Strange Bridge...

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Kevmove, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Kevmove


    Jul 21, 2007
    I was setting up this bass for a friend. When I start to adjust the intonation, I noticed that the bridge saddles didn't have screws to move them forward or backward. I check the sides of the saddle and notice 2 hex screws. So I loosen all the strings, remove the hex screws and the saddles come out. I couldn't find any specs on where the distance the saddle should be from the rear of the bridge, so I guesstimate. After some tweaking, I got the intonation right, so I replace the 2 hex screws and Everything seems okay. Has anyone encountered a bridge like this?
  2. I have one of those on my Spector. If the intonation is accurate, action is reasonable and the saddles aren't sliding around ever, then you've done a good job. It's a heavy bridge, but it never moves. very reliable
  3. Sharko


    Jun 18, 2009
    Washington, DC
    If I understand you correctly, I have a bridge like this on my Schecter. The saddles run in tracks and there are hex screw that freeze the saddle in the track, but there is no screw connecting them to the back of the bridge. Not the easiest to adjust, but always like the design and always liked the sound.
  4. Kevmove


    Jul 21, 2007
    Thanks for the info. I was going to change the bridge, but because it is so heavy, I thought it would alter the sound, which I really like. Question: how often do you have to make adjustments to the bridge, outside of string changes?
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    Hopefully this is what you're talking about

    I rarely change the strings, and adjust intonation every couple months.
    Pretty much never change the action. I've been buzz free for a very long time :D
    I'm glad you asked cause I definitely need to adjust intonation now