Compensated Bridge Saddles for Tele, Set of 3

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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, Set of 3

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

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 Saddles for Telecaster

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Great Saddles

By bluescat11 from Bakersfield, Ca
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, December 07, 2012


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!

Longer sustain and clearer sound

By Dion Hobson from New Zealand
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 12, 2012


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.

Great price/performance

By String Theory from Atlanta, GA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 18, 2012


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).

Makes intonation a breeze.

By Pint Size Studio from Crystal Lake, IL
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 14, 2012


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!

Better compensation and better tone to boot.

By Demac from Seward, NE
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 14, 2012


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.

Just compensation

By Forrest from Seattle, WA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 29, 2012


I looked at several compensated saddles and bought a couple to try. These were the only ones that got it right. I quickly got these saddles intonated as well as any six-saddle bridge, yes they were that close on my Tele. Other saddles were over-compensated or were too long so they interfered with each other on the bridge plate. The round Stew-Mac saddles also retain the classic look as opposed to the wedge-cut style.

Bang for the buck!

By guitarsneffects from Coeur d'Alene, ID
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 12, 2012


The fit and finish are good, no complaints. The intonation was very close. I was able to get 4 strings perfect and 2 pretty close (hence 4 stars). I have not used other manufactures much more expensive saddles on a tele so no comparison. If you are switching from steel to brass be prepared for a darker tone.

Nice Upgrade For Telecaster

By Leo Thomas from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 22, 2011


I bought these for a Squier CV Tele and they fit just fine (they are 21.2mm wide & 8mm thick). You will need to move the screws around to the other side for the D/G string so that the angle is correct but that's no big deal. Getting the intonation set is a bit trickier than with 6 saddles, I wouldn't say the intonation from these is 100% (maybe 98%/99%)but it is ALOT better than standard straight saddles no question. I would definately recommend these, i've never been dissapointed with any stewmac product in terms of quality. Stewmac, it would be good if you could include the measurements on the website for these saddles, I'm really surprised that you haven't. All in all a good upgrade!

Great saddles

By carlton wilkinson from victoria, tx
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, September 27, 2011


These allowed me to achieve perfect intonation on a tele. I noticed an increase in punch and sustain as well.

Very easy - Sounds great!

By SteveCartwrigh from San Jose, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Pretty easy to install -- I just loosened the strings -- took the old ones out - and popped these in! Make sure to reverse the screw on the middle saddle to get the intonation right. Also, make note of the approximate position of your previous saddles as a guide. After installation, intonation seems dead on -- and the vintage look of my 52 RI is retained!

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