It is currently Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:52 pm

All times are UTC - 7 hours



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 27 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Bass Bridge Replacement : Why ?
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 8:22 am 
Offline
Hobbyist
Hobbyist

Joined: Wed May 08, 2013 8:07 am
Posts: 1
I can agree with some of what you guys have said, well until a little over a year ago when I came upon the best after market bridge. The KSM foundation bass bridge is by far the best I've tried, and I have gone through just about all of them, the badass, babicz, hipshot. None of these can hold a candle to the increased sustain, string response and over all better tone I got when I switched over to it. It's hard to explain how it effects the sound and feel, it just makes the bass alive in your hands. You can feel every note! Since the whole thing locks down, and becomes one solid piece, you never have to worry about the saddles shifting on intonation or action. I transferred all my basses over to it. The cost was worth it. I can't say the same for any other bridges I've tried. The KSM gave me the sound and feel I've always wanted. Yes, each bass is different, but this bridge brings out the true characteristics of the instrument, which is awesome! And it was about a 12 minute process to replace the stock bridge on my Matt Freeman P bass with the Foundation bridge. I'd say check it out. You don't know what you're missing out on until you play on this bridge.
There are bunch of videos on youtube on it, and I've even posted a couple with the basses I'm building.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bass Bridge Replacement : Why ?
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 5:11 pm 
Offline
Hobbyist
Hobbyist

Joined: Wed May 15, 2013 5:19 pm
Posts: 37
Malyse Intende wrote:
I can agree with some of what you guys have said, well until a little over a year ago when I came upon the best after market bridge. The KSM foundation bass bridge is by far the best I've tried, and I have gone through just about all of them, the badass, babicz, hipshot. None of these can hold a candle to the increased sustain, string response and over all better tone I got when I switched over to it. It's hard to explain how it effects the sound and feel, it just makes the bass alive in your hands. You can feel every note! Since the whole thing locks down, and becomes one solid piece, you never have to worry about the saddles shifting on intonation or action. I transferred all my basses over to it. The cost was worth it. I can't say the same for any other bridges I've tried. The KSM gave me the sound and feel I've always wanted. Yes, each bass is different, but this bridge brings out the true characteristics of the instrument, which is awesome! And it was about a 12 minute process to replace the stock bridge on my Matt Freeman P bass with the Foundation bridge. I'd say check it out. You don't know what you're missing out on until you play on this bridge.
There are bunch of videos on youtube on it, and I've even posted a couple with the basses I'm building.
$@!&! i wish these were like $50 less and came in chrome . . .


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bass Bridge Replacement : Why ?
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 9:57 am 
Offline
Aspiring Musician
Aspiring Musician

Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:08 pm
Posts: 474
If you play slap bass style..I highly recommend the Leo BAII bridge. Try to get the pre-slotted version.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bass Bridge Replacement : Why ?
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 2:10 pm 
Offline
Hobbyist
Hobbyist

Joined: Wed May 15, 2013 5:19 pm
Posts: 37
Dalembic wrote:
If you play slap bass style..I highly recommend the Leo BAII bridge. Try to get the pre-slotted version.

what is the deal with slotting on those? i see a lot of them used, some have it for certain strings, others dont . . .


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bass Bridge Replacement : Why ?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:03 am 
Offline
Hobbyist
Hobbyist
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 16, 2011 10:10 pm
Posts: 24
I am bewildered at the majority of posts here that seem to assume that different versions of the Leo Quan BA are the only possibilities that exist for replacing a Fender bridge. A few people have mentioned others like Babicz, Gotoh, and KSM (I hadn't heard of KSM, so I'm glad that was posted), but the majority either don't consider them worthy of discussion or are unaware of their existence.

I have used Schallers and Hipshots, and I have been happy with the results. I'm planning on using a Babicz and a newer Gotoh J510SJ-5 in the near future. Maybe I'll try the KSM eventually as well.

Why? Looks, sustain, and I like having the feel of something solid. And I don't like BA bridges.

If you are concerned with having a bridge that fits under a bridge cover, then you obviously aren't concerned with how a bridge looks. And if you're satisfied with the sustain provided by the original design of a Fender bridge, then there really isn't a reason for you to change bridges.

