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Replacement Steinberger Bass Jaws

Purchase of 1 jaw includes:
1 bass jaw
1 threaded rod
2 metal thrust washers
1 nylon thrust washer
We'll also include one free tube of professional lubricating grease with every order!


The metal bass jaws for vintage Steinberger basses are the most common broken parts that we see here at the HeadlessUSA Steinberger Guitar & Bass Restoration Center. Unfortunately, the metal used for the original string jaws was of very low quality, so they invariably begin to fail over time. We have purchased, examined and studied many different examples of modern Steinberger bass replacement jaws over the years, and we've always found these modern jaws lacking in some important aspect. Either the metal work was not professionally machined, or the size specifications were not quite correct, and some were even the wrong color!

So, once again, we "bit the bullet" and began to research and design our own jaws. We are in the extremely enviable position of having the former head of production at the original Newburgh Steinberger factory as the designer of these new parts, and the quality of these jaws is simply amazing. Jeff Babicz undertook the task of overseeing this project, and the results were well worth the wait. And these jaws are made right here in the USA!  

Our jaws are made from solid billets of high-carbon steel for maximum strength and durability and will last the lifetime of your bass. Jeff has worked on hundreds of these bridges over the years and has determined that the best solution for smooth operation and minimum wear is a combination of both metal and plastic washers. He has also found that these moving parts should be lubricated to insure the best quality of operation, so we are including a container of professional lubricating grease with every order at no charge.

For this product release, we are offering quantity discounts for our customers. You can purchase as many jaws as you'd like, depending on how many on your bridge need to be replaced. Since virtually every original jaw will eventually fail, we strongly recommend replacing them all at one time. Each jaw order contains: one bass jaw, one threaded rod, two metal thrust washers, and one nylon thrust washer, so, if you have a typical 4-string bass, and you'd like to replace all of your jaws, you'll need to order 4. We'll also include one free tube of lubricating grease with each order.

Don't be misled by lesser quality "competitors" jaws. These are the ONLY Steinberger bass jaws offered by HeadlessUSA and designed by the former Head of Production at Steinberger, Jeff Babicz.

* NOTE *These jaws are only intended for use in original USA-built Steinberger 4-string and 5-string basses. These jaws will NOT fit on any of the Steinberger bass copies, such as the Steinberger Spirits, Hohner headless basses, or any other Asian built models. If your bass has a neck built of wood, these jaws will NOT work!  Any questions? Please contact us.
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"IT LIVES!!!!! I want to thank you personally after receiving Bass jaws I ordered a couple weeks ago.

For the first time since picking up a 90's XQ Bass with a DB bridge over 5 years ago I FINALLY got to hear/feel what this Monster can do!

As a guitar player who only dabbles on bass the odd time, I picked up this bass with malfunctioning jaws with the intent of fixing it (who knew it would be so hard to locate OEM parts). As such I put it in it's gig bag in my closet and forgot about it, that is until I acquired a '69 Ampeg B-15N. While searching for a reasonably priced used bass I remembered I had the XQ sitting in my closet, pulled her out and scoured the net for parts once again. That is when I came across your site. I must say that after Finally being able to tune up this bass and play it that no wonder why people look for these things! Even my brother agrees (who is a Bass player and plays mainly Stingrays) that it is a Tonal MONSTER with action/playability next to none other!

Thanks again and I'm glad someone is keeping these things alive!

Keep up the good work!"

- Mitch