You can also get stainless steel inserts as an add on.. All screws and springs are stainless steel. I think the Hipshot A is the best engineered one I've tried so far but it is big and quite heavy. I was taking a look on the Sims site, but couldn't find my way to any kind of accessories listings for sale?! 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. Schaller 3D I like a lot, I just put one on my JV Precision, very comfy for palm muting and easy to adjust. 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? As Mike Tobias says; "The notes seem to jump off the fretboard." So so pleased with it over the standard Fender plate..which I've always disliked. To my point,kickass for me, if it nails the badass vibe, Just waiting for Bass Direct to get them in stock, will report back Nov 25, 2009 Anacortes Wa. $44.99 + $6.00 shipping . [/quote] 5.0 average based on 1 product rating. TalkBass utilizes technology from Skimlinks that may give us a small affiliate commission on purchases made via links on our site. Quote; Share this post. 5 Stars, 1 product rating 1. Powered by Invision Community. The saddles run in channels to remove any unwanted side to side movement and are individually intonatable and height adjustable. The saddles run in channels to remove any unwanted side to side movement and are individually intonatable and height adjustable. 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. We worked hard to ensure that the KickAss™ possesses the soul of … Just waiting for Bass Direct to get them in stock, will report back Copyright © All the good names are taken ltd. It's a bold hunk of metal, though, but I suppose that's part of the attraction for most. By Thoughts when comparing them all? I will keep the old bridge and sell the bass with it as completely original with no holes drilled. Thank you for your support! Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User. The A style bridge mostly comes on higher spec basses I had a custom acg and another custom bass with the A style fitted it looked more classy than the B style if that bothers you. I'm primarily a fingerstyle player who often plays Palm-muted. Seems like a no brainer?! This was on Sunday. It top loads or string thru the body and it is a very nice piece of kit. Clear editor. Link to post Share on other sites. The tuners need 2 friction screws (on order) and the CS pickups sound good thru a Glockekland Pre. Turned out, they hadn't sent them, because they never had 'em in the first place. It has a larger plate surface area ( slightly) on the bass but lines up at the front of the old bridge perfectly. They spent years plus countless versions ensuring that this 'tribute' would possess the soul of the original without being a copy. Si, A Gotoh 201 is good...not that I have one for sale or owt . I bought a Hipshot direct Fender fit for J5 in brass/chrome finish. Decent price and not a giant block like the BA bridge. Gold Supporters see zero ads! [/quote] [quote name='Sibob' timestamp='1473285425' post='3128798'] Display as a link instead, × Lovingly dedicated to the granddaddy of high mass bridges, Hipshot is proud to offer the KickAss 4 String Bass Bridge. 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? 4. Can I damage my cab by playing too loud too low. Also not weird seeing them on a Fender. Never liked badasses on a P bass though, dont work IMO Details about NEW Hipshot Kickass High Mass Bass BRIDGE for Badass Bass Guitar Black 5K400B. You can also get stainless steel inserts as an add on.. All screws and springs are stainless steel. Si Pros/cons etc? Only problem was their system stops at that point. May 24, 2016 #4.   Your link has been automatically embedded. We made the KickAss in the model of the Leo Quan BadAss II bridge with a twist.. The Hipshot KickAss Bridge is an excellent high mass alternative to the LQ BA II. A Great Bridge, but let down by faulty grub screws that jam up in their threads. Will deffo be trying one of these kickass bridges on my 83 tokai fretless jazz, as I love what these bridges do to a jazz, they just work.   Pasted as rich text. Upload or insert images from URL. I think I'm edging towards giving the Kickass a try, it seems nice and smooth (no spikey bits for palm muting), and very adjustable, moreso than the otherwise very well thought of Badass. I was able to get my bass to play light as a feather within minutes, and it sounds and looks absolutely brilliant. 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. Sims has this in stock as he ordered spares when I ordered mine. Thoughts when comparing them all? A week later, they were reduced to looking through piles of Post Office receipts (you know, those with the impossible to read tiny text...) to see if they had sent them. You only need 2 new holes - the centre one fits existing hole! 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. Cheers Thus, those parts could be cast. 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?! Copyright © All the good names are taken ltd. These saddles will work with the Badass II bridge and the Hipshot Kickass bridge. Dimensions Instructions At first blush, the KickAss™ might seem like a simple, heartfelt tribute to Leo Quan’s BadAssII®. It seems rock solid as well..the adjustment is the same...and I believe the saddles sit a tad lower which is all good. NEW Fender High Mass Bass BRIDGE Badass Style Guitar Parts Chrome 099-4407-000. Paste as plain text instead, × Si. 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.