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Leo Quan Badass vs Hipshot A vs BA vs Babicz bass bridges?

Discussion in 'Ask Anthony Wellington [archive]' started by shushi_boi, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. shushi_boi


    Aug 6, 2012
    Yuma Az
    Alright, I have had just recently bought a Fender Jazz bass (4 String) and I made it my sole mission right now to modify it and make it a unique, one of a kind classical instrument, I had recently bought a couple core x2 cables and a marshall amplifier to go along with it and I plan to buy pick up upgrades and change the wood type of my bass (mostly maple), and etc.

    I have never known the difference between different types of bass bridges nor am I an excerpt to determine the difference these parts could make on my bass guitar. :confused: I need guidence to know the pros and cons of these different brands if possible, because I don't plan to buy all those brands and go through all the trouble installing them (I don't have a lot of money) :p so may you tell me everything you know? And may I know what makes each brand unique from the other three to make it easier to choose the right pick? :)
  2. Ant Wellington

    Ant Wellington

    Jan 4, 2011
    Hey sushi,

    I'm not sure if I'm the right person to ask about bridges. I don't have much experience buying and swapping out bridges.

    When I was younger I put the Badass bridges on my Fender basses. At that time they were the only drop-in replacement for Fenders so I didn't have any research to do.

    Of course now I have basses with Hipshot and ABM bridges but they came on the basses so again, I didn't have to do any research.

    Here's my 'guess',...

    The material the bridge is made out of matters. The weight is important. Maybe the color too. And I would guess that the amount of 'travel' for adjusting string height and intonation is important.

    I'm sure others will chime in.

    If I were you I'd ask a lot of luthiers.

  3. shushi_boi


    Aug 6, 2012
    Yuma Az
    That's awesome anthony,
    and it's also great to keep that in mind, well this was my first post and I also hope to deepen my knowledge in all of the nature of the Jazz bass, I thank you for all your help and assistance.


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