Bridge replacement question

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Scott549, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. I have a Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass. I would like to replace the bridge with a traditional four-saddle version. Does anyone know of a replacement bridge that could use the existing screw holes? Photo attached. Thanks.

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  2. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    I have seen 4 saddle Squier bridges with that Screw pattern. I suggest Ebay.
  3. soflbass


    Mar 2, 2013
    S Florida
  4. Thanks for the help. I don't think those two on eBay will fit. I measured the following:

    Dimensions of bridge: 3 1/8" x 1 1/2"
    Distance between back position screws, center to center: 2 1/2"
    Distance between front position screws, center to center: 2 3/4"
    Spacing from center of E string to center of G string at bridge: 2 1/8"

    I think even if I drill new holes, there might be an issue finding another bridge with that spacing -- it is a medium scale bass.
  5. soflbass


    Mar 2, 2013
    S Florida
    Check out this one, deluxe chrome model says "bolt-on replacement for string-through two saddle bridges used on Tele bass and 50's P Bass". Or this one

    Check out this previous TB thread
  6. Bobster


    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
  7. soflbass


    Mar 2, 2013
    S Florida
    Just want to mention that the replacement bridge mentioned does not have the 4 screw pattern. There are 7 holes in the bridge behind the saddles, 3 for mount screws and 4 for string thru body basses. Provided the two existing holes line up, you would have to line up and drill 1 hole. See photo: