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Leo Quan Badass II Bass Bridge

Popular Bullet IconNEW 2022 VERSION WITH GROOVED SADDLES

puzzle bullet iconDIRECT RETROFIT ONTO FENDER® BASSES WITH A 5 HOLE MOUNTING PATTERN

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DESCRIPTION

The Leo Quan Badass II Bass Bridge is finally back. Originally created in the 1970s by Glen Quan and Leo Malliaris in Oakland, California, this bridge is one of the first commonly retrofitted pieces of gear on bass guitars. Decades before players regularly used the phrase ‘high mass bridge’ when talking about bass bridges, this bridge was being installed on basses used by big stage professionals such as Marcus Miller, Geddy Lee, Sting, Dave Ellifson, Flea and many others.

The Badass II Bass Bridge, with it’s higher mass and zinc alloy construction, loses less of the string vibration to the wood (mostly body) of the bass, allowing the string to vibrate longer, providing more sustain. Players often hear more clarity and punch with their bass hitting harder and getting more in front of the mix when playing with a band.

Optimized for Fender® 4 string basses with a 5 hole screw mount configuration.

Currently available in Chrome, Nickel, Black and Gold.

Dimensions - 3.5" x 2.5".

Should accommodate strings spacings from 17.5mm to 21mm.

Mounting screws and an Allen wrench to adjust the saddles are included.

INSTALLATION

Installation of the bridge is fairly straight forward, requiring removal of your bass’s current mounting screws. The Badass II can then be installed with the new screws without drilling holes. Since this bridge is larger than most bridges, most likely any footprint from your old bridge will be hidden.

Your new Leo Quan Badass II Bridge will have slotted saddles. Quan felt that roller & round saddles were inferior because they can have lateral gesticulation. His design, creates a string-to-bass connection with as little energy loss as possible. 

Any reasonably capable guitar tech can easily install this bridge. You should get the excellent tone upgrade to your bass intended by Glen and Leo's design and material choices.

An excellent alternative is the Hipshot Kickass Bass Bridge, another high mass bridge that has a different, but well-designed aesthetic.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
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David Mcknight
Satisfied Customer

It’s great to find a company dedicated to the needs of a seasoned bass player.
Shipping and Communications were on point with my expectations.

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Carlos Velazquez
Bridge for project peanut butter/jelly bass

Loved it on a build in 70’s

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David McFadden
Leo Quan bass bridge/ Hipshot tunners

Spoke with max about these items and he was very helpful in figuring out what I needed. I've purchased items from them in the past and all I can say is that I will continue to work with them.

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Phillip Loposser
Great Bridge!

This bridge is a great drop-in replacement for the Fender, Jazz Bass. In my case, I’ll be taking it to a local Luthier to get the saddles grooved/filed (I believe the “BadAss III” already has saddle grooves).

However, if you’re a little more handy than me, you could probably do it yourself. This is the third Leo Quan bridge I’ve put in. Anytime I get my hands on a new Jazz Bass, this is the first thing I get for it!

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Kendrick Andrew

Leo Quan Badass II Bass Bridge

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
100%
(8)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
D
David Mcknight
Satisfied Customer

It’s great to find a company dedicated to the needs of a seasoned bass player.
Shipping and Communications were on point with my expectations.

C
Carlos Velazquez
Bridge for project peanut butter/jelly bass

Loved it on a build in 70’s

D
David McFadden
Leo Quan bass bridge/ Hipshot tunners

Spoke with max about these items and he was very helpful in figuring out what I needed. I've purchased items from them in the past and all I can say is that I will continue to work with them.

P
Phillip Loposser
Great Bridge!

This bridge is a great drop-in replacement for the Fender, Jazz Bass. In my case, I’ll be taking it to a local Luthier to get the saddles grooved/filed (I believe the “BadAss III” already has saddle grooves).

However, if you’re a little more handy than me, you could probably do it yourself. This is the third Leo Quan bridge I’ve put in. Anytime I get my hands on a new Jazz Bass, this is the first thing I get for it!

K
Kendrick Andrew

Leo Quan Badass II Bass Bridge

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