[/quote] Gotoh 201 is straight forward and chunky - probably the most cost effective. Also not weird seeing them on a Fender. Sorry to burst your bubble, but the bridge and saddles are cast from zinc, in order to retain the BA's "heritage" according to Hipshot. You can also get stainless steel inserts as an add on.. All screws and springs are stainless steel. Can I damage my cab by playing too loud too low. They apologised, bless them, but said they couldn't be expected to keep their website up-to-date ALL of the time....Really?   Pasted as rich text. May 24, 2016 #2. Used both the hipshot A and B bridges. Seems like a no brainer?! By I have a B-style on my Xotic and its fine, should I go for that, or is something like the Kickass a genuine step up? ... You'll find that you can bring down the gain, treble, midrange, bass and presence on your amp to get a much more dynamic sound from your fingers and better note definition. 5 Stars, 1 product rating 1. You can also get stainless steel inserts as an add on.. All screws and springs are stainless steel. Decent price and not a giant block like the BA bridge. This was on Sunday. Neither of them would show when you put the old bridge back. Copyright © All the good names are taken ltd. × Quote; Share this post. Lovingly dedicated to the granddaddy of high mass bridges, Hipshot is proud to offer the KickAss 4 String Bass Bridge. Like I said earlier, I am no longer impressed. BTW, and on more on topic - just got a Schaller 3D Bridge to replace an old Fender. [quote name='Sibob' timestamp='1473693203' post='3132318'] The Hipshot KickAss Bridge is an excellent high mass alternative to the LQ BA II. We made the KickAss in the model of the Leo Quan BadAss II bridge with a twist.. Thank you for your support! Luckily, the old Fender bridge I was replacing had much better quality grub screws, and they fitted perfectly. Needed some Hipshot Tuners. 5.0 average based on 1 product rating. I should probably also say that it's got to retrofit to a Fender with no extra drilling.....which I don't think the Schaller does?! Their new, updated invoicing system send me an invoice. Powered by Invision Community. Fitted it in minutes and most of that was carefully unwinding the strings from the original. Pros/cons etc? Options are good! [quote name='Sibob' timestamp='1473285425' post='3128798'] Both good bridges. 4. FYI - I emailed Hipshot about this bridge and they stated that the base plate and saddles are not brass or aluminum like their other bridges but zinc. NEW Fender High Mass Bass BRIDGE Badass Style Guitar Parts Chrome 099-4407-000. You can post now and register later. I was able to get my bass to play light as a feather within minutes, and it sounds and looks absolutely brilliant. The tuners need 2 friction screws (on order) and the CS pickups sound good thru a Glockekland Pre. [quote name='Sibob' timestamp='1473423284' post='3130091'] It top loads or string thru the body and it is a very nice piece of kit. Pros/cons etc? It has a larger plate surface area ( slightly) on the bass but lines up at the front of the old bridge perfectly. Just waiting for Bass Direct to get them in stock, will report back Cheers I think the Hipshot A is the best engineered one I've tried so far but it is big and quite heavy.   Your previous content has been restored. It's a bold hunk of metal, though, but I suppose that's part of the attraction for most. I have an old badass I Bought used in 1995 on my 82 Jv squire jazz!! Hipshot KickAss Bass Bridge Chrome, Retrofits 5 Hole Fender 5K400C - NEW. The Hipshot KickAss Bass Bridge is their version of the famous Leo Quan high mass BadAss II bridge and is a direct replacement upgrade for Fender 5 hole mount Precision or Jazz style bass bridges. These saddles will work with the Badass II bridge and the Hipshot Kickass bridge. 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, KickAss™ Bass Bridge > Store > Hipshot Products, http://www.hipshotproducts.com/files/all/kickass_setup_instructions.pdf, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. Nov 25, 2009 Anacortes Wa. TalkBass utilizes technology from Skimlinks that may give us a small affiliate commission on purchases made via links on our site. Neither of them would show when you put the old bridge back. This means a zinc plate and zinc saddles with solid brass inserts (the part the saddle rests on). Feb 22, 2007 New York. You only need 2 new holes - the centre one fits existing hole! I'm primarily a fingerstyle player who often plays Palm-muted. Finished up getting some from Spain! Hipshot KickAss Bass Bridge - It's not easy to capture the spirit of a former fan favorite while simultaneously creating a product that is exciting all on it's own...but that is exactly what Hipshot endeavored to with their new KickAss Bass Bridge. Had a disappointing episode with Bass Direct recently. Si So they took a BAII design, machined it out of quality material instead of cheap pressure cast pot metal. May 24, 2016 #3. Always has felt and sounded great!!! Si. Clear editor. It seems rock solid as well..the adjustment is the same...and I believe the saddles sit a tad lower which is all good. So so pleased with it over the standard Fender plate..which I've always disliked.   You cannot paste images directly. Si I fitted a Kickass bridge recently as well. Turned out, they hadn't sent them, because they never had 'em in the first place. These bridges are milled and not cast... which is another plus, and the grub screws sit low so they don't tear your hands apart from muting. Si, A Gotoh 201 is good...not that I have one for sale or owt . Si. Cheers I've tried quite a few replacement bridges on Fenders. I was taking a look on the Sims site, but couldn't find my way to any kind of accessories listings for sale?! I will keep the old bridge and sell the bass with it as completely original with no holes drilled. Schaller 3D I like a lot, I just put one on my JV Precision, very comfy for palm muting and easy to adjust. [/quote] He gave me mine the other day...and we went through the order box.. Give him a ring and if Martin answrers, say JT told you he had some in stock. Gold Supporters see zero ads! The old stock Pre was pretty ropey. The Hipshot KickAss Bass Bridge is their version of the famous Leo Quan high mass BadAss II bridge and is a direct replacement upgrade for Fender 5 hole mount Precision or Jazz style bass bridges.