Compensated Bridge Saddles for Tele, Set of 3

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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5.0

Outstanding product

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Verified Buyer


Outstanding replacement bridge for my MIM telecaster. Quality materials.
Intonation is much better and fixed the problem with the original screws (they were overly tall and had sharp edges. My band member did the replacement on his Tele also. Highly recommended.

5.0

Very good replacement

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Verified Buyer


Very good replacement quality wise and was the perfect change a Tele needed. And thanks for the fast shipping.

5.0

Bridging the stability gap

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Verified Buyer


I recently by chance picked up a washburn hannah montana 7/8 tele style guitar for little $$$.
It came with these offcentered saddles that buzzed. Otherwise it was a surprisingly cool guitar.
I installed the Compensated Bridge Saddles for Tele. This required drilling new holes for the saddles on the bridge plate because it originally had 6 saddles. It transformed a fun guitar
into a really playable, dare I say gigable guitar. The scale ranges from 23 1/4" to 23 1/2" so the saddles would be great on a Duo-Sonic or similar axe. Very happy with the results.

5.0

These are excellent

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Verified Buyer


I've always made my own compensated saddles by bending the intonation adjustment screw. It's an old technique that goes back decades - maybe all the way back to the tele's/broadcaster's beginning, I don't know. But that method has several drawbacks. These compensated saddles - achieved by angling the screw hole rather than the screw itself - is a MUCH better way to do it, lol! And I'm impressed with the quality of the saddles, especially for the price. I was concerned they might be some kind of brass-like alloy that's lighter and less substantial. But not so. These saddles are excellent, and the degree of angle is just what my Fender CS '60s tele custom needed. This particular guitar required more correction of the low E and A strings - and to a lesser extent the high E and B - than the more infamous G and D relationship. I still have a bit of final tweaking to do, but the improvement to my intonation was immediate and obvious. I can't say they are the BEST, because I haven't used others. But when you consider the quality, the ease of setup, the price, and the resulting improvement, It definitely deserves all 5 stars!

5.0

Excellent Saddles

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Verified Buyer


These brass saddles installed quite easily on my Partscaster, and only one had to be rotated 180 degrees to achieve proper intonation.

5.0

Inexpensive, and they work

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Verified Buyer


I have a Vintage V52 Icon that suffered from “sitar”-like buzzing on the B and E strings. It looked like the source of this buzz was the stock bridge saddles, which were of the modern “compensated” style. I tried reshaping them, but didn’t have a lot of luck. These saddles solved the problem.

5.0

Telecaster compensated saddle

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Verified Buyer


I bought this to correct the intonation on my tele.... worked great

5.0

Near perfect intonation

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Verified Buyer


Unbelievable. I replaced an original set of saddles on my 1966 Tele with these beauties. I took a picture of the originals before I removed them to be able to put the newbies in the same place. To my amazement when I tuned up the new strings and saddles, I had perfect intonation except for I think the A or G being a very, very slight sharp. If you love Tele's, these will change your life!

5.0

Nice Compensated Telecaster Saddles

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Verified Buyer


Finaly got around to replacing my old saddles with these StewMac Compensated saddles. Good quality, easy to install and when finished they helped put my Telecaster in to much better tune. Good stuff!

4.0

Retired Engineer

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Verified Buyer


I have used these on approx. 8 Tele's. They do the job and add more confidence to the tuning. But, the hole angle is greater or lesser on some of these saddles, though it's close enough. Probably a drill jig for accurate repeatability of the hole angle is the answer.

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