hipshot or schaller bridge

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by abriemzh, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. is there any difference when using hipshot or schaller or other bridge ??
    i mean to the tone, or sustain or anything ??
  2. teej


    Aug 19, 2004
    Sheffield, AL 35660
    Between those two names, I wouldn't think so. However, the general consensus is the heavier and beefier the bridge, the more sustain. That's why some people go ga-ga over BadAss bridges.
  3. Fasoldt Basses

    Fasoldt Basses

    Mar 22, 2005
    Stevens Point, WI
    Karl Thompson, Builder (Formerly Fat Karl)
    The lighter and simpler the bridge, the more the tone of the wood comes through. There needs to be a balance between "beefiness" for sustain and lightness for tone. if sustain is all you're woried about, heck- make the whole instrument out of metal. If the tone is your main concern, and you're willing to sacrifice some sustain, a wooden bridge will do you well ( acoustic guitars, UB's, etc.)
    I don't see much difference between the bridges mentioned. The Hipshot B-style bridge IMO is a good compromise between tone and sustain.
  4. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass