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Rebirth of the Badass! The new Omega Bridge

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by walterw, Aug 14, 2015.


  1. I wish I had a personal take on it....I've seen one and have been told by a trusted guitar tech that he can't tell a difference and the two he's installed and set up seemed identical and the owner's liked them. I doubt if I'll try them as I think I have enough.....I have used a hipshot bridge on my Rickenbacker 4001 and thought it was a big improvement so I would imagine their 5 hole Fender replacement bridge it would be better than the stock bent plate one.
    I will say that I do like the fact that the Leo Quan bridge says "Badass" on it. :)
     
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  2. doctorwholittle

    doctorwholittle

    Oct 27, 2011
    I've got a '79 MC924 for my Police tribute band, and it's unfortunately got a frozen Badass on it that's been finessed, sweet-talked, and manhandled about as much as it can be without it giving me shrapnel. I'm SO happy to hear there's a next generation of the Badass bridge that I can replace it with! Can't wait to get one and get it back in fighting shape.
     
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  3. HEADKNOCKER

    HEADKNOCKER

    Jul 18, 2016
    Louisville Ky
    I'm gonna have to order one & try it out..
    At least the badass II mounted to the original 5 screws where the original badass had 3??
    I like the looks of the Omega Clone & will wait till a new to me Jazz Bass comes into my life..
    Until then my Ibanez will just have to do..
    bassClef.
     
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  4. Mudfuzz

    Mudfuzz

    Apr 3, 2004
    WA...
    Got one of these today, great bridge… except that ALL the screws that come with the bridge are of subpar hardness, these come with soft screws so if you don't know what you are doing you are going to have a very irritating install.

    Also the idea of recessing the intuition screws in holes that are too small for most common screw driver tips for a #2 screw in a little silly...
     
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  5. Mikus Music

    Mikus Music

    Apr 7, 2017
    Seattle, WA
    Hey guys, I'm looking to get the Omega Bass bridge for my 5 string Cort Action V.
    I wanted to see if anyone knows if this will fit this bass properly???

    Cheers,
    Mikus
     
  6. BusyFingers

    BusyFingers

    Nov 26, 2016
    One of them is nickel plated.
     
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  7. LkS

    LkS

    Oct 30, 2013
    EU, Slovakia
    Sorry for necroing this thread, but could someone give me the height measurements of this bridge, i.e. how high is the base plate and the saddles? I want to know if a shim will be necessary with this bridge. Thanks
     
  8. Gilmourisgod

    Gilmourisgod

    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    I have an original Badass II on my jazz bass, it looks identical to the new Omega bridges, I'll try to remember to measure it tonight. You need just the body to top of bridge at thickest point?
     
  9. LkS

    LkS

    Oct 30, 2013
    EU, Slovakia
    I need these measurements (see pic). Basically I'm trying to figure out if I can get the action right without shimming the neck. Had to return a Gotoh 201 because of it.
     

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  10. Gilmourisgod

    Gilmourisgod

    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    The flat baseplate is 7/32” tall off the body. The saddles themselves are 6/32” tall, but height adjustable, of course. My badass is mounted on a fretless Jazz, so the saddles are a bit lower than they would be on a fretted. On mine, the top of E string saddle is 9/32” above bridge plate. G string is 8/32”. The overall bridge footprint is 2-15/32” x 3-7/32”. String spacing between E and G is 2-10/32”. Hope that helps. Let me know if you need any other measurements.
     
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  11. Loring

    Loring

    May 4, 2017
    Ontario

    Chrome or nickel?
     
  12. LkS

    LkS

    Oct 30, 2013
    EU, Slovakia
    Thank you so much for the measurements. I'm looking to buy the Omega bridge with the groved saddles and asked a seller on ebay for the same measurements and they seem to be quite different. Apparently the base is 1/4" and the saddle is 7/32". Your measurements would've been great, but the ones i've been given... not so much.
     

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  13. LkS

    LkS

    Oct 30, 2013
    EU, Slovakia
    All of the websites (even allparts) say that the string spacing is 19mm (.75"), even on the version with the grooved saddles. Is that really the maximum available string spacing?
     
  14. Well, that’s standar Fender spacing, don’t think they come unslotted?

    Edit: Derp! guess they do come unslotted, so you could do whatever spacing you wanted.
     
  15. BeeTL

    BeeTL Commercial User

    Sep 26, 2006
    Oldsmar, FL
    Brad Lowe, Lowe Custom Guitars
    No, that's the ideal, straight line spacing from the top-load hole over the saddle.

    You can narrow or widen the spacing by moving the string in one click or out two clicks from the centerline on each saddle:

    s-l1600-.