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Source for ABM bridges?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Bass Kahuna, Jun 19, 2003.


  1. Bass Kahuna

    Bass Kahuna

    Dec 3, 2002
    West Lafayette, Indiana
    Luthier, Custom Builder
    For those of you that offer ABM bridges, where are you sourcing them from? Allparts.com, duitarparts.com, or are you getting them direct from ABM?

    I don't seem to be able to find a website for ABM itself....

    Thanks,

    :^)~
     
  2. Allparts claims to be America's exclusive distributor for ABM. Last time I tried to find ABM I think their web-site was under construction. I think they're located in Germany.
     
  3. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    I go through AllParts. ABM themselves probably will have a sizeable minimum order. They are a German company.
     
  4. Bass Kahuna

    Bass Kahuna

    Dec 3, 2002
    West Lafayette, Indiana
    Luthier, Custom Builder
    Thanks, that's what I thought.

    :^)~
     
  5. Skorzen

    Skorzen

    Mar 15, 2002
    Springfield MA
    Whats the deal with the prices listed for allparts, are those list or is that what they actually charge you? Dguitarparts.com is much lower.
     
  6. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    Some people are selling ABM/Schaller knockoffs. The plating and construction are not as good on those items.

    AllParts has "list prices" on their web site. They basically want retail customers to buy from an authorized dealer, who generally will get you stuff for around 75% of list (pricing is up to the dealer).
     
  7. jazzhole251

    jazzhole251 Guest

    Jan 1, 2008
    I have this exact question!

    Allparts only has one 5-string model, but is dguitarparts reliable?
     
  8. ewimsatt

    ewimsatt

    Jul 1, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Pickup Maker, Luthier, and Repairman, Wimsatt Instruments
    The actual price from allparts is usually half of what they show, but you need a business license.
     
  9. T. Brookins

    T. Brookins Supporting Member

    Lynn helped me out alot, and made sure I got what I wanted.

    Shipping was prompt and thorough.
     
  10. RIM Basses

    RIM Basses Custom Basses from the UK

    Aug 6, 2006
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