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Billy F. Gibbons
Being nominated #32 of Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 100 Guitarist of All Time, Billy Gibbons is a guitarist's guitarist. In early 1968, his psychedelic garage band, the Moving Sidewalks, opened four Texas shows for the Jimi Hendrix Experience. According to local lore, Hendrix was so impressed by Gibbons' facility and firepower that he gave the young guitarist a pink Stratocaster as a gift. One of the few rock & roll group with its original members still aboard after four decades, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members, ZZ Top play music that is always instantly recognizable, eminently powerful, profoundly soulful, and 100% American.
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Jeff Berlin
Jeff is considered by many to be the best electric bass player on the planet. His solos are amongst the greatest ever played on a bass guitar, and his harmonic and melodic approach to playing are legendary. Jeff Berlin uses the Babicz FCH-4 bass bridge, gold. "Jeff Babicz re-invented the bass bridge and made it as necessary as my amp and my bass. I only play equipment if it sounds great, and I am only about tone and the resonance of tone, which is why the Babicz Bridge is on my bass" - Jeff Berlin
Scott Ambush
“As a bassist and luthier I am always keenly aware of what makes an instrument tick. I pay close attention to all the elements that make a great bass just that; a great bass. After installing the Babicz Full Contact Bridge, what struck me immediately, was the increase in volume of the bass un-amplified! The body just seemed to vibrate more readily. Amplified, the tone is more focused, and more of the energy put into the plucked string is converted into sound. Also, as a luthier, I'm fascinated by design. The Babicz FCH is one of those of those designs that made me ask myself, "why didn't I think of that?!?!" I wish I had! ~Scott Ambush-Spyro Gyra
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Billy Sheehan
Five time Guitar Player magazine readers poll winner for “Best Rock Bass Player”, Billy Sheehan is widely known for is work with Talas, Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, Niacin, and The Winery Dogs. Billy’s vast playing style repertoire includes the use of chording, two-handed tapping, right-hand "three-finger picking" technique and controlled feedback. On his custom Winery Dogs themed LED illuminated bass, Billy chose the Babicz Full Contact Z-Series bass bridge. This is what Billy has to say about his Babicz Bridge: ​"The Babicz Bridge is Rock Solid! Really a great link between strings and body--therefore it sounds wonderful!!" ~ Billy Sheehan
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Julio Fernandez
" Played it last night with Spyro…. It sounds great! Nice sustain and great intonation!..... I'm really loving it!” ~Julio Fernandez, guitarist for Spyro Gyra
Ike Willis
"This is the first new bridge I've tried in a long time-- I can't remember the last time I was able to float like that! A lot of people say they love certain things, but I truly love the bridge. Babicz is astounding." ~ Ike Willis~Frank Zappa, Ike Willis Project
Dusty Hill
Like any rootin’, tootin’ Texas good ol’ boy, ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill has spent his fair share of world tours using Babicz Full Contact Hardware bridges!
Dusy Hill's "Fur" Bass
Equipped with Babicz FCH-4 Gold bridge
Tim Brennan
"Love the increased sustain and overall comfort of the FCH Tune-O-Matic. Great bridge." -Tim Brennan-Dropkick Murphys
Dan Spitz of Anthrax, Red Lamb
"Jeff, Just got my Tele. Most amazing guitar I've ever touched (and I've had a couple). The bridge you have dreamed up in your sleep has taken a Custom Shop Tele to a level never obtained previously by anyone on this planet. It's simply amazing for palm muting and then when you release and roll back the volume on my Joe Barden's it turns into 407 different guitar tones that any human can chew. It enters the listeners soul and embeds itself forever !!! SICK !!! SICK !!! FullContact = SpitzContact = TeleContact = HumanContact ! ~Dan Spitz
Bjorn Englen​
"Babicz bridges truly provide true contact between the string and the instrument giving a much deeper and brighter tone and more sustain. It breathes a new life into your bass guitar!"~Bjorn Englen~Dio Disciples, Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony MacAlpine
David Swift
While the UK has produced some of the world’s finest rock, pop and jazz musicians few get the kind of high-profile exposure acclaimed session bassist Dave Swift has. Through his long-term gig with ex-Squeeze vocalist and pianist Jools Holland, himself a world renowned recording artist, Dave has played with just about every major name in contemporary music be it KT Tunstall, Lilly Allen or Richard Hawley through to some of the giants of the 20th century like George Benson, Eric Clapton, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, Jeff Beck, Paul McCartney,Tom Jones, Paul Weller or BB King – Dave has laid down his immaculate and grooving bass lines for them all – live on TV and in the studio. Dave is still busy touring and recording constantly with Jools and other sessions both live and in the studio.
Ken Casey of Dropkick Murphys
Alex Venturella of Slipknot
Jerry Jemmott
Jerry Jemmott was one of the chief session bass guitarists of the late 1960s and early 1970s, working with many of the period's well-known soul, blues, and jazz artists such as King Curtis and the Kingpins, Aretha Franklin, BB King to name a few.
