Compensated Bridge Saddles for Tele, Set of 3

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Compensated Bridge Saddles for Tele, Set of 3

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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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Compensated Bridge Saddles for Telecaster

(Customer's Reviews)

This is a great way to make one's beloved Telecaster achieve near accurate intonation while maintaining the vintage look. These particular saddles are priced right in comparison with the competition.


Excellent stuff

(Customer's Reviews)

These brass saddles rocks! Great vintage look and excellent sound.
Must have for Telecaster owners. Very easy to mount.
Im happy with my purchase and with stewmac service.


Perfect Intonation, Improved Tone

(Customer's Reviews)

I bought these saddles so I could keep the original tele setup but have proper intonation. When I received the saddles, I was confused as to why some of the saddles were angled the wrong way. I decided to read the directions which clearly stated you might have to flip the saddles to get the proper orientation. After that I put a new set of strings on, tuned up and set the intonation. I immediately noticed when one string's intonation was sharp or flat, the string sharing that saddle was sharp or flat to the same degree.

After getting it all adjusted, this guitar has better intonation than some of my guitars with individual saddles. Also, I had no issues getting my string height as low as I wanted without bottoming out the saddles or needing to shave some off. My string height is roughly 4/64" at the 17th fret for reference.

Also, something I wasn't expecting is that these brass saddles gave my tone more brilliance and clarity than the stock brass saddles. It could be because they have a little more material to them than the stock saddles.

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