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Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by bassguyky48, Nov 27, 2018.
Anyone know who makes this? Hipshot?
NOT Hipshot. It does look like their vintage bent plate, Hipshot's quick load design is very different though. Take a look at the black one.
After owning one quick load bridge, this sort of design is the only one I'd consider for future use. Here you can plug the bridge hole with a golf tee and keep that string from flopping around when installing. With slots, controlling the string is more of a challenge.
A type of copy? Chinese made? Thanks by the way!!!!
...modified and replated?
Yes could be a Hipshot. They used to be made like that with the slots for string loading.
Australia - Hipshot 4string vintage bent plate bridge
The slightly blobby appearance of the chrome plating, and big rough countersinks, suggests 'cheap Chinese' to me.
I was debating on those countersink holes, if they were hogged out due to poor manufacturing or done by using the wrong screws for mounting. If due to manufacturing, it's definitely not a Hipshot.
The whole plate looks handmade or very crudely machine made or butchered by someone trying to clean it up.
Irregular radi on the corners, the slots appear to have been finished with a hand file as does the entire perimeter of the plate, the D saddle intonation screw is off an RCH where it passes through the backplate, the bends are not straight or uniform, and the countersinks appear to have been done with a regular drill bit rather than a countersink.
I have a bridge that had tiny screw holes and I decided to enlarge the countersink with a large drill bit and wound up just hogging out an irregular mess like that. I am not proud of the result.
As long as it works and no one is grading your work...