Hipshot Hardtail Bridge

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Finely crafted bridge for non-tremolo solidbodies!

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Hipshot Hardtail Bridge Chrome

Chrome

Item # 3550
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$75.90

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Hipshot Hardtail Bridge Black

Black

Item # 3550-B
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$75.90

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Hipshot Hardtail Bridge Gold

Gold

Item # 3550-G
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$100.14

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Product Details

Finely crafted bridge for non-tremolo solidbodies!

Machined from solid brass, polished and plated, this is among the most finely crafted bridges available for non-tremolo solidbody guitars with through-body string mounting. The forged steel adjustable saddles have 2-1/16" string spread. Screws and allen adjustment wrench are included.

Mounting screw spacing is 1-3/4", and the baseplate is 1/8" thick. Dimensions are 2-27/32" x 1-7/16".

Positioning the bridge
Find bridge placement for any scale with our free online tool fret position calculator.


    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 3550
    • 0.280
    • 3550-B
    • 0.293
    • 3550-G
    • 0.280

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high quality

By liron cohen from israel
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 15, 2014


A very good quality bridge.

Hipshot Hardtail Bridge

By bobo from Jagodina,Serbia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, December 22, 2013


I like this kind of bridges ,their simplicity and design is why I purchased one.BUT the paint on black ones is not conductive,so I had to work on that to establish a proper grounding....but that wasn't much of a problem.

Placement for Intonation

By M.Adkins from Petoskey, MI USA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, December 17, 2013


First, I love the bridge. It looks great and has great tone. The only issue I encountered is placement. The specs say the mounting holes should be 26.125 inches from the bridge side of the nut for a 22 fret 25.5 scale. For my custom build (22 fret 25.5 scale), the mounting holes were made 26.158 inches from the bridge side of the nut, but that was still too close. I replaced the saddles with Graph Tech Ghost piezo saddles, which are the same length as the stock saddles, but to get the guitar to intonate properly, the saddles are pulled all the way to the back of the bridge, with no further adjustment possible. It intonated properly and tunes and plays great, but it still bugs me. For those that are replacing a bridge on an already constructed guitar, you'll have to go with the existing string through holes. For custom builds, you may want to plan on the mounting holes being 26.4" from the bridge side of the nut and plan your string through holes for that location. It's my own fault at then end of the day. When doing my own calcs on placement, I originally determined 26.4 inches, but with this being my first build I decided to go with the 26.125 calcs as I thought maybe they knew something I didn't. I'll be going by my own calcs from now on.

Amazing bridge, through and through. Just one problem, though...

By Shahid Mehkri from Bangalore, India
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 27, 2013


The bridge in itself was amazing value for the money, with extremely well crafted saddles and base, made of splendid metal. Weighed quite a bit for its size, which makes for amazing sustain. BUT...for some reason, the bridge came without an Allen key to adjust the height of the saddles, which made fine adjustment a nightmare. And that's all that kept me from giving it five stars!

pro stuff

By robertmaster from Hungary, EU
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, February 04, 2013


Very high quality. Space is narrower than Fender bridge, perfect.

Hipshot Hardtail Bridge

By Natalya Lepskaya from Russia
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 23, 2012


Excellent quality! Often install on my isntruments.
The wish, add to the catalog bridge for 7 strings.

Best Bridge that money can buy - period

By hufschmid from Montreux
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 22, 2012


I've been using these bridges for many years, it just does not get any better than a Hipshot bridge - period

Good Bridge but Not Perfect

By johnnypk from Perry Hall,MD
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 09, 2012


This is a very good quality bridge. Easy to disassemble for install with enough screw lengh for proper intonation. BUT it has one problem I didnt realize until I played my guitar, the saddles have very sharp corners. This is only a problem for the outer most saddles (low/high E strings). If you palm mute your strings like I love to do, these sharp corners will imediately be felt. It's an easy fix with a small file and some fine grit sandpaper. But I can't help wonder why Hipshot hasn't fixed this problem during production...they should.

Very durable

By Jurwt from The Netherlands
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, November 03, 2011


Build like a tank, solid and heavy. Perfect for string through guitar projects. Chrome plating looks nice and durable.

Hipshot, simply the best!

By hufschmid from Montreux
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, August 06, 2011


Everybody knows that Hufschmid Guitars enjoys Hipshot products. That's because they offer the best hardware out there!

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