What is a locking saddle?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Woodboy, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. Woodboy


    Jun 9, 2003
    St. Louis, MO
    I am looking at new bass bridges and have seen "locking saddles" referred to. I assume this is some mechanism that allows the saddle to be locked once the action is set, rather than relying simply on the down pressure of the string breaking over the saddle. Does anybody on this forum have this type of bridge on his/her bass? Any way to post a picture of how it works?
  2. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    G&L's have a bridge where the saddles are locked in place by a set screw from the side that squeezes them all together.

    Spectors also do something similar.