Marten Andersson
"I have used various bridges over the years but when I put the Full Contact Hardware bridge on my bass, it's just beyond! It delivers, the feel and the tone is right in the pocket. You won’t be disappointed!" ~Marten Andersson-Lizzy Borden, The Lynch Mob
Matt Bachand
"I have the Babicz Full Contact Hardware Tune-O-Matic on my new Legator....It has made a HUGE difference and I love the way it feels" ~Matt Bachand-Shadows Fall
Branden Campbell
“The Babicz bass bridge brings a depth to top loaded basses that you usually identify with string thru. The Babicz also revived my vintage 70's P-bass for me. Prior to the Babicz, the bass had notes that would jump out, or disappear. The Babicz smoothed out all the problem notes. I'm glad I took a chance on this "full contact" science, because it lives up to the name!” ~ Branden Campbell~Neon Trees
Jake Cinninger
Jake Cinninger, the outstanding guitarist from the band Umphrey's McGee with his G&L set up with Babicz Full Contact Hardware T-Swivel Saddle Kit. "I LOVE the addition of these new saddles! They make my guitar sing like Pavarotti!" ~Jake Cinninger
Pancho Tomaselli
Since 2003 Pancho has been holding down the low end with legendary funk band War. The band behind the classic songs such as I“Low Rider”, “Spill the Wine”, “Why Canʼt We Be Friends”, and “Cisco Kid” is currently touring and featuring Pancho's incredible bass playing. Pancho is also the bassist for the new power trio PHILM, consisting of Pancho, guitarist/vocalist Gerry Nestler (from prog metal band Civil Defiance) and drummer Dave Lombardo from Slayer. "I love Full Contact Hardware because it gives me more of a 'piano-like' feel for my gives me more tone and mid-range frequency"~Pancho Tomaselli
Ted Turner of Wishbone Ash
An integral part of Wishbone Ash's signature 'dual guitar lead' sound, Ted Turner has had an illustrious career as a guitarist, producer and composer for some of rock history's most legendary artists. While with Wishbone Ash in the late '60's and early '70's, Turner also recorded on John Lennon's 'Imagine' and continued to do studio work for artists such as Miles Copeland, Billy Preston, George Harrison, Al Stewart, Brian Auger and Rod Stewart. After a US tour with the reformed Badfinger, Turner rejoined Wishbone Ash and recorded 'Nouveau Calls' for Miles Copeland's No Speak label. "I am delighted and impressed, great sound and great product.....I believe in this technology and want to replace saddles on all guitars I have...."~Ted Turner
Joey Vera
Joey Vera, bassist for heavy metal band Armored Saint and progressive metal band Fates Warning, has equipped his stable of Fender basses with Babicz designed 'Full Contact Hardware' bridges for his upcoming European tour. In addition to Armored Saint and Fates Warning, Joey keeps a busy schedule as an independent producer as well as a session bassist. He is on several acclaimed metal records by bands such as 'Arch/Matheos', 'Mother Superior', 'Tribe After Tribe', 'Seven Witches', among others. In 2004-05 he replaced Frank Bello in Anthrax as the band's touring bassist. He appears as part of the project Engine, as well as on the OSI album Free. He currently has a new solo project called 'A Chinese Firedrill' and has released a new album titled Circles. For more information please see:
John Regan
John Regan is notable for being a member of ex-Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley's band "Frehley's Comet" from 1984 to 1990. He has also recorded and performed with John Waite, Mick Jagger, Stephen Stills, Dave Edmunds, Robin Trower, Scandal, Billy Idol and David Lee Roth. Beginning in 1979 John has held down the bottom with Peter Frampton, who consider's him his "lifelong best friend". John uses the Babicz FCH 4 Bass Bridge on his Fender P bass
Pat Travers
Throughout the years Pat Travers has delighted his audiences with his musicality, sense of tone and dynamics, and powerful songwriting. With multiple hits spanning decades, such as "Boom Boom, Out Go The Lights" and "Snortin' Whiskey, Drinking Cocaine", Pat has developed a legion of die-hard fans who continue to flock to his live shows today. ..."The 'Full Contact Hardware' technology turns mediocrity into magnificence!"... ~Pat Travers
John Abercrombie
John Abercrombie Plays Babicz FCH Tele Bridge Over a career spanning more than 40 years and nearly 50 albums, John Abercrombie has established himself as one the masters of jazz guitar. A restless experimenter, Abercrombie is working firmly in the jazz tradition and known for pushing the boundaries of meter and harmony. The veteran session and touring master has an extensive resume including performances and recordings with the Brecker Brothers, Gil Evans, Gato Barbieri, and Billy Cobham. He was featured on several of Cobham's albums, including Crosswinds, Total Eclipse and Shabazz, all of which staked new ground in fusion jazz. Photo by Mike Polito
