Hipshot, A style Bridges, Fender Ultralight, Brass, Aluminium, Chrome, Gold, Bridges:: Basses and Guitars Accessories at Bass Direct: Warwick, uk, usa, eu, London, Manchester, Birmingham

 

 

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4 string, Chrome/Brass, 19mm, Fender fit - £90.00

4 string, Chrome/Aluminium, 19mm, Fender Fit - £80.00

4 string, Gold/Brass, 19mm, Fender fit - £105.00

4 string, Chrome/Aluminium, 19mm, Fender thru-body -£80.00

4 string, Chrome/Brass, 19mm, Fender thru- body - £90.00


4 string, Black/Brass, 19mm, - £100.00 - OUT OF STOCK

4 string, Black/Aluminium, 19mm, - £90.00

4 string, Chrome/Aluminium, 19mm - £80.00

4 string, Chrome/Aluminium, 18mm - £80.00

4 string, Chrome/Brass, 19mm - £90.00

4 string, Chrome/Brass, 18mm - £90.00

4 string, Gold/Brass, 19mm - £105.00


5 string, Chrome/Brass, 18mm - £100.00

5 string, Chrome/Aluminium, 18mm - £95.00

5 string, Chrome/Brass, 19mm - £100.00

5 string, Chrome/Aluminium, 19mm - £95.00

5 string, Black/Aluminium, 18mm - £105.00

5 string, Black/Aluminium, 19mm - £105.00

5 string, Black/Brass, 18mm - £115.00

5 string, Gold/Brass,18mm, - £125.00

5 string, Chrome/Brass, 17.5mm, - £100.00


6 string, Please contact us to order


A style bass saddle Chrome W/ 1.0" & 1.25" intonation screw and spring £7.50

A style bass saddle Black W/ 1.0" & 1.25" intonation screw and spring     £7.50


UK orders will have £4 shipping added

For orders outside the UK please add £6 shipping (£10 in total)


Please CONTACT US to order any items that are not listed above, turn around is about 4 - 6 weeks.

Tel: 01926 886433



   

 

A Style Bass Bridges

Since its inception in 1999, the Hipshot A Style bass bridge has become the standard bearer for high end instruments and boutique builds. Precision machined from durable top grade brass or aluminium and featuring a fully adjustable groove-locking saddle design, the A Style bridge offers the best in playability and no-buzz tone transference with a sleek, modern look.

  1. Available in Four string in 17mm, 19mm and 20.5mm and Five string in 17, 18 and 18mm

  2. Innovative Micro-Adjust saddle design allows for an additional 1.5mm of side-to-side adjustment for even greater string spacing possibilities

  3. CNC machined from solid brass for a thick and punchy low end or aircraft grade aluminium for airy and brilliant highs

  4. Accommodates both string-thru body and top load bridge designs

  5. Quick load slots make string changes easy and prevent damage to your bass

  6. Available in durable chrome, black, and gold finishes

  7. For a direct Fender® retrofit, we recommend the FM series bridges.

  8. Dimensions available for .656".687".718".750".787", and .822" spacing.

 

Fender® is a registered trademark of FMIC. Hipshot® is not affiliated with FMIC.




Advantages and disadvantages of ALUMINIUM bridges

An advantage of having an aluminium bridge is that you will be heard better in a mix, and this is due to an aluminium bridge having a more “punchy” sound. “Punch” is defined as having more initial amplitude at the beginning of the note, which in other words means a note is louder at the initial moment the sound is produced.

In addition, aluminium bridges are very light in weight, so if you were looking to lighten up your bass guitar, using an aluminium bridge is an easy way to do that.

The disadvantage to aluminium is that notes decay faster, commonly described as “having less sustain”.

Advantages and disadvantages of BRASS bridges

You’ve probably heard many times from many people that brass bridges have great sustain. Do they? Yes, they do. You can get nice long note decays when using a brass bridge, however there are a few tradeoffs to this.

Brass is a dense and heavy metal as it is made of copper and zinc (and possibly a small amount of tin depending on brass type). As such, most of the string vibration stays within the bridge and is not transferred out to the body because of its high mass content. The advantage is that you’ll get great sustain for your notes, but the disadvantage is that your tone won’t have as much punch in a mix.