Hipshot bridge for Gibson's

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Hipshot bridge for Gibson's

Postby BluesBassPlayer » Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:20 pm

http://www.hipshotproducts.com/cart.php ... ail&p=264#

Anyone use or know about this replacement for the 3 point Gibson bridge?

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Re: Hipshot bridge for Gibson's

Postby BluesBassPlayer » Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:31 pm

OK I'll answer my own question. Decided to get one and try it out. Installation was simple. Not hearing a major difference in tone, but the physical set up is great. Now the individual strings can be raised or lowered to match the radius. Intonation is easily set. String spacing is also easy, now the strings can be centered over the pole pieces or equidistant to eachother. Your choice. It weighs a bit more than the standard bridge. When changing strings, the barrels will not fall out as they do on the stock bridge. And the number one reason to get a HipShot gibbie bridge, now the string wrap doesn't rest or intrude onto the barrels.

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Re: Hipshot bridge for Gibson's

Postby GonzoBass » Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:02 am

I like it.
Thanks for the info!

I see the pair of saddle height adjustment screws,
and I take it the third (single) screw somehow helps to lock the string spacing,
but how's that work?

Are the barrels threaded
(spin to adjust L&R)
or maybe they're loose and just slide?
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Re: Hipshot bridge for Gibson's

Postby BluesBassPlayer » Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:55 am

Gonzo

You is correct.

The third set screw clamps down the barrel, which slides into place, string sits in a groove.

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Re: Hipshot bridge for Gibson's

Postby GonzoBass » Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:51 am

Thanks Jimi!

There's a black one on eBay right now if anyones looking for one-
HERE

...but it looks like it comes with 4 mounting screws?

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Steinberger XP2 Workhorse (DB Bridge)
Steinberger XP2 (B-E-A-D)
Steinberger XP2A (Back Up)
Wilkat GonzoBass #001
Fender Deluxe 24 Fret Jazz
EBMM Stingray Natural/Maple
Xavier Custom 6 String
Ibanez AEB10K Acoustic
Dean Rhapsody 8 String
Carvin BK2A Fretless
Gibson EB3 (Project)
Epiphone Newport EBS
Synsonic Half Scale
Fender Mandolin
A couple Flea Ukuleles
and a few guitars...

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GK MB112 combo
Medium-
GK MB500
GK 2x10 Neo
Large-
GK 1001 Mark II 2x10 combo
GK 1x15 RBS

Effects:
Line 6 Bass POD XT Live
BBE 462 Sonic Maximizer

Re: Hipshot bridge for Gibson's

Postby doombass » Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:20 am

They include two sets of mounting screws. I believe one pair is metric to fit Epiphone? I installed one on my white Bicentennial T'bird. I don't hear much tonal difference either. Perhaps slightly punchier attack but it is subtle:

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Re: Hipshot bridge for Gibson's

Postby Laredo » Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:32 am

Been wanting to try one.................Always wondered if they would work well? [smilie=coz.gif] Thanks for the info, looks like the Hipshot may live up to the hype! [smilie=icon_biggrin.gif]
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