1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to post, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Drop in bridges for P-bass.

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Mazinger, Dec 6, 2002.


  1. Mazinger

    Mazinger Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2002
    USA
    Anyone know which aftermerket bridges are good drop ins for a MIM p-bass?

    I also want to avoid making more holes in the body, so just the same 3 hole mounts only.

    I generally hate "drop in" aftermarket replacements since most of the ones I've had experiences with never fit right without minor modifications.
     
  2. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Most( if not all ) MIM P's Ive encountered have been 5 hole bridges, in which case the Badass 2 or a Gotoh 201 are direct replacements.

    Im not sure about 3 hole bridges, since the only ones I can recall seeing were on MIA's, and are string thru Basses.

    Check out www.allparts.com for a pretty decent selection of bridges and other accessories.
     
  3. Mazinger

    Mazinger Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2002
    USA
    Oops. You're right. I was thinking of the MIA bridge.

    The MIM is the one I'm looking for though.:D
     
  4. lemonadeisgood

    lemonadeisgood

    Aug 22, 2001
    Canada
    How is the gotoh 201 compared to the badass 2 in terms of size? Are they both "high mass" bridges?
     
  5. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    They're both "drop-ins" for 5-hole Fender type mounts.
    The 201 is more compact (smaller baseplate) than the
    Badass (see pics).

    The Badass II (IME) has a bit more mass than a Gotoh 201.
    I've tried both and each sound great. My old-fart ears really
    didn't hear that much difference :p. I hadn't actually weighed
    them, but I thought the B/A II was heavier. I went with the 201
    more for "cosmetic" reasons. A B/A II on my little yammer rbx260f
    looked kinda' silly - the bridge actually hung over the end of the
    body. Note in the pics how there's more distance from the screw-
    holes to the backplate on the B/A II than there is on the Gotoh.
    The B/A II looks o.k. on a P or J coz there's more "body"
    behind the bridge.

    Badass II (right]

    [​IMG]


    Gotoh 201 (C, B, & G, resp.)

    [​IMG]
     
  6. lemonadeisgood

    lemonadeisgood

    Aug 22, 2001
    Canada
    Hey thanks a lot notduane.

    I'm about to order a Badass II.