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Hipshot SuperTone Gibson 3-Point Bass Bridge 

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Breathe new life into your Gibson bass with the completely redesigned Hipshot SuperTone Bass Bridge. A direct replacement bridge for your Gibson 3-po...Click To Read More About This Product

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Unleash the tone that's trapped in your bass with the Hipshot Supertone Bass Bridge.

Breathe new life into your Gibson bass with the completely redesigned Hipshot SuperTone Bass Bridge. A direct replacement bridge for your Gibson 3-point bass bridge that uses your existing hole pattern. Machined out of solid aircraft-quantity aluminum, the Hipshot SuperTone bass bridge features complete adjustability that is easy to use: precise intonation, independent string height, and even side-to-side string spacing adjustment. Most important of all, the tone, punch, and sustain will knock your socks off. To achieve maximum tonal transference, the SuperTonebass bass bridge is solidly fastened to your axe. A very slight shadow of the bridge footprint may result.

FEATURES
  • Machined from solid aircraft-quantity aluminum
  • Fully adjustable
  • Precise intonation
  • Independent string height

Grab this replacement bass bridge and bring out the true tone of your bass. Own it today!

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HipshotSuperTone Gibson 3-Point Bass Bridge
 
4.7

(based on 20 reviews)

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    (16)

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (14)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Functional (11)
  • Improves sound (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Must-Have!

I love the short scale of the Gibson bass, but the sound was killing me. Way too dull and boring. I was planning on completely gutting it and putting all new pickups and...Read complete review

I love the short scale of the Gibson bass, but the sound was killing me. Way too dull and boring. I was planning on completely gutting it and putting all new pickups and electronics in it, which probably would've involved busting out the Dremel. I'm glad I started with the bridge becuase it brings all new life to the bass. Definitely a much brighter sound with more sustain. Even works great for slapping now, which it absolutely could not handle before.

One additional sidenote: When it arrived from MusiciansFriend, it was missing one of the screws and spring (the one that holds the saddle to the bridge and adjusts length). It wasn't in the box and fell out and is probably just sitting on the ground in some warehouse. Honest mistake, but I was worried I was going to have to return the whole thing and wait another few weeks to get the replacement. I gave Hipshot a call and told them my problem. The entire call was under 2 minutes and in less than a week (from US to Germany!) I received a whole bag full of a variety of screws and springs, "to make sure I got the perfect fit", at no cost to me. I was blown away at their customer service. Becuase of this experience I will definitely buy many more Hipshot products!
Bought the gold one and stuck it onto my Gibson SG Faded. Incredibly easy to install. Destrung, took out the old one, screwed in the new one, restrung, adjusted saddle and bridge pickup heights and was playing again all in less than 10 minutes. The abilty to adjust the saddles both vertically and horizontally is a great feature.
Perfect retrofit. Seems like it will be indestructable. Doesn't look like the gold will fade over time, but we'll see. It will definitely last. This is my first Hipshot as I've always upgraded with Leo Quan Badasses in the past, but was just looking for a simple fix with no routing for the SG. The Hipshot is as good, if not better, quality.
I put off buying it for months due to the higher price, but once I got it I was glad I did. It's worth every penny.

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Needs Something

While it is a good product and easy to install, it requires some tweaking for it work as it is supposed to. Although there are no instructions sent it is easy to install,...Read complete review

While it is a good product and easy to install, it requires some tweaking for it work as it is supposed to. Although there are no instructions sent it is easy to install, however on my Epiphone EB-3 I needed to fabricate a shim to go under the bridge to facilitate proper string height as well as find a longer bolt for the E string saddle to allow proper intonation. Both of these items should be included with the bridge as I am not the first to have encountered these problems. Once I addressed these 2 issues it is a great bridge and much easier for setup than the stock 3 point bridge which is rather archaic (I wonder why Gibson/ Epiphone still use it). I would recommend it but with the proviso that you will need to be able to fabricate or purchase the extras needed.

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3.0

Needs Something

By drums148

from Edmonton AB Canada

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • No Instructions
  • Requires Tweaking

Best Uses

    Comments about Hipshot SuperTone Gibson 3-Point Bass Bridge:

    While it is a good product and easy to install, it requires some tweaking for it work as it is supposed to. Although there are no instructions sent it is easy to install, however on my Epiphone EB-3 I needed to fabricate a shim to go under the bridge to facilitate proper string height as well as find a longer bolt for the E string saddle to allow proper intonation. Both of these items should be included with the bridge as I am not the first to have encountered these problems. Once I addressed these 2 issues it is a great bridge and much easier for setup than the stock 3 point bridge which is rather archaic (I wonder why Gibson/ Epiphone still use it). I would recommend it but with the proviso that you will need to be able to fabricate or purchase the extras needed.

     
    5.0

    Excellent replacement for stock Thunderbird Bridge.

