Essex Jazz bass and bridge

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by incognito89x, Jul 5, 2003.

  1. incognito89x

    incognito89x ♪♫♪ ♪ ♪ ♫&#983

    Sep 22, 2002
    Royal Oak, Michigan
    I just recently sold my Warwick Corvette, in search of a Peavey Cirrus. In the mean time, I bought myself an Essex Jazz copy. (I actually made money on the corvette, so I figure spending an extra 150 won't hurt :) and I've wanted an essex for a while)

    From what I hear, the stock bridge is pretty junky, and most get replaced. Either a BadAssII or Gotoh fender bridge.

    I was wondering where to pick up a bridge like this, and if there's any in particular that would sound better or not.

    Thanks :D
  2. Jon Burnet

    Jon Burnet

    Jan 21, 2001
    Memphis, TN
    i wouldnt change it
    i see no fault
  3. Mike A

    Mike A Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2002
    As far as sound goes, I think you'd see a much more noticeable difference if you put the money toward new pickups. I put some Seymour Duncan Hot Jazz's in mine and it became a smokin' little beater to have around.
  4. Nocturnal

    Nocturnal Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    Chandler, Arizona
    I think Warmoth sells the Gotoh bridges at a decent price on their site. I have a badass 2 on my Fender P bass, but I've been thinking about picking up one of the Gotoh's just to see what the diff. is. You have to file the saddles on the badass bridge, but I don't think you have to on the Gotoh.
  5. replace that bridge... iput a gotoh 401 i think on mine and it made a world of difference.... now i can put somethign bigger than a .100 e string through it.