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String-through bridges

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BillMason, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. BillMason


    Mar 6, 2007
    I just (oops again) bought this on eBay... I noticed too late that the bridge is a string through, and I've never played one of those before. How will it be different from a string-over bridge in tone and playability? Can I use the same strings?

    Also notice the bridge pickup, which the original owner placed in himself - he says it is measured properly for a string through (?). Next question is whether I can replace this bridge with a BAII, which I have in a drawer, unfiled, or will the bridge pickup be too close to the string saddles and give me a weird tone?
  2. Earwigger

    Earwigger I'm a Roland man now.

    Aug 23, 2005
    Cleveland, Ohio
    It looks like the bridge pickup is already supremely close to the bridge, which creates such a thin sound... its definately not in a "standard" position for Fenders, including the American ones with String-Thru.

    I don't know if your Badass will fit. You'll need to measure it when you get it.

    A cool bass, though. I dig the black!
  3. Nighttrain1127

    Nighttrain1127 Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Near Worcester MA
    If you use the BAII you will not be able to String through. When you buy new strings you can use whatever you want for strings The only difference between String through and top load is about an inch and a half. In theory you should get more sustain with string through over Top load.
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