BIRTH OF A BADASS
Back in 1972, musician, innovator, and luthier Glen Quan saw the need for higher-quality guitar and bass bridges. With help from Leo Malliari of Leo’s Music in Oakland, CA, the first “Badass” bridges were born. “Leo Quan Badass” bridges were manufactured from a high-density Zinc alloy and offered improved attack, sustain and note-clarity. Badass® bridges quickly gained a following with artists looking to upgrade their Fender® basses and were ultimately featured on several Fender artist signature models. Through the ‘80’s, BC Rich, Spector and Kramer featured Badass bridges as original equipment on their instruments and artist acceptance continued to grow. Today, Badass is known worldwide as the standard for quality replacement bridges that will enhance the tone, playability and appearance of your guitar or bass.
Meant to be used with the Badass Wraparound™, the FTT™ (Fine Tuner Tailpiece) takes tuning accuracy a step further allowing players to sweeten tunings and make micro adjustments to compensate for lower tuning machine gear ratios. This comes in handy for vintage guitars using tuners that have 14:1 and lower gear ratios.
- Easy add-on and companion-piece to the Badass Wraparound bridge.
- Offers on-the-fly and precise micro-adjustments for the ultimate in tuning accuracy.
- Allows for the “sweetening” of tunings for specific songs or chord-voicings.
- High-density Zinc alloy offers increased attack and sustain.
- Includes color-matched mounting screws and spacers.
- Ships in retail-ready packaging.
You will receive the Badass Fine Tuner Tailpiece only, the Badass Wraparound Guitar Bridge is sold separately. See links below for Wraparound Guitar Bridge:
Badass Wraparound™ Guitar Bridge with SAE (5/16") Studs
Badass Wraparound™ Guitar Bridge with Metric (M8) Studs
Fitment has been verified on vintage Leo Quan® Badass Wraparound™ Bridge and this FTT™ will work with the vintage bridge.
Genuine Leo Quan Badass Bridge, Distributed by Allparts Music Corporation. Manufactured in Korea to exacting standards.