Badass bridges.......

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Diezel420, Nov 28, 2001.

  1. Do they make Badass Bridges for 5-string Fender Jazz? If so, where can I get them and is all the hype deserved. I heard it gives more sustain and more clarity; is it true?
  2. mac315


    Nov 11, 2001
    Ellijay, Georgia
    Hmmm, somebody chime in and correct me if I am wrong.

    I have never seen a BadAss II on a 5 string. The only 5 string version from Leo Quan as far as I know is the Leo Quan Bass V.

    Yes, the hype is deserved, just look at the piece of stamped sheet metal that Fender uses as a bridge and compare it to the solid mass of the BA2. But then again the name of the game is sound. If you are happy with or have created a unique sound then you shouldn't change your bridge. If however you are unhappy with your current setup and want more tone and sustain, then adding the BA2 will help.

    Heck there are musicians that have cracked pickups, or damaged bodies that would not repair them because of the unusual tone given off by the instrument. I guess a cheesy bridge can make lots of folks happy as well.

    Joe Weiss
    Weiss Custom Basses
  3. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    I don't see sustain as being an issue as far as bridges are concerned. I have never owned a bass that would not sustain for as long as I needed it to.
  4. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    I dont know if they make a 5 string version of the Badass II, but the hype is DEFINATELY deserved. Actually, I think these things are underrated! The Badass II bridge is probably the best improvement you can make on a bass! The super high mass greatly improves your punch and sustain. These are excellent bridges, I would highly recommend them. The tone that you can get with them is just awesome. Also, notice that the saddles each have their own "track" that they are seated in so they cant move left and right:

    [​IMG] the saddles wont bump into one another and buzz. I used to have this problem with my lame Fender bridge. The Badass II is awesome, I cant rave enough about them. Go get one today!! :D
  5. Thanks guys.

    But one question remains: Where can I get one? I want one now that you guys have said what you have said, but I dunno where to go to get one still.........
  6. Any guitar/bass oriented music store can get you one. Most of the big online bass stores will probably have them in stock.

    Try Bass Central: 1-800-545-8813, ask for Gard :D
  7. They are nice bridges, but I simply prefer the Schaller roller bridge. IMO it looks better, sounds better, adjusts better, and IIRC, costs less.

  8. Are any of those drop in replacements for a Fender bridge?
  9. No, they are a 3-screw bridge, and most fenders these days are 5. Still worth the modification, IMO.

  10. Larzito


    Aug 1, 2000
    Dallas, Texas
    I was contemplating the Badass II as a replacement for the Fender style, but then I noticed that although the saddles will not move around due to the separate channels for each one, I worry that the strings will still move around because the saddles have a very shallow groove to hold the string. I decided to go with the ABM lock-down saddle type for maximum stability.
  11. do you want a mean massed bridge where the saddles will not move???

    the G&L saddle lock bridge is the biggest 4 string bridge i know of. It has really wicked sustain!

    sorry, i can't rave enough about my bass.:rolleyes:
  12. Uhh when you buy the badass 2 there are no grooves in the saddles. You have to file them yourself. So they can be as deep or as shallow as you want.