Lance Hoppen
"I love this bridge! I put it on my '58 P-Bass Reissue road axe and it definitely sounds fatter now than my authentic '58. It also seems more resonant than I remember it being. Probably because it is! :-) Everyone I showed the bridge to remarked about the brilliant design. The cam thing is especially way cool." ~Lance Hoppen
Billy Greer
Billy Greer, on tour with KANSAS and the Full Contact Hardware.... "I just got to play my second and third gig with the new FCH. It sounds really great. There's wonderful sustain on the bass! Like Nigel said in "Spinal Tap", "you could go away for a bite and come back and it would still be ringing". ~Billy Greer
Dave Meros
Best known as the bass player for the progressive rock band Spock’s Beard, Dave has also played with such artists as Gary Myrick, Bobby Kimball of Toto, Simon Phillips, Steve Lukather, Michael Landau, Glenn Hughes, and Eric Burdon and the Animals. Dave Meros with the Babicz FCH 4's what Dave has to say: "Installed the bridge last night and love it! It's changed the tone and feel of my bass in a very subtle but good way that I can't really describe except for now if feels and sounds "more expensive". ;-) It's also had an effect that I was not expecting, and that was to improve the fine intonation in the higher register. I've had a very subtle and elusive intonation problem with that bass ever since I got it and have even taken it into a really talented luthier here in Sacramento who made it better, but it still bugged me a little bit up really high, in that 18th - 20th fret range. . .always seemed slightly out of tune and "chorus-y" even though it scoped out in tune. Anyway, I put the Babicz on there and problem solved instantly! That high D just rings out pure and clean now. Another unexpected result is that I have been able to lower my action a little bit more than I could before. I know. . .this doesn't make sense to me why a bridge would allow me to do that, but I'm not complaining. I think the feature that I love the most, though, is that every place that can be adjusted can also be locked down. No more adjustment screws loosening up and messing up my intonation or string height. Yay! Plus it looks awesome. ;-) Thanks for inventing a great product!! Cheers.........Dave"
Rodney O'Quinn
Rodney O'Quinn, long time touring and recording bassist for The Pat Travers Band, with his Tony Franklin SIgnature P-Bass equipped with Babicz Design 'Full Contact Hardware' "Love what the FCH has done to My P-Bass!!" ~Rodney O'Quinn, Pat Travers Band
Eddie Ojeda
"Hey Jeff, Wow!! what a difference the Full Contact Hardware Bridges have made on my MIJ Telecaster and MIC Jagmaster. Its like night and day. Both the tone and feel of the guitars are 100% better now. Awesome,Thanks Dudes!! " ~Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda Eddie uses the FCH Tele bridge in Chrome for his Fender Tele guitar, and the FCH Strat Trem for his Fender Jagmaster guitar. (Photo by Mike Polito)
Matt Noveskey
Matt Noveskey of Blue October Matt joined Blue October in 1999 playing guitar, bass and backing vocals on Blue October's 2000 major label debut Consent to Treatment. He also created the artwork for the album and along with Justin Furstenfeld, co-wrote the single "James" and the live fan-favorite "You Make Me Smile." Matt uses Babicz 'Full Contact Hardware' FCH4 bass bridges on his Fender "Tony Franklin" P-Basses. Photo by Abel Longoria
Randy George
Randy George is a gifted multi-instrumentalist and composer in the Seattle area. His compositions combine driving rhythms, sweeping harmony and lyrical melodies. Randy has performed and recorded as a bassist for some of the industry’s most recognized artists, including Rick Wakeman, Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy from Dream Theater, Alan White, Paul Gilbert, Phil Keaggy, Steve Hackett, Roine Stolt of the Flower Kings, Adrian Belew among others. He is a member of the Progressive Rock band Ajalon, who’s success was realized through Yes keyboard wizard, Rick Wakeman on his indie label, Hope Records. “I installed the Full Contact Hardware bridge to my PJ Bass and I have to say that I really like it a lot! I think it really added a lot of character to that bass...” ~Randy George
Dallon Weeks
After a successful run with "The Brobecks", a band Dallon formed in his native Salt Lake City, Dallon was asked to join with multi-platinum act 'Panic! at the Disco' during their summer 2009 tour. Dallon has all of his Fender basses set up with FCH4 'Full Contact Hardware' bass bridges.
Kasim Sulton
For over 30 years singer / songwriter Kasim Sulton has worked with artists as diverse as Todd Rundgren, The New Cars, Meat Loaf, Joan Jett, Utopia, Celine Dion, Bon Jovi and Hall & Oates. He also played in the musical Movin' Out on Broadway and has his own increasingly successful solo career. Kasim uses the FCH 4 Bass Bridge in Chrome on his ESP bass.