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Badd@ss II bridge - slot or not

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by 4Mal, Jun 29, 2003.

  1. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    Mounted on a J. My local acoutic luthier type advised me to not slot the bridge pieces. I suspect that is not good advice.

    My 'luthier' was thinking that if the pieces were meant to be slotted Leo would have slotted them for me. I'm thinking that the bridge is 'generic' for either a P or a J and so Leo wouldn't know which one to slot for. Can anyone share their thoughts on this ?

    Tia, Mal
  2. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    Err.. you're going to want to slot the saddles.
  3. Razor


    Sep 22, 2002
    I strongly second that.
  4. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    I may rename this guy 'Lex Luthier'. nah, he's done nice stuff on my acoustics. just a bit slow coming up to speed on the plank bass!
  5. brock29609

    brock29609 4 strings, 2 wheels

    May 11, 2003
    Greenville, SC
    The manufacturer strongly recommends slotting them. Fender slots the ones that they put on their signature basses. Do it.
  6. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    I just hooked up with this guy. He is super patient but all his references are flat top. He used to work at Martin apparently. Great guy, low rates and he seems to want to do things right so I'm going to get him going on just about the whole herd. Currently it's up to 6 basses and 6 guitars. Thank god I never got the jeyboard craze ... I'd have to move.

    It's been too long since I had a decent luthier available so I'm just going to be patient. For all the toying about that I have done with setups ... I still have a better time playing so this is money well spent I think.