Basically, I am looking for the vintage "bent-plate" bridge design found on Fender P and J Basses in the '60s and '70s. Those bridges don't interfere and brighten up the tone the way a BadAss bridge does. They also allow the tone of the wood to shine through. But, I want a quality, sturdy bridge that won't break or be a point of weakness. It looks like these two bridges are the best quality without sacrificing the vintage design. The Hipshot is used on the Nordstrand "Nordy" Basses. It can be seen here http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/images/large/5C400C.jpg The Fender is used on the Fender American Vintage '57 and '62 Precision Basses and '62 Jazz Bass. It can be seen here http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/images/large/099-0804-100.jpg I am leaning towards the Hipshot because you can change strings quickly and adjustments seem easier. On the Fender, you can't use an allen wrench for saddle height adjustments. However, the Fender is cheaper. What do you guys think?