What bridge is this?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Codywilsonplaysbass, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. Codywilsonplaysbass

    Codywilsonplaysbass Guest

    Dec 12, 2014
    image.jpg This is the bridge on my 1970s p bass and I can't find any info on it, could is be a stock fender bridge? Or is it after market?
  2. Showdown


    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I've never seen anything like that. Do the strings load from the back of the saddles, or is it string through?
  3. RedHotFuzz


    Mar 16, 2014
    I don't know what it is, but I'd sure like one! Better looking than most current bridges out there.
  4. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Made by Kahler, Fender aftermarket and sold by Dimarzio too. Late '70s - 80s.

    I've had 2 of them come in, one on an older P and the other on a 80's Squier Bullet B-34 for swapping out to a more traditional bridge. I still have the one from the B-34 laying around here somewhere.
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2014
  5. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    Mongo like?
  6. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Too heavy, no real tonal benefit for me. I prefer the threaded saddle style bridge.
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  7. tjh


    Mar 22, 2006
    .. one of these crossed my path a while back ... not as heavy of a baseplate, but same thru-saddle design ... not my cup of tea either, but I think they are still available ...

  8. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I had one for about a week in 1982. I hated it. Those saddles were a PITA to string the bass, and they made getting to the strings for doing palm muting pretty much impossible. Looks much cooler than it really is. I got rid of it and put a Schaller roller bridge on it instead.
  9. bassie12


    Aug 23, 2008
    I pulled one off a '74 Jazz body last year. Been using it as a paperweight on my desk. This one is brass. Retro!

    Last edited: Dec 14, 2014
  10. Codywilsonplaysbass

    Codywilsonplaysbass Guest

    Dec 12, 2014
    Thanks for the info!!!