much cheaper on ebay.
     
  8. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I'll try that, thx!

    edit:
    found, at nearly half of BPR pricing. awesome.
     
  9. Steveaux

    Steveaux Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    The Wilds of NW Pa.
    I'm always looking for better parts prices ... where?
     
  10. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
  11. Steveaux

    Steveaux Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    The Wilds of NW Pa.
    Thanks. I've already dealt with him. Good people.

    Always open to new sources.

    :)
     
  12. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    It does.
     

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