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Filing grooves in Badass II bridge

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by lttoler, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. lttoler


    Dec 14, 2005
    I just bought a Badass II bridge online and it came today, but on the back it says you need to take it to a professional to have grooves properly filed on each saddle for the string. Is this really necessary and if so, how can I do it. I don't really have many music stores near me, and the closest ones I don't really trust. Any help would greatly be appreciated. Thanks :)
  2. redstrand

    redstrand Supporting Member

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    What if you have flats?
    Do you still need a groove?

    I wish I would have researched this before I bought the bridge. I don't play with a pick or smash the bass...I'm just starting. A light touch is what I'm at right now.
  3. lug

    lug Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    Lots of people don't slot them at all and report no problems. I've slotted with round files at 1/2 string depth, deep "V" cuts, and shallow "V" cuts. Honestly don't hear any difference but the 1/2 round cuts look the best. If you don't want to slot, just mount it and try it out, you can always slot it later.
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