help~badass II bridge

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by warnan, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. warnan


    Mar 1, 2004
    i bought a new badass II bridge as a replacement for my fender mim jbass. but why there is no slots on the saddles?
  2. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Bass
    There are no slots so you can set the string spacing to your desire. To some there is a big difference between 17-18-19mm. You can use the edges of a small triangular or square file (I found mine at radio shack) to slot the saddles yourself.
  3. warnan


    Mar 1, 2004
    gosh. but some one told me there is no need to do so.

  4. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
  5. Don't feel too bad - People get fed this crap every day by folks that have no idea what they are talking about. Usually these people have never even held a BA bridge in their hands. If they had, they would have seen the inscription on the bottom that tells the owner to have the bridge installed by a professional. But don't take my word for it. Here's a quote directly from the Quan page concerning their saddles:

    If you follow their advice, you will be rewarded with a fine playing and functioning piece of equipment.
  6. warnan


    Mar 1, 2004
    thanks a lot you guys.
  7. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    They were mistaken. :)

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