Please post pics of non-standard bridges

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tim Barber, Nov 20, 2003.

  1. Tim Barber

    Tim Barber Commercial User

    Apr 28, 2003
    Serenity Valley
    Owner: Barber Music
    Maybe it's just me, but with many high-end basses I find the look of a lot of commercial bridges detracts from the design. To me it's visually counter-productive to put hundreds of hours into perfecting a unique artistic design, and then bolt on a standard issue commercial bridge that screams "off the shelf". It's easy and economical, and functionally they are great, it's just how they look that occasionally bugs me. Can anyone else relate?

    All that to say, if you have pics of artistic or non-standard approaches to bridge design, I'd love to see them.
  2. leanne


    May 29, 2002
    Rochester, NY
    well, here's something different...
  3. leanne, who make this bridge?


  4. hippiesandwich


    Aug 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
  5. Zillium


    May 27, 2003
    Jerzy Drozd two piece bridge...

  6. Tim Barber

    Tim Barber Commercial User

    Apr 28, 2003
    Serenity Valley
    Owner: Barber Music
    Is that saddle piece screwed down or just floating? It's hard to tell from the pic.

    Thanks everyone, keep 'em coming :D
  7. Skerik1


    Sep 21, 2002
    Saint Paul, MN
    Here's a couple from Darrin Huff:




    I don't think he offers these custom bridges any more though. :(

  8. this is thew new hotness right here, Ken Lawrence is a madman:
  9. mz91


    Apr 19, 2002
    Zug, Switzerland
    HOLY SH**!!!!
    Thats Beautiful!!!!!!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:
  10. Wishnevsky's trademark crappy offset bridge.
  11. Tim Barber

    Tim Barber Commercial User

    Apr 28, 2003
    Serenity Valley
    Owner: Barber Music
    Ya! Now that's what I'm talkin' about. :eek:
  12. rudetay


    Sep 19, 2003
    How does he get away with tilting it so the higher strings have a longer scale?
  13. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    There's a fool born every minute.


    No one's stopping him!
  14. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Hard to appreciate how far you've come unless you know from whence you came...

    This is the bridge on my Eb3 which is coming up
    on its 40th birthday. I am proud to say I have
    owned it for a bit more than 25 of those years.

    I photoshopped it a bit lighten it up so you can see more detail.

    No individual intonation, (but I have not had
    intonation problems.)

    Notice the handy dandy pull slide that jams the
    the felt bar against the strings if you want to
    sound really boomy. No need for hair scrunchies
    here, nosireee! I'm gonna be the next Carol Kaye,
    and do the whole Motor City catalog with my
    thunk machine!


  15. Go figure! :p Must be another "revolutionnary" concept of his...

    Thor, that Gibson looks cool! :bassist: