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Compensated Bridge Saddles for Tele

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A set that retains the vintage look and tone, but helps improve traditional 3-saddle Tele guitar bridge intonation.

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Compensated Bridge Saddles for Tele
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3 or more $11.45  

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Each saddle is angled for better string length compensation.

Vintage-style polished unplated brass, with chrome height screws, springs and intonation screws. Similar to the saddles installed on the Danny Gatton signature series Tele guitar.

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Compensated Bridge Saddles for Tele
Compensated Bridge Saddles for Tele
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5 6-28-2013
Excellent Upgrade

I couldn't believe how much better my tele sounded after this simple, inexpensive upgrade. Highly recommended.

California Read my reviews (2)
5 3-21-2013
Compensated Saddles

Tele is closer to proper intonation than it's been since I've owned it. The reason these compensated brass barrel saddles. Great price great product!

No Better Jacks Made  Southern Indiana Read my reviews (2)
5 1-03-2013
Works well

This helped a lot in resolving intonation issues. While not perfect as strings as grouped, it goes along way to help. It is very fairly priced. I put this on all my teles

Partscaster  NYC Read my reviews (3)
5 12-07-2012
Great Saddles

This is my 2nd set of these saddles. They are a must have if you want to intonate your Tele right. I bought a set off the internet and they were junk. I will only buy mine from StewMac!

bluescat11  Bakersfield, Ca
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5 8-12-2012
Longer sustain and clearer sound

Compensated Bridge Saddles... what more can I say, I let my telecaster do the talking. I must admit before I changed to these saddles I had a distinctive sound with my old saddles (Chrome Saddles). However in saying that, my new saddles are perfect and now I can add to the sound I use to have. I never have problems with setting my harmonics either. If your after a twang and longer sustain and most of all that distinctive tele sound... these are the saddles to get. Thanks Team.

Dion Hobson  New Zealand Read my reviews (3)
5 7-18-2012
Great price/performance

They intonate better than stock Tele brass barrel saddles. Installation is simple, and they sound exactly like they should. Seem to be made to a very high standard of workmanship. They cost less than half of the boutique saddles, but perform just as well (or in some cases better).

String Theory  Atlanta, GA
5 7-11-2012
Great value upgrade

Perfect intonation on my Classic Series Tele with 10-46 strings and 7.25 radius neck. Great big brass tone too (replaced threaded steel). Awesome!

Mike Coz  Newcastle, NSW, Australia
4 3-14-2012
Makes intonation a breeze.

These saddles are very easy to install and the compensation made for perfect intonation with very little fuss.

Now, this isn't a complaint, but more a warning. These saddles are quite a bit bigger around than the standard saddles that came on my Tele, so I wasn't able to get the action as low as I like due to the barrels bottoming out before I could get them low enough. Not a huge deal, but I will need to install a neck shim to get the action just right. But these things are so nice, I don't mind a little extra work.

If you want to easily and accurately intonate your telecaster while keeping that stock 3 barrel saddle look, then these are the ticket!

Pint Size Studio  Crystal Lake, IL
4 3-14-2012
Better compensation and better tone to boot.

Not much else to say. They aren't magic, and they may need a little tweaking to get them just right, (I had to bend the positioning screw just a bit to make my D and G acceptable to my ear) but in your setup they may be just right. I installed these on my Squire Classic Vibe 50s style along with a fat fat fat Musikraft neck, and an already stout sounding Tele became *HUGE*. It's all I play anymore.

Demac  Seward, NE Read my reviews (6)
5 3-04-2012
Gave my Highway One Telecaster BETTER TONE & SUSTAIN!

I have a Highway One Telecaster as well as a Highway One Strat and a Vintage Mahogany Les Paul w/ Burst-Bucker pickups. Before putting these saddles on the tele, it was my least favorite guitar of the three and now I can't put it down! These saddles are beefier than the stock ones so I'm not sure if I could have gotten the action as low as the original setup but that's fine with me. I find the tone and sustain improvements well worth the price. Also, even though some of the screws still stick up a bit, it doesn't feel like a cheese grater on my picking hand when laying it on the bridge - so much nicer!

cpt  Glendale, AZ
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