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Badass 3 Alignment problem

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by pickups, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. pickups

    pickups Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    Just got my Badass 3 and after installing it on my 2013 Fender precision i can’t get the D or G strings spacing correct. i strung them through the holes on back of bridge and its probably an inch apart between A and D. D and G are off also. Its just odd. Has anyone else had this problem? Also strings are at an angle from hole to saddle on D and G strings. The grooves won’t hold strings in position when tightened, they just move to the groove that has least resistance. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
  2. I got a bass about a year ago that had a Badass V bridge on it. The former owner ran the strings through the wrong holes on the back of the bridge. I believe the Badass III had 8 holes across the top and 4 on the bottom. The top holes are for the saddle intonation adjusting screws. The bottom holes are for the strings. The strings will fit through the top holes, but will not be straight. Remove the strings and run them through the lower holes and your problems will be solved.
  3. http://www.rexbass.com/2011/06/leo-quan-badass-bridges.html

    Scroll down to image of Badass III

    Top holes are for intonation adjusting screws. Badass II has only 4 holes for intonation screws, Badass III has 8 holes. Means you can shift saddles to different positions if you prefer intonation screws to come from other side. Bottom holes are for strings. Easy to get strings in wrong hole. I've done it myself.
  4. pickups

    pickups Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    Thanks Unclebass! i have a couple of badass ii bridges and the strings go thru the small holes. I just saw the big hole and went for those:) Everything is fine now except my flat wound E stings has too much yarn on the back end so it would fit thru:/ Thanks again!
  5. silverburst

    silverburst Commercial User

    Aug 22, 2007
    Los Angeles
    I learn something new everyday! Thanks for the info on the BA III...