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What is your go-to bridge???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Eric Perry, Sep 11, 2008.


  1. Hipshot

    35 vote(s)
    21.7%
  2. ABM

    4 vote(s)
    2.5%
  3. Badass

    49 vote(s)
    30.4%
  4. Schaller

    6 vote(s)
    3.7%
  5. Gotoh

    19 vote(s)
    11.8%
  6. Stock

    21 vote(s)
    13.0%
  7. Other

    9 vote(s)
    5.6%
  8. Slotted carrot

    18 vote(s)
    11.2%
  1. There's been a lot of talk recently regarding bridge of choice. I'm just curious what y'all use as your bridge of choice when swapping, or ordering a custom. For me, it's a Hipshot A or a Schaller roller.

    If your bridge isn't in the poll, please add it. Thanks...
     
  2. Visirale

    Visirale

    Mar 23, 2003
    Orlando
    Whatever comes with the bass, usually...
     
  3. TMacATK

    TMacATK

    Jul 9, 2008
    Davis, CA
    I used Gotoh bridges (201 and 203) for both of my project basses.

    They're high quality and half the price of Hipshot and Leo Quan bridges.
     
  4. magickbass

    magickbass Guest

    May 24, 2008
    I have two basses and another in the works. Badasses all around.
     
  5. nkossnar

    nkossnar

    Mar 11, 2008
    Chicago
    Badass. Put one on my fender.
     
  6. doctorjazz

    doctorjazz

    Oct 22, 2006
    Wilmington, NC
    There's just something about the Hipshot A that I absolutely love, way more than any other bridge design.
     
  7. Mudfuzz

    Mudfuzz

    Apr 3, 2004
    OlyWA...
    I've used Badass the most then Hipshot and and Schaller. The next project I am going to do will have a hipshot. I think I've use badass the most because they are easy to find and are a good stable bridge, although I've never really liked the Badass II's foot print, but at the time there wasn't as much choice as there is now.
     
  8. Lorenzini

    Lorenzini

    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    I've owned a lot of Badasses (on Fender style instruments) but honestly, Hipshot A's are my ultimate choice. I really think they are the best.
     
  9. JehuJava

    JehuJava Bass Frequency Technician

    Oct 15, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    I like the Schaller Bass 2000 bridge(?). This thing is pretty money for adjustments. The RMC piezo bridge is sweet too, plus you get more pickups!
     
  10. bassicsax

    bassicsax

    Jul 29, 2007
    Memphis, TN
    If it aint broke why fix it...
     
  11. JacoLesFlea

    JacoLesFlea

    Jun 16, 2006
    Minnesota
    Mine came stock with Fender american vintage jazz bass bridge
     
  12. Gotoh bridges, but usually Hipshot tuners (for the ultralites).
     
  13. BoisterousClam

    BoisterousClam

    Sep 9, 2008
    Alabama
    I like my Kahler jazzbass3-1.
     
  14. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    On my main instrument, I use a naimish bridge and am very happy with it.
    My next one will get the same bridge ( I still have two of these bridges sitting , waiting to be used)
     
  15. Matt the phyrex

    Matt the phyrex

    Sep 11, 2008
    Notts, UK
    On my project bass I have an ETS floating bridge and its a beautiful piece of engineering. Fully adjustable in all three dimension, and it looks sexy too.
     
  16. I know I'm in the minority here but, IMO, I don't hear a bridge making much of a difference in tone, sustain, etc. I've got high end, and cheapo instruments, and never noticed a real difference whatsoever. I've used all of the bridges I mentioned in the poll above ('cept for the slotted carrot). I base my bridge choices solely on adjustability and aesthetics. And in those two categories, I don't think this beauty can be beat... The ABM is close, but it's bulkier. The BAs are huge and bulky looking. The stockers just looks so cheap.

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  17. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    I typically would turn to a BadAss bridge, but I am pleasantly shocked with how good the new Fender MIA bridges are. Given the choice, though, I'd still take the BadAss.
     
  18. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    Agreed! Hipshot A style for me. :bassist:
     
  19. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Chicago
  20. Scottgun

    Scottgun

    Jan 24, 2004
    South Carolina
    Goto Gotoh. *nyuck nyuck* :)
     

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