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Looking for tight spaced single bridges for fanned fret bass (solved)

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by tlintu, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. tlintu


    Jan 2, 2015
    Espoo, Finland

    I have a luthier / family friend build me a custom bass. I would like this one to be optimized for pick and would therefore prefer really tight string spacing. This one would be a 5-stringer fanned fret (33"-37"). I would prefer string spacing of 12-13mm.

    Tightest individual bridges have been ABM 3710G (15mm) and Hipshot Triple-Lock Down (15,5mm, 0,61"). Does anyone know any other single bridges that could be used for tighter string spacing than these? Or some other bridge option for fanned fret? I have seen some custom bridges for 7+ stringers.
  2. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
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  3. tlintu


    Jan 2, 2015
    Espoo, Finland
    They have bass bridges too that have a string spacing of 16mm. I contacted Hipshot and ABM if they are willing to make custom ones (couldn't find contact info for FFI).

    I'm beginning to believe that 15-16mm - that every product has - is the narrowest you can go with solo bridges because of thickness and tension of bass strings :(

    A solid bridge might be the only way to get to that 12-13mm range.
  4. tlintu


    Jan 2, 2015
    Espoo, Finland
    ABM replied and it is possible to order set for 12mm string spacing!
    Hipshot won't do custom pieces.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2017
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  5. pasi

    pasi Guest

    Jan 6, 2015
    + ABM !

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