NBD (new bass day) with added problems

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NBD (new bass day) with added problems

Post by s_mcsleazy » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:55 pm

so. a few months ago my friend bought an epiphone EB 0 bass for some silly low ammount and the first time i seen it, i figured out why it looked funny. it had a 2 point instead of a 3 point bridge. i never got to see a good picture of the bridge. so she messages me last night saying she'll give me the bass for £20. sweet. £20 short scale bass.
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the first thing your eye is drawn to, is that bridge.
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that saddle which is meant to be in the grove wont intonate in there. it's also held on by the tension of the strings and the spacing is super tight. i knew i had seen this bridge before but i couldn't figure out where. luckily for me. my dad posted a picture of him playing his late 60's epiphone rivoli bass on facebook tonight. it hit me. its the same style of bridge as that. there is a few differences though. mainly his rivoli had the divet for the saddle to sit at an angle. i do want to say this bridge rattles like a mofo.

anyone know much about this bridge? any ideas for a cheap replacement?
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Re: NBD (new bass day) with added problems

Post by valley_parade » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:48 am

What's the black thing that's plugging the third hole? If you can get that out I would imagine you should be able to find a replacement 3 point bridge like what came standard on it.

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Re: NBD (new bass day) with added problems

Post by s_mcsleazy » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:13 pm

valley_parade wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:48 am
What's the black thing that's plugging the third hole? If you can get that out I would imagine you should be able to find a replacement 3 point bridge like what came standard on it.
yip. the hole for the 3 point is under there.... i just dont have a traditional 3 point laying around
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Re: NBD (new bass day) with added problems

Post by shadowplay » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:34 pm

I’m going to dad rock you on this Sean. I’d have taken my £20 and made an investment towards a sheet and a duvet cover.

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Re: NBD (new bass day) with added problems

Post by s_mcsleazy » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:24 pm

shadowplay wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:34 pm
I’m going to dad rock you on this Sean. I’d have taken my £20 and made an investment towards a sheet and a duvet cover.

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i have some. they were both in the wash though. normally i have either a blue set of bedding or a grey and white set with hexagons on it..... oh and a moomin set.
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Re: NBD (new bass day) with added problems

Post by shadowplay » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:10 pm

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:24 pm
shadowplay wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:34 pm
I’m going to dad rock you on this Sean. I’d have taken my £20 and made an investment towards a sheet and a duvet cover.

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i have some. they were both in the wash though. normally i have either a blue set of bedding or a grey and white set with hexagons on it..... oh and a moomin set.

Progress! :)

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Re: NBD (new bass day) with added problems

Post by shadowplay » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:24 am

I like that old time rock 'n' roll, don't try to take me to a disco.

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Re: NBD (new bass day) with added problems

Post by Ceylon » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:05 am

I mean, chances are that's an (if incomplete) vintage Gibson or Epiphone bridge you can sell it and raise some money towards a decent 3-point bridge instead.
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