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Four-string bridge: Gotoh 201 or Hipshot Vintage?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by philthygeezer, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. philthygeezer


    May 22, 2002
    Any experience with either? What would be best on a Warmoth Precision bass?
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  2. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    I had a Gotoh 201. I wasn't impressed; went back to a Fender vintage bent plate. My Warmoth has a Fender vintage bent plate as well as the one I reinstalled on my Fender.
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  3. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Unless you’re going for a different look, I would just go with a Fender bent plate with threaded saddles. It’s simple and it gets the job done. I’ve had the Hipshot Vintage, and it’s a fine bridge, but I think it’s overpriced for what it does.
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  4. Winton


    Nov 21, 2017
    I, personally, haven't noticed any difference in sound when I added my Gotoh 510BR. I mainly added it because 1) I was looking for a black bridge, 2) changing strings was way easier with this model, and 3) found it cheap for $40!

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