With the centerline marked out and the neck attached, I can now measure for locating the tremolo pivot screws: 25.25" from the string nut (info from our online Electric Guitar and Bass Assembly Guide). The forged steel adjustable saddles have 2-1/16" string spread. Live2Play Network - Hipshot Bass Bridge Installation - YouTube Machined from solid brass, polished and plated, this is among the most finely crafted bridges available for non-tremolo solidbody guitars with through-body string mounting. This can be filled if desired. The Babicz full contact bridge offers impeccable stability and increased sustain. Rickenbacker : Installing a Hipshot bridge Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Panda Licker, Dec 28, 2007. You wind up with misaligned holes (like the photos above). Couples them to the body in the same manner. Each bridge is hand polished for a smooth, comfortable feel under your palm. It looks like the axel dowel piece can't come out without bending the tray. Here’s how to place it exactly. This is what I use: a tremolo routing template for Strat. But they’re not. You can make one out of plywood using the acrylic template as a guide, or you can even stack three templates to get the same result. Hipshot and Babicz both offer bridges to suit Fender bass retrofits. When you’re building a guitar, you want to get the hardware positioned perfectly. The bridge went on perfectly. If just one of these holes is out of alignment, like the G string hole shown here, it’ll mess up the function of the bridge. I haven't taken the strings off and tried to get it off yet, just thought I'd get some feedback as to how it's done first. thx for any and all input. Thank you for your support! First step is to remove the strings and the stock bridge by unscrewing the five screws that attach it to the body. Some bridges, particularly for Fender basses, may offer a retrofit option that will use the existing screw holes for mounting the bridge. To avoid this you'll need a drill guide. Finely crafted bridge for non-tremolo solidbodies! The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. The saddle screws run through the middle of the saddle (unlike the 3 screwball hole model) and there are no string through holes in the backplate of the bridge. I’m using a drill press, but if you'll be using a handheld drill, a thicker drill guide is helpful to support and guide the bit. With the template double-stick-taped to the body, the six holes are right on target. I recently purchased and had installed a Hipshot 6 saddle modern style (4 screw hole) tele bridge that was advertised as "Hipshot B Bender and Hipshot P/G B Bender ready." To avoid this you'll need a drill guide. The grain of the wood makes the drill bit wander; the spinning bit hits a hard grain line and veers off into softer wood. 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.). Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Panda Licker, Dec 28, 2007. And installing a Strat bridge is tougher than most, thanks to the six pivot screws at the front. I’ve put masking tape on this unfinished body to avoid marking the bare wood. Fender's most popular pick shape in different materials. I’m ready to install the remaining hardware: the string claw and the rest of the parts. We’ll start over on an undrilled Strat body. ). I do not use the thru-body stringing for any of my strings. The problem appears when you try to install the bridge. Then on to prepping the body for finishing... DON'T MISS A BEAT, sign up for StewMac news, Black Friday Sale! A centering rule laid across the pickup cavity makes it easy to locate the center. The grain of the wood makes the drill bit wander; the spinning bit hits a hard grain line and veers off into softer wood. I’m ready to install the remaining hardware: the string claw and the rest of the parts. You just need to slide the C clips on the end far enough in, using C-clip pliers, that you can slide the axle over to one side to create a gap that will let you slide the C clips off and the drop D lever. Let’s see how to avoid this problem and install a whammybar that we’ll be happy with. You can’t just eyeball it. Which I'm sure it must come out without anything that drastic being done. I removed it from mine. Description The Hipshot Fixed Bridge is the ultimate marriage of performance, beauty and ergonomics.