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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (jdogric12) » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:48 am

Bump, since I just got my old S/8 I owned in the 90s back. Kevin, if I may take this project over for you please let me know. (Selfish... I wants one of these bridges!) Thanks! J
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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (Ashgray) » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:05 am

Still very much interested here, if you manage to get the saddles done.

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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (teeder) » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:31 am

Let's get an accurate count on how many are wanted and I'll check with the tool shop to see how busy they are.

Anyone remember if any design changes were needed?
I know the set-screw was too big. Anything else?

BTW, I have an idea that I'm working on for a palm mute also. If I can get that worked out, I may send a few out for trial runs.
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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (kennyhowes) » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:44 am

Count me in.
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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (teeder) » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:55 am

Kevin, if I may take this project over for you please let me know. (Selfish... I wants one of these bridges!) Thanks! J


I may take you up on this.
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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (berth) » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:34 pm

I have a bridge. Having spare saddles never hurts.
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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (jdogric12) » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:00 am

Cool - I've got info from Kevin and am beginning to try to identify someone to make them. Suggestions via pm are welcome.
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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (JerryJ) » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:31 pm

Please count me in for one too - I will prepay if needed:
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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (Ashgray) » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:41 pm

I don't mind pre-paying either.

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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (jdogric12) » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:25 pm

Hey gang - I have info... looking like if we get about 10-15 made, they will be $200-250 each. Who's still in? These may be a little more than the last run, but I've heard the plating on those was not great, so these will be made by a different manufacturer, and plated by a different plater. Please pm me if you want to pledge a pre-order. Thanks! J
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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (aceonbass) » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:02 pm

Remember...If you're stringing your 8 stringers with the octave first, you'll need to have a couple of the saddles made offset, or wider with it's companion saddle narrower. I can't remember which saddles now, but I detailed it much earlier in the thread. If you don't have this done, you won't be able to center some of the strings properly.
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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (kennyhowes) » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:07 am

jdogric12 wrote:Hey gang - I have info... looking like if we get about 10-15 made, they will be $200-250 each. Who's still in? These may be a little more than the last run, but I've heard the plating on those was not great, so these will be made by a different manufacturer, and plated by a different plater. Please pm me if you want to pledge a pre-order. Thanks! J

Is this the entire assembly, with saddles and springs and everything?
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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (jdogric12) » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:45 am

aceonbass wrote:Remember...If you're stringing your 8 stringers with the octave first, you'll need to have a couple of the saddles made offset, or wider with it's companion saddle narrower. I can't remember which saddles now, but I detailed it much earlier in the thread. If you don't have this done, you won't be able to center some of the strings properly.



Here it is Dane!


aceonbass wrote:Because these 8 saddle bridges essentially split the stock saddles in half, then relocate the saddle foot to the middle of those saddles, the fundamental E and A string saddles will need to be slotted almost on the edge between them and their corresponding octave string. Ideally, the saddles for the E and A fundamental strings should be wider than their corresponding octave strings. I know this because I set up two of these bridges from the original batch for customers. As I remember, these bridges also used larger diameter height adjusting Allen screws, which means their pockets in the tailpiece will need to be enlarged.



Gonna find out answers to all these questions. Thanks for your input and "pre-orders," guys! Need a few more though to make this happen at the price I've quoted. At the current "pre-order" level, the cost will be almost double! Eek!!! :shock:


Kenny - it is the assembly and saddles. I'll find out if springs are included. I assume those are easy and cheap to source if not.
Dane, I'll find out about the offset saddle thing, and the height adjustment/seating screws being wider in diameter. I see your points, makes sense. Did anyone in the first run have issues with these and care to share their thoughts?
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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (kennyhowes) » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:14 am

Cool! I’m in, pending employment and funds. What do you think the turnaround is?
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Re: 8 String Bass Bridges with 8 Saddles

Postby (teeder) » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:19 am

I'll find out if springs are included. I assume those are easy and cheap to source if not.


I'm sending some springs in the care-package of left-over parts to you, Jason.
They will need to be cut down to proper length.
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