The Fender Made in Mexico Tele was missing that classic Tele "twang". The new bridge is fine for setting intonation but lacks the vintage tone.
Changing to Leo's bridge creation, good or bad,created the unique tone for the tele. A simple change brought this second hand cast off back to life and James Burton, Vince Gill, G E Smith, Danny Gatton, Brad Paisley and Roy Buchanan can be heard in every note.
I replaced a squier bridge with this one. The pickup fits better and it has more twang.
This bridge is excellently done, is better made Fender Telecaster Bridge. It is highly recommended!
Replaced the 6 saddle bridge on my MIM Tele with the 3 barrel saddle bridge #4583. Wow, this Tele really pops now! It's clear, crisp sound is what you'd expect from a Tele. Sustain was greatly improved as well! If you are considering making this mod on your Tele, DO IT! It's a bolt on operation, no drilling required. I love my "new" Tele and wouldn't trade it for anything.
Good Bridge, i and my tele love it :)
I bought this to go from a 6 saddle tele bridge to a 3 barrel. My only complaint would be that Stew-Mac should offer this bridge with the 3 brass compensated saddles, as I'm sure the majority of informed buyers have to order the saddles separately.
Much better forming and finish than the Fender replacement part, and made from a thicker gauge of metal. Priced attractively as well.
These are nice bridges, but Stew Mac needs to make another available option: traditional ashtray bridge with comp. saddles. That way you wouldn't have to buy an extra set of saddles.
I love these traditional bridges. I prefer the brass saddles. Finish is better than the ones from Fender, and the size is perfect to cover the whole route. No sharp edges and with everything included, at a great price. Highly recommended for traditional bridges on your Tele.
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