    By kgkon

    from Seattle, WA

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    Pros

    • Allows for a better setup
    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

      Comments about Hipshot SuperTone Gibson 3-Point Bass Bridge:

      The setup on my Thunderbird is so much better having a lot more adjustment options with this bridge over the stock version.

       
      3.0

      great replacemeant!

      By fuzzymarc73

      from 17837

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

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          Comments about Hipshot SuperTone Gibson 3-Point Bass Bridge:

          i'd give it 5 stars if it came with instructions although it's pretty self explanatory. it does seem to help improve the sound and better intonation adjustments. just be aware- the post bushings may need to be glued in before installing due to wear from the original bridge causing it to pop them out.

           
          5.0

          nice bridge

          By fenderboy

          from Reno Nev.

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          Comments about Hipshot SuperTone Gibson 3-Point Bass Bridge:

          a must for the T-bird owner

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great replacement for epiphone thunderbird classic pro

          By Bass Ft Worth

          from ft worth, tx

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Hipshot SuperTone Gibson 3-Point Bass Bridge:

              I installed this bridge on my Epiphone Thunderbird Classic Pro. The bridge installed with ease. I do not notice much of a change in tone but intonation and action is much easier to adjust over the standard bridge. If I purchased another Epiphone bass with a three point bridge, I would replace it with this solid chunk of metal.

               
              5.0

              HIPSHOT BLOWS THE GIBSON 3 POINT BASS BRIDGE AWAY!!!

              By MudKatz58

              from Van Buren, AR

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              Pros

              • Easy to install
              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Hipshot SuperTone Gibson 3-Point Bass Bridge:

              After purchasing a 2013 Gibson Thunderbird, I was in the process of setting it up and adjusting the standard Gibson 3 Point Bridge, when the studs for bridge pulled right out of the body. After regluing them and letting it sit for a few days, I decided to see if there was a better bridge out there to replace Gibson's 3 Point. I stumbled upon the Hipshot Supertone accidentally. After checking out the reviews, I ordered one. When it came in, I took it to my shop and installed it on the T-Bird. Installation was super easy. It installed into the existing studs and sits directly upon the body. The mounting screws use an allen wrench to screw them in, instead of a screwdriver. Intonation was quick and easy to do and I think it actually improved the sound of the bass (I have another T-Bird that still has the 3 Point bridge).
              Hipshot knocked this one right out of the park. The only thing that might bother anyone is that on the T-Bird, the lower edges of the bridge hang over the raised neck thru center about 1/16 of an inch on each side. Other than that, it is the PERFECT replacement for an original Gibson 3 Point Bass Bridge. I highly recommend this bridge for any serious bassist who uses any Gibson/Epiphone bass with the 3 Point Bridge. Peace out!

               
              5.0

              This is a great bridge

              By gman

              from Virginia

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound
              • Makes Tuning Easier

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Keeping Your Bass In Tune
                • Makes Intonation Much Eas

                Comments about Hipshot SuperTone Gibson 3-Point Bass Bridge:

                I bought this hipshot bridge to replace the one on my Epiphone EB3. What a difference this bridge has made in Tuning and intonation. I got the Chrome bridge and it was flawless. My bass Tech even remarked that it was a great improvement over the old one. Best thing is if you break a string, you replace the string instead of retuning the whole bass. Since each string can be heightened and intonated separately, you don't need patience of getting the neck right for string height and intonation by playing with the truss rod and raising and lowering the bridge. The sustain is much better on my Bass now. Just try it. It is certainly worth the price.

                 
                5.0

                Excellent, except for one little thing.

                By David In Oregon

                from Hillsboro, OR

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound
                • Solid construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Hipshot SuperTone Gibson 3-Point Bass Bridge:

                    I put this bridge on my new Gibi SG bass. It was trivial to install. It's a very solid, good looking, good sounding bit of hardware. It is a major upgrade over the Gibson 3 point bridge. It allowed me to cure the poor setup of the bass due to its individual string height adjustment.

                    The one problem I had is when I put thicker strings on the bass, the low E (105 gauge) didn't have enough adjustment range to properly intonate it. However all the other benefits are so good that I'm going to fiddle with other size screws or other ways to pull the saddle back a little more.

                     
                    5.0

                    great bridge. enhances tone and sustaine

                    By maurio thunderfingers

                    from minot,nd

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts

                      Comments about Hipshot SuperTone Gibson 3-Point Bass Bridge:

                      I have been playing bass for over 35 years and this bridge is rock solid.

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent Direct replacement.

                      By BAXTA

                      from Newcastle, England

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Hipshot SuperTone Gibson 3-Point Bass Bridge:

                      Excellent upgrade to replace the stock 3 point bridge on my Epiphone Eb-3, came with two sets of anchor bolts, one for Gibson other for for Epiphone. No more lost saddles when string snaps, simple Intonation, action and string spacing adjustments, allan key provided. cant say ive noticed any change to sound or tone, but just being able to make precise adjustments is a massive plus in my book. the Quality and build of the hipshot supertone are second to none, I highly recommend it, looks great also.

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