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Jazz bass bridge question

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by bassgod76, Mar 30, 2009.


  1. bassgod76

    bassgod76 bass turd burglar

    Mar 13, 2003
    South Florida
    I'm thinking about building a retro 62 Jazz type project. I want an older style bride, but I want one made out of brass that is heavy duty. Basically, I want a retro look with modern technology. Besides the retro bridge hipshot offers, are there any others I should consider?

    I'm looking to not spend over $200.00

    And no, I don't want to use a Leo Quan

    Thanks,
    Todd
     
  2. GtenderG

    GtenderG

    Feb 29, 2008
  3. $200:confused:
    You could buy at least 3 bridges for that much.
     
  4. bassgod76

    bassgod76 bass turd burglar

    Mar 13, 2003
    South Florida
    Well, I just want to give a price range.
     
  5. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
  6. bassgod76

    bassgod76 bass turd burglar

    Mar 13, 2003
    South Florida
    Yeah, that Hipshot was the one I was looking at. Just didn't know if there was another idea out there.

    What is a high mass bridge? Please educate me.
     
  7. bassgod76

    bassgod76 bass turd burglar

    Mar 13, 2003
    South Florida
    All good suggestions. What is special about that fender bridge? Those saddle groves for string spacing adjust?
     
  8. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Banned Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    That's a vintage look. If you were going for the 100% vintage appearance (performance be damned) then this is the way to go. I like a more stable bridge (mass doesn't matter to my ears, but side-to-side stability seems important to me), I'd go for this bridge:

    http://www.allparts.com/store/bass-bridges-4-string-single-string-bb-0356-010,Product.asp

    it's more vintage looking than most high-mass bridges but it does guide-slots for the saddle screws so it will be a bit more stable.
     
  9. bassgod76

    bassgod76 bass turd burglar

    Mar 13, 2003
    South Florida
    what's the gotoh made of?
     
  10. Bassgrinder77

    Bassgrinder77 Banned

    Jan 23, 2009
  11. bh2

    bh2

    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
  12. bassgod76

    bassgod76 bass turd burglar

    Mar 13, 2003
    South Florida
    Love to see pics of that 61 jazz
     
  13. lizardking837

    lizardking837

    Jan 28, 2009
  14. bh2

    bh2

    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    Ahh... major restore project on this bass soon...

    [​IMG]
     
  15. bassgod76

    bassgod76 bass turd burglar

    Mar 13, 2003
    South Florida
    I didn't disbelieve anyone. I just couldn't wait to see it in restored state. I just want to get something that will work under a bridge cover, yet not be an old flimsy bridge with no sustain. I await an email from Hipshot. Sigh
     
  16. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    alpha-music.com
    whatever you get, make sure the spacing is either adjustable, or is wide enough to line the strings up between each pair of magnets on the pickups. a lot of them aren't, and it makes a difference in string attack when they're over a magnet instead of between a pair of magnets. plus, it looks "wrong" when the spacing is off.
     
  17. lizardking837

    lizardking837

    Jan 28, 2009
    very nice. I can't wait to see it when it's done
     
  18. bassgod76

    bassgod76 bass turd burglar

    Mar 13, 2003
    South Florida
    When the dude from Hipshot gets back to me, I'll know more.
     
  19. I've got a 65 Jazz that I'm using the old "bent piece of metal" bridge.

    For around 6-7 years I flopped around with switching it around with a Badass II, and I swear I don't hear or feel any difference in "sustain" between either bridge.
     

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