Guitar & Bass Magazine Steve Cook • September 2013
RATING : 93% "With the FCH bridge, the sound was bigger & richer and we noticed more overall volume, both acoustically & amplified. If you care about the quality of your sound, you'd do well to look into one."
Considered by many to be the one of the finest electric bass players on the planet, Jeff's solos are amongst the greatest ever played on a bass guitar and his harmonic and melodic approach to playing are part of bass legend. Now using Babicz bridges exclusively, his signature model Cort bass RITHMIC Bass also features the FCH Bass Bridge as standard.
"Jeff Babicz re-invented the bass bridge and made it as necessary as my amp and my bass. I only play equipment if it sounds great... which is why the Babicz Bridge is on my bass"
Through his long-term gig with Jools Holland's Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Dave has laid down his immaculate, grooving bass lines for just about every major name in contemporary music.
"I'm extremely happy with Babicz bridges and my Fender basses have never sounded better! The qualities in a good bass bridge for me are accurate intonation, adjustability with a solid and reliable design. Also, I mute the strings with the edge of my hand at the bridge a great deal, so comfort is also important. There are no annoying sharp edges and aesthetically the bridges looks great too!"
Since 2011, Jesse Stern has equipped his Fender basses with Babicz FCH Bridges. In demand as a versatile and dynamic performer Jesse has toured and recorded with Sly Stone, American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, teen pop sensations Hanson, Mario Reyes of the Gipsy Kings and alt.Rock stalwarts Weezer.
"The Babicz bass bridge is compatible with my Fender basses, and all the adjustments lock. Super solid, and it has a great tone. Keep up the good work!"
Alongside full-time gigs for Armored Saint and progressive metal band Fates Warning, Joey keeps a busy schedule as independent producer & session bassist (including a 2004/05 touring stint replacing Frank Bello in Anthrax). He has equipped his entire stable of Fender basses with Babicz FCH Bridges...
“Solid design mixed with quite a few options makes this bridge a force to be reckoned with! This thing is super stable with every adjusting element locking in place. It’s road worthy AND studio worthy.”
Since 2003 Pancho Tomaselli has been holding down the low end with legendary Chicano funk band War and is also the bassist for new power trio supergroup PHILM - alongside guitarist/vocalist Gerry Nestler (from prog metal band Civil Defiance) and Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo.
"I love Babicz Full Contact Hardware because it gives me more of a 'piano-like' feel for my bass... it also gives me more tone and more mid-range frequency"
The long time touring and recording bassist for The Pat Travers Band, is currently using his Tony Franklin Signature Precision Bass equipped with a Babicz Bridge. "I love what the FCH has done to My P-Bass!!"
Rodney's boss, blues rock legend PAT TRAVERS, also uses FCH on his Telecaster - with a nice line in deadpan humour... "Babicz Full Contact Hardware technology turns mediocrity into magnificence!"