Hipshot bridge on a Bass 6 body+neck combo

derfinitely

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So I'm currently planning out a custom 30-inch scale baritone guitar project using the Warmoth Bass 6 neck and body. I know which tuners and pickups to get, but I am a little stumped about the bridge.

I'll be omitting the trem cavity and bridge route on the Bass 6 body in favor of a string through configuration with a 6 string Hipshot bridge. There's two variants, one with a floor height of .125 and the other is .175, and I don't know which one to get. If anyone can point me in the right direction, that would be greatly appreciated.
 

amigarobbo

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The usual bass VI sets of strings are built for the traditional longer stringed trem and rocking bridge sort of thing. That maybe one little thing to keep in mind.

That said the Shergold Bass VI with a flat bridge seems to work OK.

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And Newtone Strings say theirs work fine on those https://newtonestrings.com/shop/axion-custom-works-fender-vi-set/
So I dunno really.


 

amigarobbo

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Is that a bass or guitar 6 string bridge?

A six string bass for low B high C bridge would be too wide I would have though.
 

amigarobbo

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Oh, I've just noticed you're talking about a baritone, so a skinny stringed guitar bridge would probably be alright.

Also I found this:

https://www.talkbass.com/threads/shergold-marathon-6-bass-short-scale-custom-build.1380071/

 
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