I'm thinking about buying a Badass II to replace the bridge on my P-bass. I was looking up prices and pictures and I noticed that none of the saddles had any grooves on them. Would I have to file them down myself or are they purposely made that way?
You'll have to get them filed down, yes.
They're purposely made that way you can file them down yourself or get a guitar.... luthier? to do it proffesionally like the box suggests.
Yeah it's so you can choose the string spacing that you want.
The new ones have multi-notched spacing.
Do any 5-string Badass bridges have a strings-thru-body option yet?