bridge issues

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by brainfeargone, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. brainfeargone


    Jan 2, 2013
    So currently i am working towards finding a bridge for both of my basses, (MIM p bass and squire vintage modified jazz 77).
    Since i play so far back the screws that raise and lower the action are cutting up my picking hand (i play with a pick most of the time). what is a good bridge that keeps those screws hidden or at least out of the way ?

    also both basses are 4 string
  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    you could just get shorter screws that don't stick out.
  3. JoeWPgh


    Dec 21, 2012
    Hipshot bridges are nice. Or, you could use an ashtray.
  4. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
  5. brainfeargone


    Jan 2, 2013
    I think the ashtray would work better on the p bass but for the jazz im looking at a babicz bridge, they seem pretty solid.
  6. JVbass


    Feb 15, 2009
    Cleveland OH
    I have a Babicz on my Jazz. It is great; so nice to have all the settings locked, sounds great, and no sharp edges!
  7. JLS


    Sep 12, 2008
    Emeryville, Ca
    I setup & repair guitars & basses
    Or, you could shim the heel of the neck.
  8. brainfeargone


    Jan 2, 2013
    just put a babicz on my 77 squier with some halfwounds and i could not be happier also put a gold ashtray on my p-bass.

    pics soon.