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However it's higher [if my memory serves], which would lead to complications like either recessing it or angling the neck or doing something to compensate the higher heigth. Tags: badass; bridge; hipshot +JohnnyBoy-Joined: May 12, 2008 Messages: 170 Likes Received: 1 Trophy Points: 0 Location: Lake in the Hills,Illinois, USA. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. I want to use a Hipshot Style A bridge with string-through configuration. I have one on my Carvin and I love it. Supporting Members list unlimited gear with no listing fees in the Classifieds, get instant Keyword Alerts, and get Free Shipping at the TalkBass Store. I like having the high mass bridges. Hipshot vs. Badass bridge Discussion in 'Maddrakkett's Caffe' started by +JohnnyBoy-, Jun 19, 2009. TalkBass utilizes technology from Skimlinks that may give us a small affiliate commission on purchases made via links on our site. It comes standard with a Hipshot B style bridge but I'm wondering if I should upgrade to a Badass V bridge for $50. Some serious thought and design work has gone into making the KickAss Bridge a very versatile and comfortable bridge that works in most any situation. Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by CPike, Feb 18, 2011. Personally, I don’t get the Badass love. ), Does Anyone Sell/Make a “Faux”worn Finished Bass. Plus, and perhaps the best reason to stick with Hipshot, is that their customer service is second-to-none. There are too many other better designs. Edited August 19, 2013 by NJE Never understood why they didn't give the Badass … Can I damage my cab by playing too loud too low. It comes standard with a Hipshot B style bridge but I'm wondering if I should upgrade to a Badass V bridge for $50. For Sale: Bass Guitar Strings and Accessories, The TB Bazaar: Gear For Sale from our Sponsors, For Sale: Double Bass Amps, Strings & Accessories, Wanted: Bass Guitars, Amps, and Accessories, Wanted: Double Basses, Amps & Accessories, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. 1. I emailed the builder and asked him about it and he said he preferred the Hipshot over the BA. I voted Hipshot A, just because that's my favorite bridge design ever. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. At first blush, the KickAss might seem like a simple, heartfelt tribute to Leo Quan’s BadAss II bridge. For Sale: Bass Guitar Strings and Accessories, The TB Bazaar: Gear For Sale from our Sponsors, For Sale: Double Bass Amps, Strings & Accessories, Wanted: Bass Guitars, Amps, and Accessories, Wanted: Double Basses, Amps & Accessories, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. I'm getting a custom bass built for me. I haven't seen many on Jazz-type basses, but go for it if you don't mind being non-traditional. So on my last retrofit I tried the Hipshot A bridge. Hipshot’s take on the original, celebrated high-mass bass bridge. ), Does Anyone Sell/Make a “Faux”worn Finished Bass. I wouldn't doubt the Schaller's superior to the Badass. All I know is that a bunch of people mod their Fenders with BA's and was just wondering if it's because they're so good or the Fender stock bridge … I have no experience with any of these bridges. I have no experience with any of these bridges. Very solid, easy to use, and I find it extremely attractive. You already knew that this one would make the list. Can I damage my cab by playing too loud too low. If I can have my way, every bass I buy from here on out will have a Hipshot A. Does anyone have any experience with or opinions of these bridges? These are pretty much ‘drop-in’ replacements for most oversized hard tail bridges, and are quite affordable, which has probably aided their growth in popularity. I'm just curious if it's worth the extra $50 or if I should get a Hipshot A style bridge for an extra $25. The Hipshot fixed bridge is probably one of the most popular bridges among modern guitarists. Luckily, the old Fender bridge I was replacing had much better quality grub screws, and they fitted perfectly. Hello people!! BTW, and on more on topic - just got a Schaller 3D Bridge to replace an old Fender. I'm not sure how the Badass compares, but the Hipshot is pretty damned beefy. I kinda need to be able to play in tune, though, because I get some top 40 gigs. I've had old Specials and Juniors in the past and I always felt the slant bar was "close enough for rock 'n' roll." Stick with the Hipshot, because not only do you have more flexibility (string spacing), but it's a very resonant bridge. A Great Bridge, but let down by faulty grub screws that jam up in their threads. TalkBass utilizes technology from Skimlinks that may give us a small affiliate commission on purchases made via links on our site. Re: Gotoh Vs Hipshot « Reply #11 on: November 22, 2017, 11:47:11 AM » The Gotoh vintage Tele bridge is a Good Thing - I recently installed an almost identical unit from another supplier - but I still don't know about the vibrato. I used to have a schaller 2000 series on an old bass, again really good bridge but I found it overly fiddly. All I know is that a bunch of people mod their Fenders with BA's and was just wondering if it's because they're so good or the Fender stock bridge is so bad. Also previously had a Badass V on a Jazz, I thought it was awful, badly cast saddles and base plate, absolute rubbish compared to the Schaller and Hipshot but I could have just had a bad one. Edited May 7, 2017 by Root45 I now have Schallers on several basses, Hipshots on a couple others, and I’m about to try the new-design Gotoh on a new build. the only reason to change would be if the hipshot didn't have the exact string-spacing you wanted. Very impressive…well made, designed for top mount or through the body. Hipshot. I emailed Warmoth, and the rep couldn't tell me, said he didn't have one handy to compare.

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