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Just Installed A Badass II

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by jsm81, Mar 2, 2008.


  1. jsm81

    jsm81

    Jan 25, 2008
    I just installed a Badass II Bridge on my MIM Fender/Warmoth Bass. I bought this bass about 10 years ago (man I feel old). About 3 years ago I started to get a serious itch for new gear but really couldn't afford a new bass, so I opted to upgrade the stock painted alder body on my bass for a solid walnut body through warmoth. That was a huge enhancement. Now I just upgraded the bridge to a Badass II, I'm very happy with the results. I think there's definately a difference in tone, however my stock bridge was practically falling apart also. The saddles kept randomly unscrewing themselves and the springs would rattle and buzz. Now I need to look at upgrading my pickups, I play a lot of slap and tend to play in a bit of a jazzier style even though I play in a contemporary worship band that has more of a rock style to it. Any suggesting would be appreciated, btw I don't want to reroute the body, so I'll need to stay with the 2 j-pu style.
     
  2. No pics, no Badass :D
     
  3. jsm81

    jsm81

    Jan 25, 2008
    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/jimnjulia/Bass/photo#5173279439093545426"><img src="http://lh5.google.com/jimnjulia/R8suPZsAudI/AAAAAAAAADs/5ab415X4yLo/s144/100_0502.jpg" /></a>

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/jimnjulia/Bass/photo#5173279662431844850"><img src="http://lh5.google.com/jimnjulia/R8sucZsAufI/AAAAAAAAAEA/WVfU6XpUb7s/s144/100_0504.jpg" /></a>

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/jimnjulia/Bass/photo#5173279580827466210"><img src="http://lh6.google.com/jimnjulia/R8suXpsAueI/AAAAAAAAAD4/7z3dIPxbnsc/s144/100_0503.jpg" /></a>
     
  4. jsm81

    jsm81

    Jan 25, 2008
    Those 2 holes you see on the sides of the bridge are for the P-bass Bridge cover I used to have. Unfortunately, it doesn't fit any more because the Badass is a lot longer than the stock bridge.
     
  5. jsm81

    jsm81

    Jan 25, 2008
    bump
     
  6. highly suggestive, but like username I am a fan of the DiMarzio DP123 J set, or also called model J. It is a drop in replacement, it will work well for rock. However they sound thick, like really thick, and you may need to eq for a good slap sound, or just solo the bridge, they also have a ton of output. This is the crush all J set :smug:

    For a clean true J sound, custom shop 60s Jazz bass set from Fender can't be beat IMO. You can go all crazy with pickups for a while then come back to good ol Fender pups
     
  7. jsm81

    jsm81

    Jan 25, 2008
    I've been looking at sd's atiquity II's, any thoughts??
     
  8. forgot about these, tonally to me very close to the Custom 60s Jazz set, between the two, I would go for the one on sale :)

    you may want to ask pickup questions in the electronics section, more suggestions probably there
     
  9. jsm81

    jsm81

    Jan 25, 2008
    thanks joeyl, I'll try to set up a new thread there
     

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