Does anyone have experience with this type of roller saddle?

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  1. Deed_Poll

    Deed_Poll Member

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    They look pretty good and appear similar in design to the StewMac "golden age" roller bridges and the tonepros roller bridges. Tonepros don't sell their saddles separately and I wanted to put the saddles on a locking intonatable wraparound not a standard TOM.

    All the ones I can find seem to be made in China or Korea, I'm looking to retrofit a Pigtail wraparound bridge so I have the option of using the Maestro trem or stringing it up as a hardtail.

    Are there any better options out there?

    Cheers!
     
  2. Mike9

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    Why do you want a roller saddle in a wraparound bridge? They don't sound very good in my experience. Graphtech saddles would be a better option IMHO.
     
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    Hi Mike,

    The plan is to use it with a Maestro trem so I have the option of using the trem or the hardtail. So it's a kind of compromise situation :)
     
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    Too much compromise in my experience. Those import rollers are not high tolerance. I had a roller nut once that would slap back and forth on bends that drove me nuts. I finally found one that worked for that application. I had the same experience with a roller bridge years ago and swore them off.

    The Graftech saddles are very slippery and don't rob your guitar of tone.
     
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    Agreed, Roller bridges are a Tone Sponge. They never sound good.
     

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