#1
I bought a Fender Standard Jazz about 2 months ago, and the bridge is complete crap. It conastantly detunes itself, and lowers the action on its own. Like the screws are undoing themselves. Anyway, I need a replacement, and am looking for suggestions asto what I should get. Any help is appreciated.
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#2
look for a schaller one http://www.schaller-guitarparts.de/1000.htm you can get them from a lot of shops or ebay.
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#4
word: a bass guitar produces serious vibrations through-out the guitar. this causes screws to loosen themselves. the stock fender bridge works just fine, but does require attention. you must tighten the screws periodically. especially the saddle screws. a new bridge will have the same issues. i check the bridge, neck, saddle, strap, and tuner screws, weekly.
#5
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Leo Quann Badass II


I VERY much second that, I basically never have problems with it and it made my bass sound much much more articulate(i think you could say) in the process
#6
Ya, I read on other forums and such that the BA was the way to go.
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#7
I put the original Badass bridge on my Jazz; involved drilling several holes. Making it just that much more badass indeed!
#8
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word: a bass guitar produces serious vibrations through-out the guitar. this causes screws to loosen themselves. the stock fender bridge works just fine, but does require attention. you must tighten the screws periodically. especially the saddle screws. a new bridge will have the same issues. i check the bridge, neck, saddle, strap, and tuner screws, weekly.

I know what you mean, but the thing is, it happens when I don't play. One time, while I was playing, I noticed that the action on certain strings had sropped to unplayability past certain frets. I raised it back up, but lost interest in playing, so I set it down for about an hour or two. Came back, and it had dropped again.
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#10
The Badass II is the way to go, got one on me p-bass and j-bass, both worked fine, and imo made a drastic improvement to the bass itself. The Badass 1 requires holes i dont think its a fender standard, the Badass II is a fender standard and they have made a Badass III which i think is for American models, but i think i'm well out with that assumption.

Badass II the way forward.
#11
What exactly does a Badass II do to the sound of your bass?
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What exactly does a Badass II do to the sound of your bass?

Well you no longer have to worry about the saddles screwing up with the action on your bass, I haven't had a intonation problem since I put it on about 3 monthes ago, and it sounds much much more cleaner/defined.
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I know what you mean, but the thing is, it happens when I don't play. One time, while I was playing, I noticed that the action on certain strings had sropped to unplayability past certain frets. I raised it back up, but lost interest in playing, so I set it down for about an hour or two. Came back, and it had dropped again.


by the description of you're symptoms, you may have a truss rod issue. has the bass ever been "set-up" by a pro? it may solve you're problems until you can upgrade.


also, check the screws that attach the neck, to the body.
#15
Yeah, i thought that too, and checked it out, but to no avail(sp?). It is the bridge...it's just messed up for some reason, and I can't figure out how.
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#16
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Yeah, i thought that too, and checked it out, but to no avail(sp?). It is the bridge...it's just messed up for some reason, and I can't figure out how.


well if you can't figure it out, increase you're knowledge, or get a pro set-up.
here is a good place to start.

http://www.fender.com/support/setup/basssetup.php
#17
Well, my plan is to take it up to guitar center, and have my friend who works there check it out...he knows his basses pretty well. Nonetheless, I am prolly gonna end up getting a new bridge. Hopefully that is what the problem is.
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#18
If you look on the fender sight you'll see that a decent number of signature Fender Bass's don't use Fender bridges: Geddy doesn't, Marcus Miller doesn't and Frank Bello doesn't. Even Fender markets the Badass Bridge as an upgrade on their standard bridges. I'm going to have to get one....