UPDATED TO CLARIFY A COUPLE OF POINTS:
- The bridge has caused issues and failed in the same way before (note the slightly different saddle and tensioner screw on the A string).
- The teacher/parent has asked for a replacement, not a repair (guessing because of the above)
- The A string is apparently not staying in tune as the saddle is moving up and down, the intonation is terrible and will be fixed when I get my hands on it. All reasons why it can't be just left as is.
- I have parts I could use to repair it from a standard Fender P/J bridge, and if I can't find a drop in replacement this will be my plan B.
Fist of all thanks for any help and in out on this. I help out at a local primary (elementary) school with at-cost repairs and servicing on any stringed instrument (guitars, basses, violins, cellos etc) belonging to a student.
I've been given a problem I'm having trouble with, I've been given photos of a Cort Bass guitar (something similar to a GB series?) with a busted bridge, they've asked me to source and cost a replacement bridge for it.
I don't have access to the bass itself, and have only been supplied the following two photos. Getting more photos or access to the bass isn't feasible inside the next two weeks, mostly because where I'm from (New Zealand) schools are all on vacation.
Can anyone help me identify and/or find an exact replacement for the bridge pictured below from Wilkinson/Gotoh or any other similar aftermarket parts manufacturer?
I've spent several hours going through the Gotoh site, searched all the available Wilkinson options I can find on Stewmac and a handful of other parts suppliers sites both locally here in NZ and internationally. Can't find anything. The key difference seems to be that the bridge from the bass in question only has four screws (one in each corner), whereas all the potential replacement options I can find have a row of 5 or more screws near the back end of it.
I really don't want to have to be drilling new holes and modifying the body to adapt a different bridge (this isn't my day job, and I don't get paid for it), a drop in replacement is very much preferred.