I got this bridge to replace the stock bridge on my fender classic series 70s Jazz Bass. The vintage style bridge on it also came with vintage problems -- the saddles would randomly drop with my heavy handed play style, and thus the action and tuning would go out of whack. Unacceptable. I've everything else about the bass so I looked into these. Great choice! I got the brass with gold finish for a flashier look. It feels solid, helps balance the weight of the bass, and looks great. Tonally, I've got sustain for days if I want it, and it's definitely punchy. Most importantly, no worrying about action or intonation issues-- the saddles stay locked in place. Highly recommend.
I received a MIM Fender P-bass, vintage circa 1993/94, as a birthday gift, thereby launching my musical pursuits beyond just listening to great artists and groups. After a great deal of online research, I upgraded the bone-stock bass with the bent steel bridge with one of these brass A Styles. Paired with a set of Rotosound 66 Swing Bass nickle strings, my bass is quite the growler. What a sound!! I can sense the vibrations through the guitar body into my abdomen. A high quality build; more money than off-shore aftermarket bridges but American made. Good on ya, Hipshot!
I put a BRASS A Style on my 2013 USA PBass and the difference was night and day across the board, it made my PBass the instrument is should be. Plus Hipshot is made in America and a real human will take the time to talk to you on the phone if you have questions. AWESOME product, AWESOME customer service. 5 Star all the way.