through the body or through the bridge?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Joe Nerve, May 3, 2001.

  1. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    I'm restringing my P-bass today and I've got BIG DECISIONS to make.

    I've never strung it through the bridge, as I always assumed I'd get better resonance, sustain and sound throught the body. Anyone know the differences between the 2.

    Should I just go cRrazZy and try it through the bridge?????
  2. JohnL


    Sep 20, 2000
    Grayson, GA
    I had a MIJ Jazz with the standard thru-bridge for two years b4 getting my MIA Jazz with the thru-body mount. In my opinion, the thru-body makes a big difference (good) towards the sound and sustain. If I had an option, I'd go thru-body, but your ears may like something else.
  3. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Supposedly, a bit more sustain through the body and possibly somewhat punchier through the bridge. I've never been able to tell much difference, however.