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Replacement Bridges blow away Leo Quan

Hello everyone. If you've been thinking of upgrading your bass with a Leo Quan, think again. The Naimishbridge will blow the bad a$$ right off the map. These are custom made as a direct replacement for your guitar, no drilling, no filing string grooves in the saddle. Simply remove your old bridge and drop the Naimishbridge in its place.

("Tone sustaining capability of a string is a direct function of the rigidity of its endpoint conections...."C.Leo Fender)
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Re: Replacement Bridges blow away Leo Quan

8/18/2004 8:30 AM

Barry Berger (80) wrote:

Can you make a Black 3-Point Bridge ?



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8/18/2004 6:31 PM

Richard Naimish (3484) wrote:

Hi Barry,

I responded to a previous post on the same topic, you never got back to me. It would help me, and I'm guessing some others here at AB, if you would give us a little info on yourself. That's what the home page space is so generously provided for. Yes I can make a Black 3-Point Bridge. I'll need some specs. If you don't have specs, sit tight, I'm heading out in the next couple of days on a fact finding mission. Please understand I don't have time to waste, so look over my posts and relevant threads on this topic. You should be able to find any and all information you need to make a fully informed decision. I look forward to hearing from you again, and as is usual, takecare.

PEACE: Rick



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Re: Replacement Bridges blow away Leo Quan

8/19/2004 5:24 PM

Barry Berger (80) wrote:

Sorry Rick

I don't have the specs...you can see a picture at www.allparts.com under Bass Bridges,4 Sting...the number is BB_0333-001. It is the Bridge thats on Gibson/Epiphone Thunderbirds. Let me know what the charge is to build a Black one and I'll send you the Gold one to use as a reference!!!

PEACE: Barry



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Re: Replacement Bridges blow away Leo Quan

8/19/2004 7:24 PM

Richard Naimish (3484) wrote:

Hi Barry,

I'm familiar with the Gibson/Epi TBird bridges, A VERY cool Axe by the way, congratulations. An Aluminum 4-string model is $199.00 U.S. a Brass model is twenty bucks more. Check your in box for a private correspondence. Thanks for your interest and take care.

PEACE: Rick

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Re: Replacement Bridges blow away Leo Quan

8/19/2004 5:32 PM

Matt Brown (18525) wrote:

You don't get to set your own string spacing?

Hm, doesn't sound that great to me.

I replaced my fender bridge with a badass and I'm very happy with it - and I know from tone.

mateo.



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Re: Replacement Bridges blow away Leo Quan

8/19/2004 7:15 PM

Richard Naimish (3484) wrote:

I can see where this is heading, but as MY sensei is fond of saying, "It's a good day to die".

By narrowing the two piece saddle assemblies,and using different size shims in between, I can build a bridge with variable string spacing.

I checked out your senseisampler1.

Hm, doesn't sound that great to me.

PEACE: Rick



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Re: Replacement Bridges blow away Leo Quan

8/19/2004 8:08 PM

Bill McGehee (8244) wrote:

Being vindictive is certainly no way to promote your product.





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Re: Replacement Bridges blow away Leo Quan

8/19/2004 8:39 PM

Richard Naimish (3484) wrote:

You're absolutely right. I apologize.

PEACE: Rick



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Re: Replacement Bridges blow away Leo Quan

8/20/2004 5:15 AM

Stephen Smith (32237) wrote:

Low blow. Very cheap.





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Re: Replacement Bridges blow away Leo Quan

8/20/2004 10:40 AM

Matt Brown (18525) wrote:

oh he was just quid pro quo-ing me because I said his bridge spacing problem didn't sound that great.

mateo.





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Re: Replacement Bridges blow away Leo Quan

8/20/2004 10:41 AM

Stephen Smith (32237) wrote:

Yeah, I know, but he got rather personal. He wants analytical thinking, he got it.





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Re: Replacement Bridges blow away Leo Quan

8/20/2004 10:53 AM

Matt Brown (18525) wrote:

haha no worries, takes a lot more than ad hominem to rattle me, dude.

but thanks for getting my back, mang.

mateo.



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8/20/2004 6:42 AM

Liam Ca (12164) wrote:

Matt's going to be serverely p***ed of with you my friend.

Liam :)



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Re: Replacement Bridges blow away Leo Quan

8/20/2004 10:31 AM

Matt Brown (18525) wrote:

har har.

So you vary string spacing with shims? Or you build a custom bridge for each bass?

btw, what graphics package did you model/render the pic of your bridge in?

mateo.



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Re: Replacement Bridges blow away Leo Quan

8/20/2004 10:33 AM

Matt Brown (18525) wrote:

er never mind I see you posted several pics. The first one looks almost like it was rendered in 3dmax.

mateo.



