Rehab an Original Badass Bridge

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by TheEmptyCell, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    I need all new height adjustment screws for a 70's era Original Badass. There's all kinds of 'em on Allparts, but I'm not sure what number (#) and length I need. I know they take a 0.05" allen wrench, although I'd also be interested in slot-head screws if any would fit.

  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    it'll be the same ones that fit a vintage USA fender strat bridge, #4-40.

    (edit: if they're the same as the ones the current badass II uses.)
  3. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Suspended

    Feb 16, 2011
    It's your bass, but I'd avoid slot heads if at all possible. It's so easy for a screwdriver tip to slip out of a slot and wind up in your finish.

    Here's a good place to find small socket head stuff.

    Tonys Screws LLC
  4. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Not to mention that if you have to tweak a saddle in a pinch and use too big a driver, you risk breaking the screw if the slot spreads a teeny bit. Plus they are really hard on your hand whenever it comes near the bridge. Nah, stick with allen socket, if I still had a bridge with slots, I'd swap them out for allen.

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