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Thinking about a Bad Ass V

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Stewbass, Apr 11, 2009.


  1. Stewbass

    Stewbass

    Dec 25, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Hey everyone,
    I haven't been liking my MIM Jazz V's dinky bridge. My MIA P has a 2-tek... so I am pretty sure I like HMB's. I've heard a lot of mixed things about BAII bridges but the ones I've played have been really good. One of the things I really don't like about the bass itself is the floppy B. I read somewhere that Leo Quan makes a bridge that is supposed to help remedy that?
    I was just wondering if I should get the BAII, if so which model? It looks like there are a few options on the Leo Quan website... even though I heard Leo isn't doing too good, and his bridges have been discontinued.
    Is this even the best bridge I can get for the bass? If it isn't by all means let me know your opinions. I want a more "modern" sound out of the bass.
    Thanks,
    Stew
     
  2. Stewbass

    Stewbass

    Dec 25, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    *bump*
     
  3. Stewbass

    Stewbass

    Dec 25, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    yet another *bump*
     
  4. jazzbasso7

    jazzbasso7

    Jun 1, 2009
    i have a badass on my 4 string jazz and my marcus miller 5 and love them,to me they
    are the best!
     
  5. DanRJBrasil

    DanRJBrasil

    Jun 10, 2007
    nice question i wonder that too
     
  6. I really like my BAII on my Fender Bullet, really lets the strings sustain and gives you a nice attack too, so I guess in the respect your bass sounds less muted it does sound a bit more modern. As for the floppy B string though have you tried heavier strings?
     
  7. Stewbass

    Stewbass

    Dec 25, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    yea, i have tried many kinds of heavier strings, but to be frank, i just don't like the sound of them in comparison to the other strings. i want to use an even sounding set of strings without worrying about a ridiculously floppy B. I am definitely going for a more modern sound tho.
     
  8. You considered trying to get a custom set from your music shop? I think there are a few manufacturers willing to sell custom sets now, then you can just get a slightly heavier B and that should remedy the problem a little.
     
  9. Stewbass

    Stewbass

    Dec 25, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I am gonna look into that. Thanks so much for the reply! I think I am gonna go for the Badass V too though.
     

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