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Re: Replacement Bridges blow away Leo Quan

8/20/2004 2:15 PM

Richard Naimish (3484) wrote:

Hi Matt,
Sorry man, I'm obviously no comedian.
As to string saddle spacing, yes it can be varied using different sized shims. This of course would require a saddle lock screw through the side rail to keep the shims from sliding out.

The pics are of a 20-MM, 0.7874 inches, string space bridge. Standard Fender spacing is 3/4 in., 0.7500 in. A difference of 0.0374 in. If I were to put Fender saddle pieces in the 20-MM baseplate I could use this difference, or gap, to move the saddle pieces sideways. I could then use different size shims, in between the saddles, to achieve the specific desired string spacing.

The pictures were taken with a borrowed H.P. digital camera, downloaded to my computer, uploaded to a site called picture trail, then copied and pasted to my AB home page. I'm working on some better photos, please bear with me.

As for the rest of you, lighten up man. It's not like I killed someone's dog. I certainly don't take MYSELF that seriously, heck, I watch Pro Wrestling.

Thanks Matt, I look forward to hearing from you again. Take care.

PEACE: Rick



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8/20/2004 2:21 PM

Matt Brown (18525) wrote:

I was deceived by the matte finish of it and the fabric it was resting on. Both of which are very easy to create and render in 3dMax. I was gonna say, great modeling man, very realistic geometry.

How do you do your machining? Is it by hand?

mateo.





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8/20/2004 3:19 PM

Richard Naimish (3484) wrote:

Yeah, that's just a digital pic. I don't even know what 3dMax is.

The design work is done with Mastercam software. The actual machining is done on HAAS vertical machining centers. You may have heard of this process as CAD/CAM, computer aided design/manufacturing.

As to an earlier question, that I seemed to have neglected to answer, yes I can build a custom bridge. The 20-MM bridge is just such a special order.

PEACE: Rick





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8/20/2004 4:21 PM

Matt Brown (18525) wrote:

Actually richard, the idea behind the cad/cam is pretty similar to 3dmax, only for different purposes.

And the fact that models in 3dmax are all technically "hollow".

mateo.





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Re: Replacement Bridges blow away Leo Quan

8/21/2004 10:04 AM

Richard Naimish (3484) wrote:

Checked out the 3dMax web site. WOW!
PEACE: Rick



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Re: Replacement Bridges blow away Leo Quan

8/21/2004 9:47 AM

Stephen Smith (32237) wrote:

How are the shims held? Pressure? My experience is that this would allow play and hence vibration.



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8/21/2004 10:02 AM

Richard Naimish (3484) wrote:

Yes, the shims would be held in place by pressure applied using a saddle lock screw through the side rail. This saddle lock screw is necessary only to hold the shims in place. The exceptionally large surface contact area on the bottom of the Anvil piece eliminates any chance of vibrational loss. This is why the saddle lock screw is not needed on a set string spaced bridge.

PEACE: Rick



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Re: Replacement Bridges blow away Leo Quan

8/21/2004 10:10 AM

Stephen Smith (32237) wrote:

I assume you thinking of Alu shims? What would be the issue with using really high Durometer rated polymers? Like a super hard rubber? Or even a harder polymer, like PEEK?

It would grip really well, would not compress overly if of high enough Duro rating, and would kill side to side vibration? It would also help damp sympathetic vibration a little better. Machining is a doddle, too.

Just a thought



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Re: Replacement Bridges blow away Leo Quan

8/21/2004 10:13 AM

Stephen Smith (32237) wrote:

I assume you thinking of Alu shims?

Good lord. That obviously should say "you're"



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Re: Replacement Bridges blow away Leo Quan

8/21/2004 11:23 AM

Richard Naimish (3484) wrote:

Stainless steel.
Hmmm? I really like the idea of a hard plastic or rubber. If precision fit to the proper SQUEEZE, if you will, it would eliminate the need for a saddle lock screw.

Again, side to side vibration is not an issue due to the exceptionally large surface contact area provided by the bottom of the Anvil piece. But I really like the observation about the dampening of the sympathetic vibration. If it works, it would eliminate the necessity of developing a monorail design,(unless of course popular demand dictates otherwise).

When you say "Machining is a doddle, too." Does this mean it's easy to machine?

Just a thought hell, now THAT'S ingenious. Hope I don't have to start paying others for their ideas before I even make a penny.

Thanks for the feedback Stephen, I really appreciate it and look forward to hearing from you again. Take care.

PEACE: Rick



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Re: Replacement Bridges blow away Leo Quan

8/21/2004 12:33 PM

Stephen Smith (32237) wrote:

Yep, if something is a doddle, it means it's easy. Sorry, UK slang.

As for the royalties, I'm drafting out my percentage cut contract right now.

30% good with you? :-)



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Re: Replacement Bridges blow away Leo Quan

8/21/2004 1:35 PM

Richard Naimish (3484) wrote:

Jolly Good Mate :-)

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