#1
Anyone know of basses that come equipped?

I have a p-bass i'm not adverse to cutting up to install one, but i'd rather not.

I know about the old BC Rich's and the Washburn Bantam, but neither are readily available.

I'm also partial to short or medium scale basses, would it be possible to install one on a Mustang or similar bass?

Reason being, i'm in a band where I play a Cliff Burton-type style, I do a lot of trading solos and harmonies with the guitars, in addition to riffing in the lower registers to free up the guitars. I'd like to be able to take the soloing to the next level.

The other idea is a Bass VI, but they aren't quite the same timbre.
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#2
Yeah, you need to look for one with a Kahler bass trem installed. Kahler makes 4-8 string bass trems, forward and rearward saddle (you need to see it). https://www.kahlerusa.com/tremolos-bridges-bass or http://www.wammiworld.com/b7410.php

Hipshot also makes them in 4 or 5-string versions.

They're relatively rare, so it's a bit unusual to find basses with them already installed. They *are* out there, however.
#3
Quote by dspellman
Yeah, you need to look for one with a Kahler bass trem installed. Kahler makes 4-8 string bass trems, forward and rearward saddle (you need to see it). https://www.kahlerusa.com/tremolos-bridges-bass or http://www.wammiworld.com/b7410.php

Hipshot also makes them in 4 or 5-string versions.

They're relatively rare, so it's a bit unusual to find basses with them already installed. They *are* out there, however.



Yeah i'm kind of leaning towards finding a used Mustang and having a Kahler put on it though.

I'm just not sure exactly how well it would work on a short scale.
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#4
Don't see why it would work any differently on a short scale, but Im no expert either.
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#5
Quote by Vampire_State
Yeah i'm kind of leaning towards finding a used Mustang and having a Kahler put on it though.

I'm just not sure exactly how well it would work on a short scale.


The Kahler is the way to go for a bass tremolo bridge. It has been around a lot longer than the Hipshot, it is a more substantial bridge, and no less an authority than Victor Wooten uses one. The scale length will not make a difference, but make sure that when you install it, you position it properly so that the bridge saddles line up with the proper scale length.
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