Ray Ross Introduces 5-String Saddle-Less Bass Bridge
AP International is now shipping a five-string version of the Ray Ross Bass Bridge. Designed by inventor and luthier Aaron Ross, the bridge utilizes a saddle-less design that instead employs a tone pin that keeps the string straight from bridge to 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. “The tone pin feature allows maximum transference to the instrument so you can get the most of the bass itself, not solely the “color” of the bridge. And being comprised of solid naval brass, the ensuing sound is articulate, resonant, and full-bodied.”
Similar to the four-string version, it has lateral action adjustment wheels for setting the action and intonation. The five-string Ray Ross Bass Bridge comes in 17mm and 19mm string spacings. It’s also available in five finishes: chrome, black, gold, black nickel, and brass. It’s shipping now starting at $185.
Ray Ross 5-String Bass Bridge Features:
|Tone Pins Hold Strings|
|Lateral Adjustment Wheels for String Height and Intonation|
|Finishes: Chrome, Black, Gold, Black Nickel, and Brass|
|String Spacing: 17mm or 19mm|