Bass bridges

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by JP Basses, Nov 27, 2002.

  1. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Hi guys,

    I see many bass makers (F, MTD, Brubaker...) now using the hipshot B style bridge.
    I would like to know if they use the aluminium or the brass made brdige.
    Does someone experienced with those bridges?
    How do they compare to ABM stuff? I've used the ABM roller and individual bridges lately and I'm pretty happy with them but would't want to "miss" something...:D

    Peace, JP
  2. chucko58


    Jan 17, 2002
    Silicon Valley, CA, USA
    I paid for all my gear myself. Well, me and MasterCard.
    The aluminum version is standard on Carvin basses (and also available through Carvin's parts page). I have a couple of them. They seem to hold adjustments well, and the through-body stringing IMHO adds to sustain and resonance.
  3. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    The Hipshot is a decent, adjustable, solid bridge. I use it when the customer wants to keep weight down or wants string-through. I use ABM otherwise.

    Hipshot is also good to deal with and there are typically short wait periods.