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This bass bridge is a replacement bridge for the newer Fender American basses with 3 mounting holes. All Badass products are made of specially develo...Click To Read More About This Product
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This bass bridge is a replacement bridge for the newer Fender American basses with 3 mounting holes.
All Badass products are made of specially developed high-density alloy zinc and are engineered for the most efficient sound-coupling effects possible when mounted on wood guitar and bass bodies. The transference of resonance characteristics is superior to any other metal. Badass products are designed by professional guitarists and bass players. Installation is simple, however Badass recommends the services of a professional guitar repairman for best results in setting the strings and calibrating the harmonics.
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I had this installed on my '88 Power Jazz Bass Special, and man, what a difference this thing makes for the tone - granted I also had my EMG's put in at the same time. I love the look of it, the feel, and did I mentioned the look. I think asthetically, looks a lot nicer than the BadAss II. Just nice, fat, looks great on the bass. I was going to get a BadAss II for my Squier VM, now I'm going to get the III - in chrome - the one I have now is in black to match my bass.
I bought the Badass II bridge and installed it in my 2006 P-Jazz bass. The only problem was that I had to locate very small files to make grooves for the strings. If you are not willing or able to file these out, buy the Badass III bridge, the grooves are already there.
This is a bridge that can replace your Fender stock bridge and work very well giving the bass more resonance through the body and is a marked improvement. Just one warning; be sure to check how many mounting holes your original bridge has. My standard jazz had 5 holes, and this replacement has only three that are 3/4 inches on center hole spacing. Thus I was unable to use the existing holes because they were offset. I managed to make it work by carefully measuring and drilling the three holes keeping the 34? from nut to edge of the bridge. Also be careful not to loose the ground contact on the bridge (that wire underneath the bridge which just touches the metallic bridge for the pickups to have a common conductor). Even though the manufacturer recommends sending the work to a luthier, I found it not too difficult to do it yourself, but that?s up to you. When I bought it, the bridge was on sale and I like the looks of it more than the other Leo Quans. The Badass-bridge made a noticeable difference when it replaced the flimsy stock bridge, and I compare this using the stock pickups. If you also replace the pickups the combination will make the bass sing.
This bridge is the best upgrade to do to your American series basses, improves tone, sustain, and resonance, big time. Why Fender doesn't just install these bridges as stock is beyond me. Do yourself a favor, if you order a new American series Fender bass, order this bridge also with your order, I love Fender's bass but cannot stand the stock bridge that they install, its crap, this is well worth the investment for your Fender bass, I highly recomend this bridge.
As said in other reviews, this is the best and least expensive way to improve an american jazz bass. You can really hear an improvement in punch and clarity- esp. in the low end to me. String spacing is easier and more consistent than with a stock bridge. I was unsure about installing this myself but it was easy and took about as much time as changing a set of strings. Thanks to the review that mentioned the ground wire touching the underside. My tip is to measure each string from nut to saddle before removing the old bridge and adjust the new saddles to match. Intonation was near perfect without a lot of messing around. Plus it looks great. At least Fender realized the problems with the stock bridge and is now putting a much better one on the 2008's. Value 4.5 because I think it's a bit pricey, but worth it.