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Fenders New CS Bass bridge= Awesome

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Rodslinger, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. Rodslinger

    Rodslinger Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2013
    RVA & then some
    Fenders New Custom Shop Bass bridge, Come & get it.
  2. Grissle


    May 17, 2009
    It would have been nicer if they had added a side to side locking feature akin to the G&Ls. Looks nice but in essence doesn't seem much different from the some of their latest higher mass products in function. The brass billet is very nice though and in looking forward to seeing what's next. That quick snippet of the Tele bridge looked cool too.
  3. Rodslinger

    Rodslinger Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2013
    RVA & then some
    I dosn't need the G&L lock nut. There isn't any play at the ends of the saddles to require it.
  4. Grissle


    May 17, 2009
    Sorry, I was referring to their saddle locking system. And I don't believe their intention was to remove "rattling". I don't own any G&Ls just a bunch of great Fenders but I've heard some G&L demos and respect what they're doing.
  5. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    but..but..the 'bent tin' bridges sound awesome and can't be improved upon.
  6. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    I have replaced high mass bridges with Fender threaded saddle bridges. One mans improvement is another mans down grade.
  7. Grissle


    May 17, 2009
    Exactly. A lot of "Upgrades" are really just "Changes". They are only helping you to hopefully get closer to a sound you are aiming for. Sometimes they move you farther away from that goal.
    FWIW to me the most impactful changes you can make are with pickups and strings.
  8. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    looks like a nice bridge, but i won't be trading my first-gen american standard bridge for it.

    he says they're doing a 5-hole top-load version; that'll be a home run for folks with regular fenders who want hi-mass, because it goes right on and has adjustable string spacing, something that's almost bizarrely absent in aftermarket bridges.
  9. Rodslinger

    Rodslinger Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2013
    RVA & then some
    All of the above are correct. It's nice & yes I might buy one. Fender has been using bent steel base plates with brass saddles for years. The new American series plates (not the badass copies) are brass all around. I always switch my bridge out for a Hipshot B style in brass because their awesome! I for one hear a great deal of difference between Brass, aluminum & steel. All brass or brass/steel mix for me.
  10. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento CA
    I like the bridge. I also like the video production except for the ultra lame-azz "drrrrrrrrrr" background music that plays throughout the video.