View Full Version : String Saver Ferra-Glides
05-01-2009, 02:25 PM
I just installed a set of these "Ferra-Glide" saddles on a Mexican Classic Player's 60s Strat. They are basically the same design as the new Fender saddles but have a Teflon coating in the groove. These things rock as compared to the vintage saddles which I removed. The guitar sounds better and plays better and best of all the allen screws are completely submerged into the saddles so no more cuts and tears on the palm of the right hand. Fifty bucks and I highly recommend them.
05-02-2009, 04:27 AM
I concur. As I've installed them on two EBMM Lukes I've owned. They can change the tone a bit, but not necessarily for the worse. As ohmslaw states they are more comfortable under the palm if you rest your hand on the bridge - one of the main reasons I changed them from the original bent saddles.
I also prefer the look of them - solid metal blocks are more 'industrial' in appearance than the delicate shaped metal plates.
They are available in various finishes and make sure you get the right size and screw offset if you get a set.
Recommended by me also.
05-02-2009, 06:21 AM
I have the regular Graphtech saddles on all my guitars (even squiers and ghosts on variaxes), for me the advantages out way thing else. Plus I kinda like the way they look (all black).
05-02-2009, 10:16 AM
The Ferraglides are silver with little black slivers of Graphtech material in the groove. I put them on my Am Delx after too many string breaks at the bridge, esp the D.
One thing to watch when stringing up, make sure your high E & B are right in the channel when tightening, as mine got stuck a few times between the material and the metal edge and it was a bugger to get out. Aside from that, I stopped breaking strings overnight, warmed up the tone a little, and as the others say, gained a nice smooth bridge for palm mutes.
05-02-2009, 11:02 AM
I have a set of FerraGlide saddles on my main working Telecaster.
They work great.
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