Ray Ross Saddle-Less Bass Bridge Now Available

Ray Ross Bass Bridge

The Ray Ross Bass Bridge is now available via AP International. Created by Aaron Ross and originally shown on his Bass No. 27, the bridge uses saddle-less design to streamline the string’s path.

“Rather than utilizing a traditional saddle to provide a string break, the Ray Ross™ features a tone pin that keeps the string completely straight from the bridge to the nut; this concept removes the “kink” from the string, providing increased vibrational energy through the strings and into the body of the instrument,” a press release explains. “This feature allows maximum transference to the instrument so you can get the most of the bass itself, not solely the color of the bridge. Comprised of solid brass, the residual tone you do get from the bridge is articulate, resonant, and full-bodied.”

The bridge allows for adjusting string height with a later action adjustment wheel that raises and lowers the tone pin, while a second lateral adjustment wheel lets you adjust for intonation. It can be installed on many basses with seven screw holes to choose from including the spacing of Fender’s 5-hole design.

The Ray Ross Saddle-less Bass Bridge is available with a price point between $139 and $179, depending on finish.

Ray Ross Bass Bridge Features:

Brass Construction
Saddle-less Design
Tone Pins Hold Strings
Lateral Adjustment Wheels for String Height and Intonation

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  1. John Kaethner

    I’m interested in a Ray Ross bass bridge. Will they be available in the UK?

  2. Herbert

    The more energy goes from the vibrating string into the body the less sustain you will get…. that’s physics :-)

  3. Joseph Simao

    On a design perspective: why not use the hole of the ball end? It looks like halfway there.

    • Rayross

      The support pin for the inside of the ball end would be too tiny to support 40 ish lbs.

      • Joseph Simao

        Have you tried other materials? Just curious.

        • Joseph Simao

          Also, is there a brand/s of strings you recommend?

          • Rayross

            Personally, I am a fan of daddario. Nice windings. Also love rotosound but the silk wraps get a little “hairy” after playing a while. (Purely aesthetic). I do not prefer exposed core strings, for obvious reasons. Currently, I am using daddario tapewounds. Best Ever!

        • Rayross

          Just brass and stainless. They resonate great. Other metals get pretty exotic and expensive fast! Beryllium-toxic to produce. Tungsten- nobody wants to machine it. Platinum tonally speaking is off the chart, but i bet you wouldnt pay 30 grand for one of these, would you?

  4. John Walton

    Do you make a 5 or 6 string bridge?

    • Rayross

      5 string out this summer, had to put a rush on it for Bon Jovi world tour.
      Singles will be out later this fall

    • Charles A Lambiase

      Looking for a 6 string model meaning 6 string bass I find this very interesting as well as giving you more Bridge mounting space option

  5. Jayme

    Too complicated…

    • Rayross


      • Barry Skeates

        It looks much simpler to adjust than the Babicz Bass Bridge that i have, where you have to unlock the cam or saddle first before making any changes to string height or intonation then relock to properly test.
        also looks simpler than the original Fender bridges where you have to insure than all the height adjuster screws are the same height etc,
        here you just move 2 cams one for height and one for length using an key.

        like it

  6. Chris Crider

    Really clean and nice design.

  7. Chauncey Sullivan

    Were do I go to buy?

  8. JBaker

    Where is this available for purchase? As of this writing it is not on your website.

  9. Charles P Muir

    The string and the body + neck resonate Together. The more closely matched the resonances of both systems are, the of the coupling effect you get. They begin to drive each other. That creates sustain. Efficient energy transfer. That’s the physics of it.