Gotoh 201 bridge on a MIM Jazz

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Checa, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. Dear all. I'm comnsidering to replace the stock bridge of my 2011 MIM Jazz with a Gotoh 201. I have read really good comments on the Gotoh, particularly on the enhanced sustain and intonation. What I'd like to know before buy the Gotoh is if it will be necesary to drill my beloved bass. Any piece of advice in this regard will be very appreciated. :)
  2. DudeWheresMy182


    Jun 23, 2004
    Nope. Shouldn't have to. The Gotoh is a great drop-in replacement!
  3. Thanks Dude.
  4. F-Clef-Jef


    Nov 13, 2006
    Neenah, WI
    Not so sure about "the enhanced sustain and intonation" part, but I put a 201 on my older MIM jazz body (parts bass) a while back, the holes lined right up.
  5. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    While it may or may not help your sustain, it will do absolutely nothing to improve intonation. The intonation is either right or wrong.
  6. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician - Retired
    Straight up the Gotoh 201 will install in the existing holes, but your strings won't line up with the poles of your pickups. Not a big deal, but if you are anal about these things you might want to look at other alternatives.
  7. Thank you all guys. I'll go for that Gotoh bridge.