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solid-brass 5-string bridge makers other than Hipshot?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by bongomania, Oct 22, 2010.


  1. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Don't get me wrong, I love and support Hipshot all the way, but I wanted to see if there were any other designs currently on the market in solid brass, for a 5-string. Who's out there?
     
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Thanks for the suggestions, but as far as I can tell none of those have brass bodies. They use mainly zinc or aluminum, except for some small parts. Actually that one ABM bent-plate one might be a thin piece of brass under the chrome, but who knows.

    Any other ideas? Or any confirmation about the ABM bent-plate?

    In case anyone wonders why the heck I care about it being solid brass, I'm going for a specific vintage look, of the heavy brass bridges people installed on Fenders in the 1970's. Purely aesthetic vanity, nothing to do with tone or sustain or whatever. :)
     
  3. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand Commercial User

    May 25, 2003
    Redlands, CA
  4. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand Commercial User

    May 25, 2003
    Redlands, CA
  5. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Huh! Weird, for some reason I thought I had seen something on their site saying it was all cast zinc, but now I don't see that, and I do see the brass. I must have eaten something funky for lunch!
     

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