Shortscale Guyatone Needs New Bridge

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tegan_2112, Sep 25, 2019.

  1. Tegan_2112

    Tegan_2112

    Sep 25, 2019
    My shortscale Fujigen Gakki bass from 1962’s bridge broke the other day and I can’t find any replacement parts. Does anybody know where I could get a new one or what kind of bridge to use. Disregard the title. Not a Guyatone. I was wrong.
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2019
  2. GretschWretch

    GretschWretch Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2013
    East Central Alabama
    Can we get a pic of the broken bridge? Regarding parts on those sixties Japanese basses, it's not even variations on a theme. It's all variations.
     
  3. Tegan_2112

    Tegan_2112

    Sep 25, 2019
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    Sure thing. This isn’t broken, but it’s what I’m looking for.
     
  4. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    What is it that's broken on your bridge?
     
  5. I have a two saddle telecaster bass bridge that looks very similar
     
  6. Tegan_2112

    Tegan_2112

    Sep 25, 2019
    One of the saddles broke.
     
  7. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Looks to me like the saddle could be reproduced by a tech without much difficulty. I've done similar myself. It was much quicker and easier than finding a replacement.
     
  8. Tegan_2112

    Tegan_2112

    Sep 25, 2019
    Do you think a saddle from a bronco bridge would fit? Because I have an extra one.
     
  9. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I'm not sure about the string spacing match between the two saddles but it wouldn't hurt to try it. If the Bronco saddle isn't a drop in fit, maybe it can be modified to work.
     
  10. James Willie

    James Willie Serious Business

    Jul 29, 2016
    Lake Texoma
    Have you considered Shaller Bridge with rollers.
    You can adjust the string spacing and width.
    Worked for me.

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