Personally, I don't like bridge or pickup covers, so they're the first things to come off, which means the appearance of the bridge is a little more important. But that's just me.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bass Bridge Replacement : Why ?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:05 am 
Offline
Aspiring Musician
Aspiring Musician

Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:08 pm
Posts: 474
I stay away from the new options in guitar parts, mainly because things just keep getting cheaper in build quality these days...and many of these companies have the nerve to charge more for the lesser product. The BAII is solid chrome..no cheapo plating. What are the other aftermarket bridges made of?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bass Bridge Replacement : Why ?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:07 pm 
Offline
Hobbyist
Hobbyist
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 16, 2011 10:10 pm
Posts: 24
Dalembic wrote:
What are the other aftermarket bridges made of?

Better designs.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bass Bridge Replacement : Why ?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:47 am 
Offline
Hobbyist
Hobbyist
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:08 am
Posts: 17
Location: London
krleese wrote:

I have used Schallers and Hipshots, and I have been happy with the results. I'm planning on using a Babicz and a newer Gotoh J510SJ-5 in the near future. Maybe I'll try the KSM eventually as well.

Why? Looks, sustain, and I like having the feel of something solid. And I don't like BA bridges.


I'm about to replace the stock bridge on my Jazz bass because the bridge has a fixed string spacing and to me is a bit on the wide side (21mm)

What's your experience with the Schallers and Hipshots? I'm considering the hopshot vintage style. Your comment is much appreciated. Cheers.
M.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bass Bridge Replacement : Why ?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:42 am 
Offline
Rock Star
Rock Star
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:12 pm
Posts: 5902
Location: Albemarle, NC
Mui Vintage wrote:
krleese wrote:

I have used Schallers and Hipshots, and I have been happy with the results. I'm planning on using a Babicz and a newer Gotoh J510SJ-5 in the near future. Maybe I'll try the KSM eventually as well.

Why? Looks, sustain, and I like having the feel of something solid. And I don't like BA bridges.


I'm about to replace the stock bridge on my Jazz bass because the bridge has a fixed string spacing and to me is a bit on the wide side (21mm)

What's your experience with the Schallers and Hipshots? I'm considering the hopshot vintage style. Your comment is much appreciated. Cheers.
M.


Unless you get the pre-slotted with multiple slots you again are going to be locked into one string spacing. Why not just have a tech RE-SLOT your existing saddles and try whatever spacing you want? Just a thought.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bass Bridge Replacement : Why ?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:06 pm 
Offline
Aspiring Musician
Aspiring Musician
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:58 pm
Posts: 865
Location: SW Florida
Quote:
Unless you get the pre-slotted with multiple slots you again are going to be locked into one string spacing. Why not just have a tech RE-SLOT your existing saddles and try whatever spacing you want? Just a thought.


+1, excellent idea. If your bass is still all original, and has potential for future growth in value, you could by new saddles, have them slotted as mentioned above, and keep the originals to restore the bass down the road.

_________________
Collector of vintage Fender 4 string basses.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bass Bridge Replacement : Why ?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:54 am 
Offline
Hobbyist
Hobbyist
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:08 am
Posts: 17
Location: London
brotherdave wrote:
Unless you get the pre-slotted with multiple slots you again are going to be locked into one string spacing. Why not just have a tech RE-SLOT your existing saddles and try whatever spacing you want? Just a thought.


Hey brotherdave… just to double check ( English is not my native language) you mean to ask the luthier to add a slot on the existing saddles?

I have actually thought about that before, but didn't believe it as a possible solution… would deffo ask him about that.

Cheers mate!
M.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bass Bridge Replacement : Why ?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:56 pm 
Offline
Professional Musician
Professional Musician

Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:01 am
Posts: 2795
rmosele wrote:
stroker vance wrote:
Cajuns never replace bridges . That's all there is to it. It's like replacing a good crawfish boil . If it works don't fix it. I'm gonna told you what!!!!!!!!


I declare! I ain't never heered nothin like that ever before agin. (in best Justin Wilson accent)


IEEEE oh boy right there- you juss put dem lil cray fishes down in dat boil and let 'em turn red den you got somthin' I'm toll you what now.

I played down in La. for about a couple months or so. Got invited all the time to here and there. Very nice people I met and had a great time.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 27 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 7 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group