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The 2TEK bridge is back!

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by JGR, May 31, 2012.

  1. JGR

    JGR The "G" is for Gustav Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 29, 2006
    President, CEO, CFO, CIO, Chief Engineer, Technician, Janitor - Reiner Amplification
  2. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I have the original 4 and had an original 5...they're both very, very heavy.
  3. 2Tek bridge = the cure for neckdive
  4. Darnell Jones

    Darnell Jones Banned

    Aug 29, 2011
    Return of the snake! Since you can't see where the saddles all bolt to the same plate they therefore are sonically isolated... Unless you look at the back of the bass.

    Follow the logic a bit further and these bridges claim to not sonically connect to the body in any way. Hmmm, that sounds bad, eliminates string crosstalk, yeah that will sell parts :)

    I'm sure it also adds resonance.
  5. They are also offering a 5 string version with 19 mm string spacing. Serious GAS.
  6. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Registered Rickenbacker Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    Many years ago, I had a Custom Shop Schecter bass with an original 2Tek. It was a fantastic sounding bass (wish I never sold it), but because it came from Schecter with the 2Tek installed, there's no telling how much sonic mojo the 2Tek actually contributed. It would be interesting to hear real-world user's "before & after" opinions.
  7. The concept is interesting but the demo video did not convince me at all..
  8. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    Once you go 2tek You don't go back! Seriously, you don't go back. You can't go back. You have to route out half your body to install it.
    rocmonster likes this.
  9. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    It's definitely a commitment.
  10. 66Atlas


    May 19, 2012
    I ordered one last week for my current project, they shipped it earlier this week. Now I come home every day hoping the UPS man has been by...tic, toc, I hate waiting.
  11. LOL, so true!!!!!

    Oddly enough, the 2TEK has started to gain popularity among guitarists.
  12. Dig Wilbur Ware

    Dig Wilbur Ware

    Mar 7, 2003
    from a guitar POV, it's all true. My Tele sustains like a piano and sounds huge.
  13. amimbari


    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    pretty much like a kahler or hipshot minus the trem part, once it is done it is done :)
  14. ...and that would be different from a Traben Chaos bridge or G&L saddle-lock... how? exactly?
  15. Those bridges are fine upgrade gear but... I will never decide to make a hole in the body of my Fender basses to install this bridge. Probably decision to install this thing could broke my heart...
  16. steelbed45

    steelbed45 TRemington Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2011
    Nolanville, TX
    I just got off the phone with Warmoth, the cost is $45 for the routing. I'm considering sending my Warmoth body in. I owned a Hamer Cruise bass and really enjoyed the sound.
  17. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    moved to Hardware, Setup, and Repair
  18. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
    I remember my jaw dropping when I read that Chuck Rainey put a 2Tek in his '57 P-bass. I had a similar experience when I saw Caleb Quaye had put a Floyd Rose in his '64 Strat. It then dawned on me that many of my favorite players don't treat their instruments like sacred cows and will customize anything to suit their specific needs, collector value be damned.

    I'd still never do such a thing to a vintage instrument...
  19. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    If you really want to argue the "tone is in the wood" angle, well...there you go.
  20. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    I had an American Standard Jazz Bass with a 2-tek. I was not impressed. Heavy, with some of the usual dead spots. Not interested in trying again.