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Best Six String Bridge

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Zon Bass, Nov 5, 2002.


  1. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    I am building a fretless six string as my first attempt at being a luthier and I need a high mass black bridge. Any price is OK as long as it isn't really exorbitant.
     
  2. Balor

    Balor

    Sep 24, 2000
    Montréal, Québec
    Hipshot as 2 models that might interest you. They offer it in alu or brass, your choise.hipshot
     
  3. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    i love my Ken Smith bridge. It is easily adjustable and has a quick release type stop which allows you to lift the ball end straight up and out of the bridge instead of pulling the string through the bridge which can cause scratches on the body.
     
  4. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    i'm building a fretless 6 too. what woods are you using ?
     
  5. Balor

    Balor

    Sep 24, 2000
    Montréal, Québec
    Ken Smith don't sell parts anymore.
     
  6. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    So far the plans are mahogany core with walnut top and back laminates. 5 piece maple and purpleheart neck, and an ebony board. None of this is final though since I am still looking for wood.
     
  7. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Check out ABM (or ETS if you can find them in the U.S.

    ABM can be found at www.allparts.com

    ABM bridge w/ piezos

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    They even offer 7-string bridges.