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NBD 02-04 CIJ 51 P bass with a 3 screw 4 saddle bridge???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stein10311, Nov 12, 2018.


  1. stein10311

    stein10311

    Dec 10, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2018
  2. stein10311

    stein10311

    Dec 10, 2016
    Pics
     

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  3. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    No, they weren't a factory option.

    I've used stock regular and deluxe 4 saddle/3 screw through-body bridges on several '51P RIs. The differences are the deluxe bridge plate has grooves for the saddle height adjustment screws and the strings can also be top-loaded. the 4 saddles makes them much easier to intonate and it's completely reversible if that matters.
     
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  4. @mongo2 has the right of it, swapped Bridge.
     
  5. stein10311

    stein10311

    Dec 10, 2016
    EDIT **I SEE YOU CAN SEE IT AINT TOP LOADED MY BAD**

    This isnt top loadable... So it still makes me wonder...and american ones strictly string through?
     
  6. You right, I never saw the bridge photo properly, mobile phones are lousy for that stuff.
     
  7. stein10311

    stein10311

    Dec 10, 2016

    Yoy think my bass is legit? I think it is but I need opinions

    What neck relief do you normally do? At the moment im at .15 at 7th fret
     
  8. I don't quite see how a different bridge would mean a fake bass. 2 saddle bridges can be a pest to intonate so folks ditch them all the time. Your bass will have plenty other referrence points to tell if it legit.

    I'm afraid I couldn't tell you what I use for neck relief. Normally I just eye down the neck and go for nearly straight. 2mm at the 17th suits me for string action,if I get strings choking then I'll adjust the relief.
     
  9. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    To me it looks like a MIJ '51 RI P with a swapped bridge using the regular American Standard through-body 3 screw 4 saddle bridge. Only the Deluxe version could be optionally top loaded.
     
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  10. stein10311

    stein10311

    Dec 10, 2016
    Thanks.
     

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