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Bridge Recommendations...

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by eswartz, Oct 8, 2001.


  1. eswartz

    eswartz

    Feb 12, 2001
    Anybody have a recommendation for a good, solid 6-string bridge?

    Schaller, ABM, Gotoh, Hipshot...are there any others that I should check out. Which do you recommend?

    Thanks,
    e
     
  2. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    you should go for a cantileever bridge. :D
     
  3. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    ABM all the way. Killer high mass brass bridges. Top bridge out there, IMO. Sort of expensive at about $150 (IIRC) for a 6 string bridge, but well worth it. Come in just about any spacing, and they do have adjustable string spacing in the bridge itself (along with the usual string height, etc).

    Second would be the Hipshot A's and B's. But the ABM is still tops, in my opinion.
     
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    ETS Tuning Fork Bass Bridge System

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  5. For the finest high end bridge definitely ABM $125+

    For the finest midrange bridge definitely Schaller $65-
     
  6. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    ABM's are mucho cool because you can adjust string spacing, (besides being made very well).

    If you've got the coin, these independent-string design Brubakers look nice - http://www.bunker-guitars.com/page_1.html
     
  7. eswartz

    eswartz

    Feb 12, 2001
    Thanks for the info. I have put an ABM on another bass and I have really like it. Then again, I have only tried ABM and Schaller. The ABM is defininitely much better than the Schaller.

    JMX - the ETS tuning fork looks cool. Any idea where I might find more information or where it is sold?

    Thanks,
    eric
     
  8. eswartz

    eswartz

    Feb 12, 2001
    JMX - I should also note that I am in the US. ETS looks like they are German made. Do you know if there is a US distributor?

    thanks,
    eric
     
  9. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    I believe ABM bridges are also German made. I bought one for a Carvin a couple of years ago. It was very nice.

    Go to http://www.allparts.com and pick out the model that you want. They do not sell direct but you can get the best deal on ABM that I am aware of at http://www.internetmusicsupply.com (They'll probably drop ship from allparts.)

    Chas
     
  10. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    I want to get a wood bridge... At lease wood saddles...
     
  11. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I haven't found a website for Elastic Trem Systems (ETS) yet.

    All I know is that you can order them from some German music stores and they do a lot of OEM work for German companies like Basslab.

    Perhaps you can email them for info.

    www.basslab.de

    email: chefchen@basslab.de
     
  12. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Does anyone have any pics of AMB bridges? I found one site (razor pups web bage I believe) that had like two pics of an ABM bridge. Allparts has them (the bridges, that is), but nothing besides ordering numbers.