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mystery bass bridge

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by BrendanConnors, Aug 1, 2012.


  1. BrendanConnors

    BrendanConnors

    Aug 1, 2012
    Boston
    Engineer, Studio Metronome
    So I bought an unfinished body that was drilled for this odd bridge on eBay. Seller tells me it was made to order for someone who wanted it drilled for this unusual bridge. Since I was curious, so I asked the seller to find out what kind of bridge it was, and they point me to the person who originally ordered it. He happens to be selling one of the bridges on eBay. The problem seems to be that he doesn't actually know what it is. I was hoping someone could help me clarify:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/300750939735?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1426.l2649

    I hunted and hunted and found this other page that claims it is a "Players" Bass bridge but I have had no luck finding anything about it.

    http://www.12stringbass.net/master.htm?http://www.12stringbass.net/Bridges.htm

    Any insight would be appreciated.
     
  2. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    I used to have an old Washburn bass (late 90's/early 2000's) that had that exact bridge.
     
  3. BrendanConnors

    BrendanConnors

    Aug 1, 2012
    Boston
    Engineer, Studio Metronome
    I know its not fancy, I was just trying to devine what it was a copy of, and what other bridges might share that same drilling pattern. Found out it is a knockoff of a Hipshot Trans Tone, as close as one could get w/out patent infringement. It also remarkably similar to a Stellah BB-02 as well. Mystery solved.
     
  4. jordak

    jordak

    Apr 7, 2011
    Queens, NY
  5. BrendanConnors

    BrendanConnors

    Aug 1, 2012
    Boston
    Engineer, Studio Metronome
    Bingo Jordak
     
  6. jimkelly

    jimkelly

    Sep 23, 2009
    Nashua,NH
    That bridge is also used on the Dean Sledgehammer.
     
  7. jordak

    jordak

    Apr 7, 2011
    Queens, NY
    After playing on a bass with that bridge for over a year, the only issue I've had with it was a bur on one of the saddles (very easily remedied with the right tool). It's probably a step up in quality over All Parts, Strukture, and a handful of other aftermarket bridges.
     
  8. jordak

    jordak

    Apr 7, 2011
    Queens, NY
    What a blatant warwick imitation

    dean_sled_out_3.
     

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