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Badass Bridge Information Request~~!!??

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by daahoud, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. I plan to install one badass bridge, Original or II version (for 4 strings).

    But, don't know how big is it. Width and Length.

    I already have 3 holes. I wanna use it if possible.

    If you have badass bridge 1, Please let me know the distance between screw holes (of course center to center :))

    If you got Badass II, Please let me know the distance between 2nd Screw holes to 4th Screw holes.

    Thank you for your Generosity.
    (well, too begging ? lol)
  2. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    First, this might get better response in the set up/repair forum.

    Second, the choice between a BA I and BA II is based on the type of instrument you have. The BA was originally designed for Gibson basses that had a rather high neck set. They're pretty tall to provide enough clearance to get the strings where they need to be. The BA-II was made in response to the people who put a BA-I on their Fender basses, and had to route out a chunk of wood so the bridge would sit down low enough to get the strings down to the fingerboard.

    I don't recall screw spacing, but I think if you searched some websites (Stewart MacDonald for example) you might find the specs.

  3. My 73 P has an old BA-I on it; it's almost exactly 3/4" center-to-center between the 3 mounting screws. It is also fairly deeply recessed/routed into the body. You can see pics in the ad linked below.
  4. Thank you for the figure. I just confirmed myself to buy one then. ^^

  5. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    if this is for a fender, then you want the II, which is a direct retro-fit (the I is not).

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