Now here is one very smart bass bridge design by Ray Ross™ which uses a saddle-less construction to streamline the string’s path.
“So rather than utilizing a traditional saddle to provide a string break, the Ray Ross™ features a tone pin that keeps the string completely straight from the bridge to the nut. This removes the “kink” from the string when it is tensioned over the saddle, providing increased vibrational energy through the strings and into the body of the instrument,” a press release explains. “This feature allows maximum transference to the instrument so you can get the most of the bass itself, not solely the colour of the bridge. Comprised of solid brass, the residual tone you do get from the bridge is articulate, resonant, and full-bodied.”
The bridge obviously allows for adjusting string height with a later action adjustment wheel that raises and lowers the tone pin, while a second lateral adjustment wheel lets you adjust for intonation. It can be installed on many basses with seven screw holes to choose from including the spacing of Fender’s 5-hole design.
We wonder if any of the major bass guitar manufacturers will utilize this new bridge design in their models as it is definitely a different take on a long time bass bridge tradition.
Ray Ross Bass Bridge Features:
Tone Pins Hold Strings
Lateral Adjustment Wheels for String Height and Intonation
For More Info: https://rayrossbass.com/