Three point bass bridge saddle question

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by bassgod76, Dec 22, 2015.


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  1. bassgod76

    bassgod76 bass turd burglar

    Mar 13, 2003
    South Florida
    A buddy gave me this bass. It's a MIJ Aria Pro from the 80's. It has a three point bridge, which I really have no clue how to height adjust.

    The D string saddle looks like it belongs to this bridge (same finish, condition, etc), but it's noticeably shorter than the other 3.

    My questions:

    Maybe this short saddle belongs with the G string?

    Can you adjust the height on these bridges?

    Any tips or advice would be appreciated. See photos below.
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  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
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    No independent height adjustment per string, the best you can do is overall side / side and front / back adjustment using the stud bolts. It does look like someone swapped the G and D saddles, and they're all severely over-filed, probably attempting to get the action down.
     
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  3. bassgod76

    bassgod76 bass turd burglar

    Mar 13, 2003
    South Florida
    I think I may toss this bridge. I was thinking it was salvageable, but the action is rather high at the bridge
     
  4. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    That bridge also looks deformed like it bent after being screwed down into the body too hard.
     
  5. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    The Hipshot Supertune is an excellent replacement for most 3 point bridges, fwiw.
     
  6. bassgod76

    bassgod76 bass turd burglar

    Mar 13, 2003
    South Florida
    I need something that fits under a bridge cover
     
  7. davelowell2

    davelowell2 Uhh... FaFaFooey is BaBaBooey... Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2006
    NY
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