The E -string saddle wouldn't go back far enough, but you get shorter saddle screws in the kit. With the kickass, you can really feel the strings kick back and rebound and snap for you. It was a direct replacement for my Fender Precision Bass and was a breeze to install. Retrofits most Fender 4 string basses with a 5-hole mount that are top load not string through. Also, it just looked way cooler. One gripe, which is the closed screw hole in the saddle limited my intonation flexibility, and I had to cut one of the screws down to get room for perfect intonation. Same strings were used with both bridges.
Most important of all, the resulting tone, punch, and sustain will knock your socks off. It is our mission to create the next golden age: a new era of guitar and bass design with hardware so robust and elegant that it will last for generations to come. Mine were set centrally on delivery, didn't need any adjustment. It also has the benefit of setting the string to string width. I don't know which did more, the new pickups or the bridge, but I can really feel the impact of the bridge. Two different lengths of intonating screws are included, as well as saddles of three different heights. The gold finish looks good and doesn't feel cheap.
The saddles run in channels to remove any unwanted side to side movement and are individually intonatable and height adjustable. Be the first to review this product! Notes actually sound fuller, more solid. Further enhance the tone shaping capabilities on your bass. I would recommend this bridge to anyone looking to upgrade their bass. I've stuck with the brass inserts it came fitted with because the bass has plenty of edgy tops already with those ballsy Duncan pickups, but I've got a set of stainless ones as well in case I feel like going for a more aggressive tone. Vintage Bass Bridges for Fender basses The Hipshot String Vintage bass bridge gives you the vibe of the classic bent-plate design with much needed improvements where it counts.
. Hipshot is not affiliated with Rickenbacker International Corporation. These inserts allow you to easily adjust your string spacing! Best Bass Gear stocks a wide selection of bridges in a variety of different string spacings, finishes, string configurations and manufacturers. Plus, I like that I can fine tune the string spacing. I've been modding a sexy white Squier Classic Vibe 60s Jazz bass. Get one of these bridges to upgrade your Fender-style bridges. This 25 year old Squier Jazz has always played amazing and the KickAss was part of her recent upgrade.
So far she's had Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder pups and new Hipshot tuners with a D tuner key fitted and she sounds a million bucks. I may keep it and stick it on a Jazz bass to mimic the Geddy look. We spent years plus countless versions ensuring that this 'tribute' would possess the soul of the original without being a copy. Scarlett is singing, so I'm happy! Available as single detuners or as a set with tuning keys and a detuner for the lowest string. Enter your name: optional Enter the code below: This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Comes standard with brass saddle inserts which emphasize the fundamental tone and give your bass a mellow sound.
The bridge comes with brass saddle inserts of 3 different heights. The Squier is a great entry-level bass, but clearly the hardware has room for improvement. It was such a little detail, and it made this bridge so much more comfortable. After adding a Hipshot Supertone to my Gibson Thunderbird, I wondered if a bridge upgrade would 'fix' my Jaguar. We offer a variety of styles and finishes to upgrade your existing tuning key to a detuner or start a fresh build.
The Kickass solves all the problems inherent in the Badass cheap pot metal saddles, lack of side-to-side adjustability, limited height adjustment , and they added a bit more mass and lots of flexibility into the design. Before I plugged into my amp I could feel and hear the string resonance through the body acoustically. I'm impressed with the quality, the ease of installation, and the ability to adjust the bridge height, intonation, and string spacing too. Before you throw down thousands on a custom bass, consider buying a J-Bass be it Fender or Warmoth and get Hipshot hardware. Hipshot is not affiliated with Glen Quan. Sure enough it came about a week later. When you look at the overall mass and construction of the bridge in comparison to the stock Fender bridge, you'll probably laugh.
It has slightly improved sustain and the tone of the E string but the biggest improvement for me is that it is more comfortable for my picking hand when playing with a pick. I was not disappointed in how easy this bridge was to setup and fine tune! Multiple key style and finishes is available for a unique touch to any bass. It does the job and it looks great. Over the years, I've done some patching up to bring it up to speed, but the bridge a stock Fender bent tin unit with the knurled saddles has been failing recently; the grub screws don't hold the saddle height and at a gig on Friday, one of them fell out. I like to have things as close to standard as possible though aesthetically speaking so replaced it with the original bridge which is good but not as good as the Kickass. I love this bridge, and have been recommending it to all my bass player friends.