Inspired by a couple of recent threads I've finally got round to working towards finishing a bass partscaster I started a few years back. It's a 51 p-bass style body, gotta jazz neck in the post and a custom psychedelic paint job in process thanks to Mrs Teyeplayer. So it's gonna be a proper odds and sods bastard.
I picked up a cheap but solid looking wilkinson bridge through Vanson the other day but didn't realise it was toploading rather than string-through until it arrived. I'm not a bassist and have too little experience of playing bass to consider one over the other, so wondered what the more experienced bass sorts (here's looking at you @Bridgehouse ) thought of these two bridge styles? Have I just had a happy accident or made a major mistake in buying this bridge and what do you consider the key tonal differences of each type?
Many thanks for your advice.