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Saddlematic


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A real time saver! This unique aluminum/steel tool quickly and accurately finds the correct location for an acoustic guitar saddle slot.

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4462 Saddlematic Yes
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Use the Saddlematic to position a new slotted bridge, or check the accuracy of an attached bridge and saddle. It adjusts for most acoustic guitar scale lengths up to 27".

Quickly and accurately finds the correct location for a new acoustic guitar saddle slot, for positioning a new slotted bridge, or for checking the accuracy of an attached bridge and saddle. It adjusts for most acoustic guitar scale lengths up to 27".

Saddle location pins can be set for proper scale length compensation, and for left-hand bridges. Aluminum/steel construction with set screws.

Quick and accurate way to find the correct location for a bridge saddle
Locate the the saddle slot position on a new bridge blank
Precisely place a new bridge with a pre-cut saddle slot
Check the accuracy of an existing saddle
Record the saddle location before removing a bridge for repair
Works with the strings on or off!

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Saddlematic
Saddlematic
 
4.5 out of 5 stars
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4 7-23-2013
Speeds Up The Process

Got my Saddle-Matic a few days ago and used it right away. I had to replace the entire bridge on an old acoustic that belonged to a customers' Dad. When the Dad gave it to his son, he said it may never be playable again. With a new bridge, nut, and a set good up this old acoustic will be playable soon.

Gordon Bellerose  Edmonton AB. Canada Read my reviews (3)
5 3-15-2013
super rapide a tout moments

Ilove this tool and I added a longer stalk for basses .Real time saver

guitares Jelas  France Read my reviews (3)
5 11-24-2012
Saddlematic for bridge placement is a must!

I replaced a bridge on a handmade acoustic and the Saddlematic was the best tool possible for accurately placing the new bridge. Tony Maddi

Guitar Repair and Refinishing, Inc.  Waymart, PA Read my reviews (3)
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5 10-07-2012
Compensation

This is a great tool to get a fast reference point on the location of the saddle and hence the bridge. I use this as my first measurement and mark accordingly and then check before gluing up.

GavinB  Perth, Australia Read my reviews (26)
4 8-28-2012
Pretty good

Mine showed up with three set screws, one of which didn't fit any of the holes, but this didn't end up being a problem because I switched out the set screws that hold the little prongs for 1 inch machine screws (8/32). I used one of the two remaining (correctly sized) set screws to hold the rod in place. The machine screws are easier to adjust with my fingers anyway.

I just wanted to mention that another reviewer said something about using the tool "correctly" and then describes butting the tool against the fret, rather then sitting it on top of the fret (as per directions). I compared the two (butted against vs. sitting on top), and ended up with different measurements (butted being shorter distance). I believe butting the tool against the fret results in subtracting 1/2 the width of the fret. Of course, you could add this back in to your measurements, but what makes this tool handy, in my opinion, is that it is a direct reference, rather than a calculation/measurement. I happened to use this tool today on fretwire than is .100 (3/32) wide, and it worked fine, but it looks like wire smaller than this might allow the tool to be sloppy. The small block that sits on the fret has a "V" shaped slot on bottom, and you rest this "V" on the fret, and the wire needs to be either taller or wider than the "V".

gtrnoob  USA
5 5-31-2012
saddlematic

Works great! Big stress reliever.

Match  Upton, Mass
5 5-02-2012
Takes guess work out of banjo bridge location!

I have 4 banjos, a tenor, a long neck plectrum, an open back 5-string and a traditional 5-string each has a different neck scale length. Positioning the bridge is always an issue, I now use the Saddlematic and have taken the guess work out of the process! Great product!

Chris Cooper  Commerce, Mich. Read my reviews (5)
5 11-11-2011
Real Time Saver

A great price for a great tool! Use it a couple of times and you will recoup it's cost in time savings. I can't imagine not having one now! Great product!

justinarts  West Texas, USA Read my reviews (35)
5 8-27-2011
Accurate tool, and useful

I can easily show miscalculated saddle slots. Sets it dead in tune with your amount of compensation added.

Gabriel's Guitar Repair  Dallas, TX Read my reviews (18)
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2 7-31-2011
Guess I'm a noob

I got this because of the touted ability to accurately and quickly set a bridge location as I'm in the end stages of my first build

Not really.

The instructions that come with it are for cutting a new slot. The instructions for using this to position a new bridge with a slot already cut are pretty much missing and I got no response from the Customer Service folks at Stewmac...

By working from another guitar, I think I was able to get the bridge set correctly and I'll find out later this week when I string it up and give it a try.

Weej  Santa Clara, California Read my reviews (3)
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