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Reviews for Gotoh 4 String Bass Bridge
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9 Stars
Gotoh 4 String Bass Bridge (BB0008)
19mm (.750") string spacing. 57mm outside string spacing (2.25").

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Good all around bridge. Simple design and solidly built. Good plating on it. Plenty of adjustment range on the saddles.

It would be nice to have some lateral adjustment, but I'm not sure how much I would really use it.
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I purchased this bridge for replacement on a Mexican Fender Jazz bass. It's a very solid bridge, with five mounting screw holes allowing direct replacement on the Fender Standard basses. In comparison to the stock Fender Standard bass bridge, the Gotoh has a thicker base plate and larger bridge saddle barrels, making the lowest string adjustment higher then the stock Fender. I had to put the stock Fender bridge saddles on the Gotoh Bridge base, to achieve decent string height and action. I purchased the Gotoh for three main reasons: 1) itís a direct replacement, so I didnít have to drill new screw holes in my bass; 2) the Gotoh bridge base plate has grooves for the bridge saddles to ride back and forth in, restricting sideways movement. On the stock fender bridge with the smooth base plate, the saddles tend to move sideways when playing aggressively (slapping and popping). This sideways movement wiggles the bridge height adjustment screws, and along with the tension of the string forcing the saddles down, the bridge saddles lower. Therefore, the Gotoh Bridge base plate, with the bridge saddle grooves/guides, requires much less action maintenance; 3) The Gotoh Bridge is very aesthetically pleasing, a very good looking solid bridge that enhances the appearance of the bassís overall look.

So there you have it, I think itís a great bridge! Pros: A direct replacement, very solid, aesthetically pleasing, functional, low maintenance bridge. Cons: Increases overall minimum adjustable string heights, requiring possible neck heal shimming, or neck pitch adjustment. As I said, I took care of this problem by using the stock bridge saddles (which are smaller) along with Gotoh bridge base.
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A drop-in replacement for the standard Fender bridge. It is certainly a far sturdier bridge than the bent-plate stock bridge, and is very pleasing to the eye. No need to file the saddles or drill any holes into the bass. A few turns of the phillips screwdriver and its done. In reference to a previous reviewer, it is true that the barrel-saddles are larger than the stock fenders and also true that you have less adjustability for the lowest possible action. However, upon encountering this slight difference on my fretless (which does require a lower action), I simply adjusted the truss rod, the result being a low enough action to satisfy any serious player. This was not an issue on my fretted J-bass, on which I installed a Hipshort Vintage, but the solid thump inherent to the Gotoh is more pronounced. Incidentally, for those who are not slappers, the original Fender Vintage bridge with the knurled saddles is a quite satisfactory replacement, as is the brass-saddled Wilkenson.
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I bought one of these for a DIY custom P/J bass. I wanted a little more mass for sustain than the original Fender style bridge. This bridge is simple, bolted right in and set up was done easily. The chrome is nice and thick. As mentioned by another reviewer, the saddles are a little larger than Fender style. For my bass, there was plenty of room to lower the strings.

The saddles have been solid for me - no buzzing or rattles. I do not play slap/funk so another reviewer might rate it differently.
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I ordered two of these for basses I'm building / customizing.

The saddles are a bit large. This effects the action and how low you can go.

The 201 is well worth the money spent on it. I suggest using the same screws from the old stock bridge. These screws were slightly thinner than the jazz's stock screws.
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This bridge is outstanding. Nice, thick and sturdy. Others are saying that the saddles are too big but I was able to obtain low action with no problem. I also detuned to BEAD instead of the standard EADG. I would recommend this bridge over the Leo Quan because it's a direct fit and the saddles and bridge platform are sloted to prevent any lateral movement. The only thing negative is that the mounting screws were too small for the pre existing holes. I had to use the screws from my stock bridge.
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I just installed this on my MIM Jazz Bass. Very sturdy, good looking, perfect fit.

Much better than the original.
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Just got this bridge. I've put it on my Fender Jazz Bass. And right away - there's a sustain increment; which I like (some might not like that) and obvious tone and sound uplift. Amazing job!
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The Gotoh 201C is an inexpensive, solid replacement bridge. I swapped out the bridge on my Squier '77 jazz and noticed the difference immediately and markedly: better tone, nice snap to the notes, a little better sustain, too. The switch was very simple. I then adjusted the barrels and truss rod to get the action down; later on I shimmed the neck (quite an easy operation) and now the bass is all but perfect.
Great bridge, very handsome--and again, quite inexpensive. A very good value.
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Got this bridge in black. The color was spot on with the rest of my complete black Squire P-Bass. It is a project bass. As said above with some adjustments (shims, truss rod) the action is just about where i would normally play.
The sound quality for the price is amazing. Notes dont pop, they reach out and smack you. Playing aggressive thrash and death metal takes its toll on any bass, but i believe this bridge can take it. I have and would again play out knowing that this bass will not let me down. A big part of that is the GOTOH 201. Great product guys. Wish they were all this good for the money
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I had the same trouble with the string height,I used the saddles from the stock bridge to bring the string's down. The bridge is a nice product and my pick for replacement.I think if gotoh would change the saddles for the player's that like the string's closer to the neck it would be a run away. I love the product. Tim marshall nashville tn.
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The gotoh bridge is the way to go. Everybody was talking about the b. a. bridge, in my eye it looked like a latch for a old trunk. The gotoh is a nice look. The sound quality is very clean. The sustain hangs on, what a deal you won't be sorry. This is my second gotoh, this one is on my jazz bass. tim marshall, nashville tn.

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