Badass 1 and Fender P

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by ab, Dec 5, 2001.

  1. ab


    May 25, 2000
    I know most people advise to rerout the bass in order to fit the Badass1 bridge just wondered if anyone had fitted one without doing any rerouting.

    My action is set pretty high anyway, so hopefully I can get around it.
  2. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    It's impossible not to rerout the bass. The bolts on the Badass I are in completely different places than on a Fender. You'll have to drill new holes :(

    Now if you get a Badass II on the other hand, no rerouting necessary. Its a drop-in bridge and fits Fenders perfectly.
  3. I thought that you had to rerout the BA2 also, and it was the one that started with a G (Gtoh or something) that required no rerouting.
  4. ab


    May 25, 2000

    Yeh i know about the screw hole issue. Thats not a problem, but I imagined the bridge was deeper than normal and that some people actually carve a hole out of the body to inset the bridge????

    Am I totally wrong, i'm sure i fitted one of these before to a fender p without any problems. I havn't got the bridge with me yet so I cant compare anything.

  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    The Badass I is made as a replacement bridge for basses such as the Gibson EB series that have a greater difference between the top of the body and the fingerboard. On those basses, no routing is necessary.

    But on a Fender, if you install it without routing, your action will be insanely high.

    The Badass II avoids this problem. It is made for Fender Style basses.
  6. Embellisher nailed it!