Any tele compensated saddles made with the beefy screws and brass?

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  1. buddastrat

    buddastrat Member

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    I've tried two sets of compensated saddles on my nocaster. They are lighter brass and the screws are skinny, metric phillips head screws. The nocaster's saddles are big, bulky brass and heavy duty flat head screws.

    They sound a lot better in tone, I swear. The compensated saddles did improve the tuning a lot, but I want my cake and want to eat it too.

    Anything out there?
     
  2. stratofied

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    What two sets did you try? Glendale makes some nice stuff.
     
  3. mainsale

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    Check out Wilkinson's as well.
     
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    Glendale, Wilkinson, Joe Barden...
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, I think Music One uses the Fender '52 ri brass saddle by re-drilling and tapping the screw hole at the correct angle. They even compensate according to string gauge.

    http://www.musiconeworkshop.com/bridges.html
     
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    Try Fender. They offer these in parts right. Look in the back of frontline. Teleblaster.:confused: With some slight bending ive never had any problems with intonation on any telecaster ive owned.
     
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    Thanks so much jimmy. I missed this post before, but I'm very glad you posted this. I'm checking into all the suggestions.

    Thanks to all for the input. It helps a lot.
     
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    did you try callaham, they use a set screw but they worked for me.
     
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    I looked there, but they didn't use the beefy flathead screws and heavy duty springs. they said they could be specially machined. Which means big $.
     
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