Hipshot, B style Bridges, Fender Ultralight, Brass, Aluminium, Chrome, Gold, Bridges:: Basses and Guitars Accessories at Bass Direct: Warwick, uk, eu, usa for sale

 

 

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4 string, Chrome/Aluminium,19mm, £70.00

4 string, Chrome/Aluminium, 19mm Fender fit,  £70.00

4 string, Chrome/Brass,19mm £75.00

4 string, Black/Aluminium,19mm  £75.00

4 string, Black/Brass, 19mm, £80.00

4 string, Gold/Brass, 19mm, £85.00


5 string, Chrome/Aluminium,18mm, £75.00

5 string, Chrome/Aluminium,19mm, £75.00

5 string, Chrome Brass,19mm, £85.00

5 string, Black/Brass,19mm, £90.00


6 string, Aluminium, Black,19mm, £99.00


UK orders will have £4 shipping added

For orders outside the UK please add £6 shipping


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


B Style Bass Bridges

The B Style Bass Bridge offers the best of two worlds: the classic look and feel of vintage barrel saddle designs coupled with premium materials and the precision craftsmanship you’ve come to expect from Hipshot. Machined from solid brass or aluminium, the base plate features side walls that prevent slipping and buzzing in the face of even the most rigorous thumping. Have confidence knowing that your bridge can handle whatever you dish out.  


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

  2. Durable and precise hex-head height adjustment screws are less susceptible to stripping than traditional slotted designs

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

  4. Available in durable chrome, black, or gold finishes

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




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.


 

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