Hipshot Gibson Replacement 3-Point Bridge

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by abngourmet, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. abngourmet

    abngourmet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2004
    Just got my Hipshot Gibson Replacement 3-Point Bridge ... what an improvement. I can't believe Gibson persists in using the old 3-point, which sucks (I own a '76 T-Bird, '73 EB-3, '74 Ripper, '77 RD Artist, Grabber Reissue and G3 Reissue, all of which have the three point bridge). Love the basses, but geez, Gibson - get with the program and use a decent bridge (like the Babicz on the recent EBs). You'll sell more basses, I think.
  2. abngourmet

    abngourmet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2004
    BTW, it's currently installed on my G3 reissue.
  3. Because they have to keep with tradition dontcha know!? Yet it didn't Stop them from butchering the pickup placements on that new G3 tribute.
  4. bradd

    bradd Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    The only thing wrong with the Gibson 3 pointer is the user. It takes a fraction longer than adjusting a Fender style bridge.
  5. Remus_Redbone


    Dec 27, 2010
    Western AR
    I disagree. It's impossible to adjust the height of an individual string without moving the height of another string. There are some gauges that require heights different than the fixed radius of the 3 pt. They aren't the worst bridge ever, but they are on the list....
  6. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    The 3-point bridge is not one of Gibsons greatest designs, but it is functional.