Best Bass Guitar Bridges & Bridge Parts in 2020



24pcs Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins Pegs with 1pc Bridge Pin Puller Remover, Ivory & Black-Jinlop Review:


Everything in this set seems well constructed, works just fine, and is a bargain for everything you get. With this set, you can replace all the old pegs so they all match. But, I replaced just one of the pegs and the guitar looks good and plays great again now! The seller is the best, even emailed to make sure I was happy. I would definitely buy this again.



Fender P/Jbass Orig Thumbrest, Black Review:


Some bass guitars have nice, thick pick-ups with smooth edges that are comfortable to use as thumb rests. Not all Fender basses have those, but Fender makes this plastic thumb rest that works well. Like most DIY installations, however, the instructions leave something to be desired (see attached photo). First, the recommended location would make the thumb rest crooked and too far from the pick-ups, where many bassists play. Second, if they described the “scrap piece of wood” as a 5-inch square of 1/4-inch plywood, how they expect you to use it would be more obvious. Most importantly, the 3/32-inch drill bit they say to use would not anchor the screws securely enough. I recommend using a 1/16-inch bit for drilling into the body of the guitar. The 5/32 bit they recommend for drilling through the pick guard is fine, though.



Fender Vintage Bass Bridge Assembly for American Vintage Jazz Bass and Precision Bass Review:


I have a new Squire Jazz Bass that I'm able to set up nicely, except the stock bridge with single groove saddle cylinders doesn't align the strings properly along the neck or over the pickup poles. The E string is at least 1/16-3/32 too far in, the A is slightly less and the G is about a 1/32 too far out towards its edge.

I'm actually more concerned with the string spacing and their feel along the neck than I am with precise positioning over the pickup poles but, if I can solve both problems, that's gravy.

I looked at bridges with 3 grooves per saddle but I decided on this one, assuming it would allow even more flexibility. I was right. The five screw-hole bridge is a perfect replacement - in fact I could simply have swapped out the saddles and screws. I'm able to position the wayward strings where I want them, improving the spacing for my playing hand as well as making my fretting hand more comfortable.

On top of that, I can't detect any difference in tone. Job done.



Amadget Guitar Bridge Pins 6pcs Brass Endpin for Acoustic Guitar With Guitar Bridge Pin Puller Review:


Mine arrived quickly. The collar (widest point of taper) measures 5.00 mm and is a perfect fit for my Ibanez ae245jr. Be sure to measure your originals to make sure they will fit without having to turn the pins down or ream out your bridge.
These pins do change the tone of my guitar making it somewhat richer and allowing a bit more attack before it becomes twangy. The pins are dramatically heavier at 4.1g each, compared to 0.86g for a popular branded turquoise pin, or 0.41g for the cheaper grade plastic that came with my guitar. Whether you like the change or not will depend on your ear, your guitar, and your playing style. Fortunately it is a cheap experiment!



Dreamtop Set of 9 Understring Radius Gauge Luthier Tools for Guitar and Bass Setup Review:


If you are lowering or raising your action on a non-Tune-o-matic bridge, you need these to ensure your radius is right. especially if you didn't think to count turns and ensure they were consistent across saddles. Slip under the strings at the pickup end of the fretboard (in case you have a compound radius like I do) and hold up to a window or lamp to see if any light comes through under it. If not, you have the correct one. I placed the tool on top of the strings right ahead of the saddles and lowered and raised them until I got a consistent buzz across the 6 of them. I don't know if this is the right way, but it worked. It's very obvious if the string is being deadened or ringing out instead of buzzing.

They're pretty bendable, so be aware of that. They're also kind of hard to store because they get caught on one another. I put them in sequence and tied a twist-tie through the holes at the top of the handles. This has worked out okay.



9 Understring Radius Gauge Luthier Tools 32 Blades Feeler Gauge Dual Marked Metric and Imperial Gap Measuring Tool for Guitar and Bass Setup (Set 1) Review:


I reconditioned a neglected 2001 Fender Stratocaster. Bought a new bridge so therefore had to redo all the saddles and the string height. I bought this kit and I'm glad I did. It literally took me less than 10 minutes to set up the bridge and the string heights to specs. This little kit is well worth the price.



ammoon Standard Maple Bridge Replacement Part for 3/4 Size Double Bass Adjustable Upright Bass Bridge Review:


I was happy with the quality of this bridge - the wood was straight and defect-free. I fitted the feet to the top of my bass, then cut the arc of the top for the desired string height and sanded to the correct thickness at the edge. It worked well until I raised the adjusters and tightened the strings back to full tension. The threaded inserts in the feet for the adjusters are pressed into holes that are drilled all the way to the bottom of the feet, so when I had full tension on the strings the E side insert slipped down in the hole and that side of the bridge dropped back down to the lowest height. I decided to cut and glue in a piece of 3/8" dowel (the holes are 10mm, so 3/8" was the closest common size in the US) in the foot below the insert. This holds the adjuster at full height and keeps it from sliding down under tension. I think the design would be better if the hole was only drilled to the depth of the adjuster, so that it rested on the wood of the foot and did not rely on tension to hold it in place.



Activists Guitar Luthier Tools 9 Understring Radius Gauge Luthier Tools, 32 Blades Feeler Gauge Dual,1 String Action Gauge Ruler, 2 Fingerboard Guards and 1 Grinding Stone Review:


I bought this because I needed some under-string radius gauges for the setup of a new guitar I was building. I figured these were cheap enough to risk... I'm glad I did. I whipped out my trusty calipers and did some measuring on the feelers... they are accurate. I put the radius gauges on some different necks and they matched as they should. There really isn't much I can say other than that they do the job and do it well.