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Need a new bass bridge

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by bassdog, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. bassdog


    May 23, 2005
    Atlanta, Ga
    I have my parts PJ and the bridge plate (from Jazz Bass Special) was slightly bent so that it did not sit perfectly flat against the body on the G string side. I could slide a piece of paper up under there. I straightened it with a little pressure as I gripped it with pliers. Seems to sit pretty well now and seems good when I put it on a flat glass surface. I still wonder if a new bridge is in order though.

    I like the bridge on my new Am Special P. Looks cheap too. Nothing fancy about it at all. Would a bridge from a Squier fit that bill? Just a cheap bent bridge is all I need. Any thoughts on Wilkinson replacement bridges? Don't want to spend much money at all.

  2. JLS


    Sep 12, 2008
    Emeryville, Ca
    I setup & repair guitars & basses

    Manufacturers of replacement bridges would have you think otherwise.
  3. Lownote38


    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    If it sits flat now, no reason to spend the money on a new bridge.
  4. bassdog


    May 23, 2005
    Atlanta, Ga
    Ok. Not going to bother with it at this time. I guess I fixed it. Maybe not machine perfect, as if that matters. I had been thinking that the G string was sounding a little off (two different string sets) and thought it might have something to do with the bridge. Just gonna play it. I like the mojo of this bridge. One of the parts from my Jazz Bass Special from about '85.