Babicz FCH 4 String Bass Bridge BK

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Bridge for 4-String Bass

  • 5-Point mounting
  • Improved sustain and response
  • Distance / Spacing E to G: 57 mm
  • Saddle housing lock @Includes all necessary screws and instruction manual
  • Material: Aluminium
  • Colour: Black
available since November 2011
Item number 270498
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Colour Black
Design Bass Bridge
Amount Of Strings 4
£110
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OK, but room for improvement
Anonymous 06.06.2016
There will be very subtle differences in tone between this bridge and whatever you have now unless your current bridge is terrible.

Plus: This bridge looks bling - fitting one screams "pimped bass". The main reason I bought a Babicz is that there are no grub screws to stick into your hand when you are playing / damping down at the bridge. (I could have achieved this with my old bridge by filing down the blunt ends of the grub screws.) The cam action string height setting is a breeze. On my Yamaha BB414 I could fit this bridge without any drilling - the BB414 factory bridge shares the same drill pattern and placement as the Babicz - which is the same as the Fenders, I believe. The string spacing is also perfect for my BB414.

Minus: My Yamaha's earth wire contact is off to the side between the D & G strings. This bridge is made from anodised aluminium and has a contact area on the back in the middle. To make earth contact in any other place you will need to get rid of the anodising at the contact point. I used a milling machine to skim off a 0.1mm deep patch between D & G. A file / sandpaper could be used instead - messier. This bridge is no good for through-hole basses like the Yamaha BB424. They need to supply several different lengths of spring, not just 2 short-ish and 2 long-ish.
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Improve playability and sound in one easy upgrade
Anonymous 08.06.2016
I decided that I needed to start a project with my Squier Standard Precision bass and the Babicz bridge was one of the first components I chose to replace.

Here's the rub - it slots straight in as a direct replacement. A very easy DIY upgrade for most Fenderesque Jazz/Precision basses (do check before buying).

What do you get? Well, a far punchier tone, much broader scale of adjustment and a serious look.

This bridge is not cheap for what it is, but it is very well crafted. It will last a long time. It's fairly light, also. Far lighter than the bridge it replaced, anyway. It feels like a high quality product.

Adjusting the intonation is a bit of a faf, but that's the only minor bad point I can think off. The action adjustment is a experience to behold. It's lovely. Over-engineered, but I like that in a 'thing'. I might sound a little geeky, but the smoothness of the saddle hight adjustment is something I could play with for hours. It all adjusts with tiny allen keys.

If you want to give your bass a cool look, better sound and the feel of a far more expensive bass, I would definitely recommend this product.
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Well engineered Bass Bridge
Paul P. 657 13.03.2014
I removed the standard bridge from my Fretless bass and replaced it with the Babicz Bass Bridge.

This bridge is a lovely piece of hardware. It comes with fitting instructions an allen key and screws. Very easy to fit, it's literally just a case of remove and replace. The 5 screw holes align perfectly.
The Cam adjustment design provides precision adjustment for string height, and the intonation can adjusted and locked in place.
The Bridge is already set up in a generic fashion, so you could play immediately, if bridge adjustment and intonation is not your thing.
When I'd restrung the bass and made the necessary adjustments to my playing style and preference. I found that the solid build of the bridge and its direct contact on the bass body, made the tone and resonance of the bass so much warmer. Each note now has so much more sustain. It looks really cool too.
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Best Aerodyne Jazz Bass bridge replacement ever!
Kaqalko 08.02.2019
I had this bridge in my previous bass guitar, Gibson EB 2013. I was very happy with it so I decided to use it to upgrade my Aerodyne Jazz Bass from 2017. Now the sustain is much better, same with attack. Finally I can palm mute comfortably when playing with pick. Definitely a great upgrade over stock bridge. When you learn how to set it up which might be pretty challenging at first you will find it very intuitive and comfortable. I highly recommend it, you will not be disappointed.
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