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Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Tonto_Goldstein, Dec 13, 2001.

  1. Has anybody replaced their stock bridge with a Badass 2 and regretted it? I am really thinking about changing mine out. I have a MIM Fender P. Sorry about posting this in "Pickups" but I didn't know where else to post it.
  2. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    I have. Stuck one on a Yamaha RBX260F. What the hell was I thinkin'?!?
    Sure, the tone was great but it looked pretty dang goofy and threw the
    balance all outta' wack. Replaced it with a Gotoh201B. Still gets that
    clanky Steve Harris tone and it doesn't hang over the a$$-end of the
    bass and weigh it down like a boat anchor. Plus, the one I got from WD ($$$)
    has the baseplate drilled-out for the string-through option.
    No worries :D. Somethin' like this (bridges) will probably get bumped over to "Setup".

    Gotta love that nickname of yours :p
  3. Max

    Max Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
    Notduane, you are right on the balance. I just put one on a MIM Fender P bass special and it seems pretty bottom heavy now. I'm not ready to go back though because I am changing out the pickups and want to see the total effect. They are nice bridges though and make playing with the set up easier.
  4. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    I tried one on my MIJ Precision to see if it would even out the sound. It actually made it more uneven, and I put the stock bridge back on. OTOH, I played a Geddy Lee Jazz, which comes with the BA II bridge factory-installed, and I thought it sounded great. Apparently they work well on some basses, and not on others.
  5. I had them removed from all my basses. The reason
    is pretty much the same (looks, weight etc..) but
    I have found the stock bridges to be as good as any.

    I would like to try the GOTOH 201 also.

    Yes, I regretted it. What a waste of money for me.
  6. So all of you folks dislike the BA2? I was under the impression that any old Jazz or copy was going to rule with that bridge on. I'm looking for one, so if you want to sell, let me know what you want for it. I'm cheap, but if you don't want it, shoot me an email!

  7. old_skool


    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    hey notduane did that gotoh add any sustain to your bass. i want a new bridge but dont know the right way to go about it.
  8. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Hmm...that's a good`un, coz I went from the stock
    Yammer to a BAII to the Gotoh. The BA definitely had
    the "piano" tone and sustain, esp. with some DR Longnecks
    or Dean Markley SR-2000's. It was a fun experiment,
    but not really the tone I was lookin' for in a fretless.

    The Gotoh gave me back balance (lighter than the BAII),
    and what it lacked in sustain, it made up for in "clank".
    Boost the mids and highs...Steve Harris! :). I was surprised.
    A clanky, metal tone with T/I flats on a fretless Franken-
    Yammer? Cut the highs, etc, and I got my funk back. Whew! :rolleyes:.

    The one I got from WD was drilled for string-through, I swear! :p.
    I didn't see much difference between that and top-loading, though.

    Were you gonna put one on your Squier J? If you're replacin'
    the stock bridge, you'll definitely see an improvement. Notes
    seem to have more "fullness" and "richness". Argh! Dern subjective
    terms. But save some $$$'s and get one from Warmoth (~$20).
  9. old_skool


    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    no i was going to put it on my fender deluxe 5er.
    is the gotoh going to add clank? thats not really what im looking for.

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