“With electric guitar and bass bridges it’s all about tone…how to get more tone, more stability, more sustain and finer adjustments…without adding weight. This is really what Full Contact Hardware is all about.” – Jeff Babicz
Full Contact Hardware is an innovative electric guitar and bass saddle solution featuring the patented “eCAM” saddle system, designed by Jeff Babicz. The Full Contact Hardware technology results in increased dynamic range, increased sustain, pitch stability and the ability to fully “lock down” the bridge saddles. String height (action) and intonation adjustments remain secure, even when removing the strings.
Jeff Babicz designed FCH with the intent of gaining the maximum amount of direct string coupling to the body of the instrument. The result is an extremely light weight bridge that provides over 50 times more contact surface per saddle compared to conventional saddle designs.
With FCH, string height or “action” can be set with more far more precision than with traditional saddles. The “eCAM” saddle allows for instant “action” adjustments while maintaining complete contact between the saddle and the body of the guitar. The tiny, conventional string height action adjustment set screws are eliminated. With the Babicz FCH design, the bridge saddle can never “sink” or “shift” while playing. Each FCH eCAM saddle also includes a specially designed “String Height Lock” feature, which keeps your string height setting in place…even during extreme saddle vibrations over time. Precise intonation adjustments are also easily attained and in most cases include a “Saddle Housing Lock” feature.
Full Contact Hardware was originally introduced as a solution for Fender Bass players as direct drop-in replacement for their Jazz Bass and Precision Basses. The technology quickly became embraced by bass players, and soon guitarists were asking for the same solutions from Babicz. This lead to the introduction of Full Contact Hardware bridges for Telecaster, Stratocaster Tremolos, and Tune-O-Matic style (Gibson, Epiphone) guitars.
Pit Bull Guitars also offers a range of Babicz Full Contact Hardware parts