Repainted and upgraded a cheaper Squire including a Hipshot kickass and I love it. Well made, attractive and thoughtful design. No modification needed on this bass. They even included a few shorter springs and screws in for more intonation adjustment.
I use hipshot tuners, string through bridges, kick ass bridges and D-Tuners just about every bass I mod and they’re all great.
This thing is amazing. I replaced a standard bridge on a fender and it made a huge difference. I can feel every note in my body when I play. Turned a somewhat likable bass into a great instrument.
Nice bridge! It did not fit the Ibanez SR series bass because of the saddle height is not enough. I solved the problem by making custom inserts.
Hipshot Kickass 5 on my Squier Vintage Modified Jazz V...much improved sustain and tone!