View Full Version : 62 telecaster sound with 6 saddle bridge?
12-12-2008, 02:16 PM
I really love the sound of the 62 telecaster reissues with the 3 saddle bridges with the stainless steel saddles. Is it possible to get this sound by replacing the brass saddles on my G&l ASAT classic (6 saddle bridge) with steel saddles. Or is there some reason that you need a 3 saddle bridge to get this sound?
12-12-2008, 02:22 PM
Seems to me like it would be hard to tell if changing just the saddles will get you that sound. There are so many other factors in play that it may or may not give the results you're looking for. I'd say you have a couple of options:
1. Try changing them and see if you like it, or the more extreme option,
2. Sell your guitar and get the one you know you like.
Hope that helps.
12-12-2008, 03:48 PM
I agree with R.J.H. If you want a guitar to sound a certain way, it's way easier to get that by starting with a guitar that sounds very very close to what you want.
Modding a different model and make of guitar to try to get it closer to one you know you like is frustrating and expensive, and often doesn't work.
Good Luck, Dana O.
PS - My Grandpa used to say, "Never try to teach a Pig to sing. It won't work, and it annoys the Pig." If you like that '62 reissue, sell your G&L ASAT and buy the Fender.
12-12-2008, 04:28 PM
I would spend 40 bucks for a 3 saddle bridge.
One of the unique things about vintage Teles, is the 3 saddle bridge. 2 strings per saddle, that is a big part of the vintage Tele sound. Different saddle material, brass, steel (cold rolled), steel (heat treated), will make a dif, but you will hear a bigger dif by going to 3 saddles. TWANG!
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