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"Custom shop individual bridges"

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by tjclem, Jan 2, 2005.


  1. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    Junk! Cheap pot metal garbage. :mad:

    http://mailboxmusic.zoovy.com/product/BBR_MRSCH

    The screws went right throught the metal into the body of the bass. :rollno: Now I have to find just slightly biger headed screws and try again. :spit: Anybody else have experience with these?.....t
     
  2. KSB - Ken Smith

    KSB - Ken Smith Banned Commercial User

    Mar 1, 2002
    Perkasie, PA USA
    Owner: Ken Smith Basses, Ltd.
    Dave Bunker used to make that style part when he was here in PA. Look him up on the net. I think he still builds. His were real nice. I once had to make a 6-string Bass on a 5-string Neck. Almost Guitar spacing with Bass strings. I used another Companies Individual Bridge pieces at the time but I can remember who they were. I was back around 10-12 years ago before I had met Bunker. I would have used his if I had known BUT, it worked out just fine.

    Give dave a shot at it......
     
  3. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    Thanks Ken. I wish the customer didn't want these bridges. A regular 4 string bridge would have done fine for this bass. I could understand wanting to use these if a strange situation/application was called for but it isn't in this case..T
     
  4. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
  5. M_A_T_T

    M_A_T_T

    Mar 4, 2004
    Canada
    :confused: I used those before, they were fine. :confused:
     
  6. A9X

    A9X

    Dec 27, 2003
    Sinny, Oztraya
    I've had no problems with them. However they're copies of the ABM's (~ $35 ea at Allparts) and Hipshot are about to introduce a 'similar' new individual bridge that allows string through too. It's on the website.
     
  7. M_A_T_T

    M_A_T_T

    Mar 4, 2004
    Canada
    Contact Custom Shop Parts and let them know. They were very friendly when I bought from them, maybe they might just send replacements.
     
  8. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    The Bunker parts you found are not the same. Those are pretty special....
    He used to use some similar to the Custom Parts, on some earlier work.

    I suggest you contact them and find out exactly what material they use. If you need, tell us and we'll tell you if you need to change supplier (bad stuff) or just beat them up for bad quality control (bad batch).

    I would get furious if I had the same experience...
     
  9. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    The ABM ones are pretty decent. Your best bet is probably to spring for those.
     
  10. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    ABM?? Gotta link? I did get some slightly larger screws that might work..t
     
  11. A9X

    A9X

    Dec 27, 2003
    Sinny, Oztraya
    About half way down the page, BB_3500-002/003/010
     
  12. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    Thanks but at $35 apiece the person would freak :bawl: ....t
     
  13. Josh Curry

    Josh Curry

    May 29, 2003
    Frisco, TX
    I can't find anything on the hipshot site about individual bass saddles, link?
     
  14. A9X

    A9X

    Dec 27, 2003
    Sinny, Oztraya
    Triple locks