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String Saver Saddles

String Saver Saddles

String Saver Saddles For Strat/Tele with 2-3/16" string spread

For Strat/Tele with 2-3/16" string spread

Item # 1871
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$46.71

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String Saver Saddles For Strat/Tele with 2-1/16" string spread

For Strat/Tele with 2-1/16" string spread

Item # 3089
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$46.71

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String Saver Saddles

About This Item

Play longer and harder without breaking strings! String Savers enhance tone and sustain, too.

Based on Graph Tech's high density TUSQ® polymer, a resonant man-made ivory, they're impregnated with microscopic Teflon®, 500% more slippery than graphite. The self-lubricating action never wears out, to help reduce string fatigue and eliminate string breakage at the saddle.

Sets of 6 with screws, springs and Allen wrench.

How do String Saver saddles work?
Graph Tech has found that a slotted metal saddle can stress a vibrating string at a specific point, resulting in metal fatigue and eventual string breakage. The non-corroding self-lubricating action of a super-slick String Saver saddle eases the stress just enough to drastically reduce string breakage, no matter how hard you play.

How do they sound?
Graph Tech has found that metal saddles produce a 2K Hz treble spike that dominates the tonal spectrum. String Saver saddles produce more balanced highs, improved midrange depth, big open lows, and added harmonic content. The material also been found to increase sustain by up to 25% over brass saddles, and 15% over steel.

String Saver saddles have been factory-installed by Schecter, the Yamaha and Fender Custom Shops, Reverend, TonePros, Carvin, Peavey, Sparrow, Tom Anderson, Godin and Warmouth.

Important: Measure your guitar's bridge saddles before ordering!

Width x length x height (approximate)
#1871For Strat and Tele
7/16" x 13/16" x 1/4" (11.18mm x 20.83mm x 5.97mm)
Includes 5/16" Allen height adjustment screws
Includes 5/8" intonation screws for Strat and 3/4" screws for Tele
Fits Strat/Tele with 2-3/16" (55.56mm) string spread at the bridge
#3089For Strat and Tele
13/32" x 13/16" x 7/32" (10.41mm x 20.70mm x 5.84mm)
Includes 5/16" Allen height adjustment screws
Includes 5/8" intonation screws for Strat and 3/4" screws for Tele
Fits Strat/Tele with 2-1/16" (52.39mm) string spread at the bridge


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    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 1871
    • 0.1450 lbs. (0.07 kg)
    • 3089
    • 0.0495 lbs. (0.02 kg)

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5.0

Banish the Wolves

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I installed these saddles, re-installed the old saddles, and re-installed the graphtec saddles. It was a bit more work but I wanted to do more than one comparison.

They are installed on a 30 year old Wilkinson strat type tremolo with two fulcrum screws.

The original saddles would not hold tuning stability even with the light trem action I typically use. The graphtec saddles do not have this problem so I can dive the tremolo down about 1 1\2 steps without going out of tune. I am using locking tuners and a graphtec nut. If I dive it until the strings go slack it will come back up slightly out of tune but this is not unexpected. This is not a Floyd Rose tremolo!

After listening through both sets of saddles I was able to discern that my strat tone is preserved. You still get that clear bell tone and quack without the wolf tones that accompanied the metal saddles. The wolf tones were perceptible through a clean or distorted signal path with the metal saddles but the graphtec saddles allow the tone to come through without the wolf tones (the 2KHz ringing produced by the metal saddles).

Overall I am pleased with these saddles. For the way I play they solved my tuning issues during trem action and have banished the wolves.

Everyone's ears and instrument are different, so judge for yourself. I like them, though.

5.0

So far so good

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Verified Buyer


Just put these saddles on to replace the saddles that came on my Brian May Signature guitar. Replaced the originals with roller saddles and was still snapping strings constantly. Will update later on how they've held up.

5.0

good quality

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Verified Buyer


These are good quality saddles. Nice, smooth slippery finish to insure your strings don't catch or bind.

5.0

Graph Tech Sting Saver saddles

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Verified Buyer


I have these saddles on all my guitars. Great product, good string tone balance, low profile and easy to set up to match your neck profile radius.

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HAPPY  hAND

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I play thumb and finger style with palm resting on 4th,5th, and 6th string saddles to mute sound.
Very happy with smooth action and tone of string saver saddles. No pointy screws to ruin effect
and hand.

5.0

Amazing

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I was very happy that I got this item on time for my grandson Christmas gift... and he was very happy as well. Thanks!

5.0

Great product and service from Stew Mac

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These are great and Stew Mac is great to do business with!!

5.0

Just get ‘em

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I installed these on an mim strat in about 20 min. That includes intonation and action. Total improved tone and awesome response in bending and pulloffs. They take the “tinny” sound out that you get from the fender bent steel saddles. So glad i did this.

5.0

Easy to install upgrade for your Strat

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Well worth the price. The 2-1/16" fit on a Squier Deluxe Strat for those that might be wondering. I highly recommend these saddles because after they get broken in they really do help with tuning stability. Perfect for tremolo use because the strings can move freely in the saddle.

5.0

Simple installation and set-up

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Whenever I get a new-to-me Strat (or, lately, a Tele), the first thing I do is replace the bridge saddles since the stock ones tend to scratch up my picking hand a bit. String Savers are easy to work with, don't give me tuning issues, look good against the chrome trem block, and don't mess up my hand during performance.

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