Hipshot KickAss 5 String Bass Bridge

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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.
$84.00 - $126.00
$84.00 - $126.00

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KickAss™ 5 String 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.

    The KickAss™ features the following.
  • Our unique saddle design features pre notched inserts (no filing required). These inserts allow you to easily adjust your string spacing from a narrow 2.62mm (.656) to a wide 3.04mm (.750) and anywhere in between!
  • The KickAss™ mounts on a typical 6 hole bass configuration and features recessed string ball holes for a sleeker, sexier look.
  • Comes standard with brass saddle inserts which emphasize the fundamental tone and give your bass a mellow sound. Extra Saddle inserts can be found here.
  • Stainless steel saddle inserts are available. Stainless Steel emphasizes the harmonic overtone series and gives your bass a brighter sound.
  • Additional saddle sets can be found here.

    The 5 String Bridge has two mounting style options to chose from:
  • Mounting Style 1: Retrofits the original BadAss® hole pattern.
  • Mounting Style 2: Retrofits the 5 string Squier bass hole pattern.
Dimensional Drawing: Mounting Style 1
Dimensional Drawing: Mounting Style 2
Setup Instructions

BadAss® is a trademark product of Leo Quan. Hipshot is in no way affiliated with Leo Quan.

Question: Where Can I Buy a Hipshot KickAss 5 String Bass Bridge?

Answer: You can buy this from Best Bass Gear by Calling 877-839-3531 or Emailing us at sales@bestbassgear.com or chatting with our Bass Techs

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By Graden
 
The design of this bass bridge, i.e. with the brass insert saddles, is such that the resulting tone resembles not a Badass II bridge but rather Geddy Lee's Wal bass, which he used from 1985 to 1991. I installed it on an SX Ursa 1 bass (Precision Bass copy), and now it sounds like anything but a P-Bass. It took me two months to figure out what this tone wanted to be. I knew that for some reason I kept playing Rush's "Show Don't Tell" (1989) on it. Well, today I messed around with other Geddy Lee Wal bass songs, such as "Force Ten," "Time Stand Still," "Open Secrets," and others from the late '80s. Bingo! Sounded great, and yet I wonder why the Hipshot R&D team opted for such a tone. Was it deliberate or rather an accident that the Kickass came out sounding like a Wal bridge?

I imagine that with a PJ pickup configuration, my SX with the Hipshot would sound even more like a Wal. Might be worth the experiment to find out.