Babicz Bridges

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Geri O, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. Geri O

    Geri O

    Sep 6, 2013
    Florence, MS
    These bridges look really nice. And I'm wanting to put gold hardware on my MM Stingray 5-string. Since it sounds like I can't get the gold hardware from MM (that's what I hear, anyway), the Babicz gold bridge might be a good alternative.

    Has anyone done this particular bridge mod before? I know resale will be affected, but I plan to never ever sell this bass.

    Thanx, Geri O
  2. G On Bass

    G On Bass Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    Ventura County, CA
    An issue you might hit is string spacing. Last I heard, the Babicz is 19mm and the MM Stringray is not...

    FWIW, I have a couple of Babicz 5 string bridges (including a gold one) and I think they're just great.
  3. These are AMAZING bridges. Ingenious design, but......

    I believe the string spacing is designed for P and j basses, not very adjustable and I don't think the spacing would work for a stingray.
  4. Geri O

    Geri O

    Sep 6, 2013
    Florence, MS
    Oh, well, the truth hurts and I thank you guys so very much for the responses. I didn't think to check the string spacing, but I wil when I get home.

    Thanks for the heads-up again, ya'll...

    Geri O
  5. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    I think the string spacing will be ok, but I don't think it will cover up the whole foot print of the MM bridge. The two threaded inserts will cause a mounting problem.