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Need a bridge

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by petie-b, Dec 30, 2005.


  1. petie-b

    petie-b

    Aug 24, 2005
    orlando, florida
    Hi again,

    I need to find a 4 string bridge in satin chrome/satin silver, I have managed to get hold of the machine heads and knobs but the bridge is proving very hard to find.

    I have searched a lot of guitar part sites and ive been looking on ebay for ages but i cant seem to find a stockist for bridges in this colour.

    I was hoping some of you guys may have opted for this colour hardware at some time and may know where to get it from.

    If you have any suggestions at all i would be very greatful.

    Cheers.
     
  2. petie-b

    petie-b

    Aug 24, 2005
    orlando, florida
    Does anybody know what colour i mean by "satin chrome/satin silver"
     
  3. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
  4. petie-b

    petie-b

    Aug 24, 2005
    orlando, florida
    thanks for the info, that is the colour im after, it doesnt have to be the individual bridges, anything in that colour is better than nothing.

    So if anybody else knows of any stockists of any type of bridge in that colour it would be great to hear about them.

    thanks again

    P.S. one of the main problems is that i live in the uk and its just a nightmare to find parts, then when you do they dont always deliver to the uk.
     
  5. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    Hipshot makes a satin chrome bridge.
     
  6. Aj*

    Aj*

    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    ETS Bridges: http://www.ets-hardware.com/index.php?page=products

    [​IMG]

    Nice bridges, very adjustable, used by quite a few European luthiers, they make bridges for Jerzy Drozd amongst others.
     
  7. petie-b

    petie-b

    Aug 24, 2005
    orlando, florida
    wow, thats one stunning bridge,

    I will look into them but i would hazard a guess it is probably out of my price range, im working to a fairly tight budget but as i said before im considering all the options as this colour seems so hard to come by.

    cheers for the response guys
     
  8. Cerb

    Cerb

    Sep 27, 2004
    Indiana
    I bought the same bridge pictured a while back. With the engraving on it, I was able to get it for $76, which is cheaper than many.
     
  9. petie-b

    petie-b

    Aug 24, 2005
    orlando, florida
    Dont suppose you remember where you got it from do you?
     
  10. Cerb

    Cerb

    Sep 27, 2004
    Indiana
    The bridge pictured...

    The link is there.
     
  11. Kronos

    Kronos

    Dec 28, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    Definitely nice bridges, but they list no prices on their site.
     
  12. Demens

    Demens

    Apr 23, 2005
    Waco, Texas
    Yeah... that has always bothered me... '

    But the bridges do look very solid.
     
  13. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    45.8 euros is the price I see........t
     
  14. Demens

    Demens

    Apr 23, 2005
    Waco, Texas

    Where do you see the prices at?
     
  15. Cerb

    Cerb

    Sep 27, 2004
    Indiana
    I just pulled up the price quoted for my ETS bridge. I stated before that I payed $76, but it was really $73. That's also including shipping. The quote was as follows:

    TF04, rounded, satin chrome - 55,24 US$
    Engraving - 5,42 US$
    sum - 60,66 US$
    Luthiers' discount 10% - 6,06 US$
    shipping - 19,00 US$
    total - 73,60 US$


    Also, the reason they don't state prices is because there are so many different options. Just email them requesting a price list. I would send it to people, but I have such a slow connection that it takes ages. If you do order from them, be sure to mention that you are a builder.
     
  16. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    I got a price list a while ago it may be out of date.....t
     
  17. petie-b

    petie-b

    Aug 24, 2005
    orlando, florida
    I have emailed them for a price list,

    I find it hard to believe they could cost as little that but, In the uk even some nasty, cheap looking bridges cost a lot of money.

    Hopefully i will be able to post the price list if/when i get it.
     
  18. petie-b

    petie-b

    Aug 24, 2005
    orlando, florida
    I received the price list today and it is pretty huge but the prices range from around 45 to 85 euros.
     
  19. Cerb

    Cerb

    Sep 27, 2004
    Indiana
    The price quote that I posted was for the exact bridge in Aj's post. Fairly reasonable...