Babicz Full Contact Hardware 4 String Bridge - Chrome

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The Babicz Full Contact Hardware High Performance Bass Bridge

“With electric guitar and bass bridges, it’s all about tone…how to get more tone, more stability, more sustain & finer adjustments… without adding weight. This is really what Full Contact Hardware is all about.” – Jeff Babicz


Full Contact Hardware is an innovative electric guitar and bass saddle solution featuring the patented "eCAM" saddle system, designed by Jeff Babicz, that offers a dramatic improvement to sustain, tonal quality & performance. Full Contact Hardware technology results in increased dynamic range, better sustain and pitch stability as well as providing easy and accurate string height and intonation adjustments which, with the ability to fully “lock down” the bridge saddles, remain secure, even when removing the strings.

A direct replacement upgrade for Fender Precision or Jazz style bass bridges, the Babicz Full Contact Bass Bridge mounts with the standard Fender 5 hole screw pattern and can be installed in minutes - in right or left handed configuration. The FCH comes complete with all necessary screws and an adjustment wrench, with comprehensive, step-by-step installation instructions available in an online video presented by Jeff Babicz... simply click on the "Videos" tab above to view, or visit the FCH website.

Babicz FCH Bridge Features

1. Five hole mount - direct upgrade for Fender basses

2. Single screw string height adjustment

3. Lock eCAM saddle - after string height adjstments

4. Lock saddle housing - after intonation adjustments

5. Lightweight extruded aluminium construction for improved acoustics

6. Gapless eCAM saddle technology

Jeff Babicz designed FCH with the intent of gaining the maximum amount of direct string coupling to the body of the instrument. The result is an extremely lightweight bridge (105g/3.7oz) that makes "full contact" between the vibrating string and the instrument's body and provides over 50 times more contact surface per saddle compared to conventional saddle designs.

With FCH, string height or "action" can be set with more far more precision than with traditional saddles. The "eCAM" saddle allows for instant action adjustments, without introducing space or air-gaps, ensuring complete contact between the saddle and the body of the guitar. The tiny, string height adjustment screws associated with traditional bridge systems are eliminated so that, with the Babicz FCH design, the saddle can never "sink" or "shift" while playing.

In addition, each "eCAM" saddle also includes a specially designed “String Height Lock”, which keeps your string height setting in place… even during extreme saddle vibrations over time. Similarly, precise intonation adjustments are also easily attained - and maintained, with the FCH Bass Bridge's unique “Saddle Housing Lock” feature.

 

Traditional Saddle

1. A traditional saddle only relies on two very small contact points to couple the string to the instrument's body.

2. A traditional saddle has undesirable voids under the saddle, resulting in poor conductance of tone & sustain.

Babicz eCAM Saddle

1. The Babicz eCAM saddle offers 50 times more contact surface compared to a traditional saddle.

2. The eCAM saddle never shifts or introduces space below the saddle... even during string height adjustments.

Babicz Full Contact Hardware 4 String Bass Bridge

String Height & Intonation Adjustment & Product Specifications

Adjusting the string action height

  1. Install the strings (A) and position them in the grooves (B) located in each eCAM saddle.

  2. With moderate tension applied to the strings, loosen set screw (F), then set the string height by turning screw (D) using the provided hex wrench (E) until the desired string position is achieved.

  3. Lock the eCAM Saddle by turning screw (F) using the provided hex wrench (E).

Adjusting the intonation

  1. Using a screwdriver (H) (not included), turn the fine intonation adjustment screw (G) until the desired saddle housing position is achieved.

  2. Lock the saddle housing in position by tightening the saddle housing lock screw (J) using the provided hex wrench (E).

Specifications (Dimensions in Inches)

Acclaim For The Babicz Full Contact Bridge

Guitar & Bass Magazine

Reviewed in their May 2012 issue, Guitar & Bass reported noticeable differences between identical basses, one with the Babicz installed and one without... "With the FCH bridge, the sound was bigger & richer and we noticed more overall volume, both acoustically and amplified".

VERDICT - "If you care about the quality of your sound, you'd do well to look into one"

Rating 93%

READ GUITAR & BASS MAGAZINE'S RAPID REVIEW OF THE BABICZ FCH HERE

 

Babicz Full Contact Hardware - Installation

Babicz Full Contact Hardware - Demo

Babicz Full Contact Hardware - eCam Saddle

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Great Service
Monday, 1 September 2014  | 

Great product and service. Bass Centre rocks!

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Babicz Bass Bridge
Saturday, 22 March 2014  | 

Excellent product... rock solid, easily adjusted and easy to fit - watch the video on You Tube. Vast improvement over standard Fender Bridge.

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Babicz Full Contact Bridge
Thursday, 23 January 2014  | 

I bought this to fit on my Yamaha RBX375, together with Gotoh tuners and flatwound strings.

WOW!! What a difference.

The bridge was so easy to fit and set up was also very easy. I had difficulty finding a good bridge that would fit the Yamaha but this one just went straight on. The only very minor issue was that the outer two of the original fixing holes are ever so slightly visible under the rear corners of the Babicz baseplate, but you do have to look hard... so not really a problem.

I would recommend this bridge for quality, functionality and general finish. It's also a good bit of bling for the money!

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Fan-freekin-tastic Bridge
Friday, 13 December 2013  | 

As everyone else has said before me, an excellent bridge. It has improved the already great sound of my Jive Fretless & it was so easy to fit (even a drummer could do it... Hmm maybe not HA HA HA)... Thanx again, Bass Centre!

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Engineering Masterpiece
Sunday, 1 December 2013  | 

Excellent... replaced Badass II with on my Jazz with this puppy. More sustain, better string position and super accurate easy set up. One going on my P-Bass as soon as poss.

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A great piece of kit
Thursday, 23 May 2013  | 

Not cheap, but improves the feel of my bass no end. Very easy to install, and built like a brick outhouse. Sending it without the box in a jiffy bag (so it fitted through my letter box) was also appreciated.

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Babicz Full Contact Bass Bridge
Friday, 12 April 2013  | 

Very easy to fit once you've watched the Babicz video on YouTube. It has improved the sound of my Squier modified 70's Jazz. Once fitted, any intonation and string height adjustment was a piece of cake. The bridge comes with the correct allen key for the job, which makes life much easier.

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Babicz 4 String Bridge
Monday, 18 March 2013  | 

Worth every penny. Really, really easy to set up and sounds amazing.

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Excellent
Friday, 8 March 2013  | 

really good, thanks... guitar sounds awesome now.

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Babicz 4 String Bridge
Monday, 4 March 2013  | 

Love this hardware! The sound is much better than the "original"!!
And It`s better looking... Plus: nicer/softer to touch! )

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