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j bass bridge selection

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lull&smooth, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. lull&smooth


    Jun 21, 2004
    i know its the wrong place to ask but i bought the fender highway 1j-bass and i noticed i didnt really like "vintage bridge" it had, so can you give some ideas on what bridge i should get.
  2. r379


    Jul 28, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    Just remember that if you go with a high mass (heavy) bridge, you'll change the bass's tonal characteristics. If you don't want to change the tone find a bridge that weighs about the same.
    But first, I guess I should have asked if it is the bridge you don't like or is it the saddle pieces? If it's just the saddle pieces you can get after-market saddles which might suit you.
    If you decide to go with a new bridge try to find one that uses the same screw holes so you don't have to drill new ones.
  3. PasdaBeer


    Nov 2, 2002
    Santa Rosa California
    SandStorm Designs
    Badass II or I

    personaly, i prefer Hipshot A style...your gonna have to drill some holes though for it.
  4. Gotoh 201.