Has anyone NOT liked the Rutters tele bridge...

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by jamison162, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. jamison162

    jamison162 Supporting Member

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    For any reasons but mainly tonally? I'm not saying I don't like it, I just might prefer my previous bridge....time will tell.

    Has anyone tried it only to go back to what you were previously using (stock or otherwise)?
     
  2. Seegs

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    My bud uses...not sure if he still does...the Rutters and Taipan Tone stuff...he likes it...personally I have tried some of the other boutique bridges and saddles only to return to the stock Fender/Gotoh bridges and saddles...

    In the end I didn't care for the differences that different hardware made in my tone...hard to put in words what but it added something but took away something like the mojo/magic as well...in the end what I was missing led me back to the stock hardware...

    Chow,
    Seegs
     
  3. mrsongbird

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    Man, I love love love the compensated saddles. Those things were a Godsend when I was using a bigsby-equipped telecaster and when I bought a Nocaster, I bought another set to put on there. Those things are the cat's onesies, as far as I'm concerned. What's the deal with the bridge-- that's the one with the notched plate, right- allowing better picking access? I've never really had trouble with the traditional ashtray.
     
  4. John Thigpen

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    I replaced the Wilkinson saddles on my Thornton Classic with Rutters and like them quite a lot. For some reason, I noticed a huge improvement in playability, but I tweaked the setup pretty thoroughly. (Just so you don't get the wrong impression, it played great when I got in from Chuck, but I can't leave a good thing alone and probably screwed it up some time ago.) I didn't notice any particular tonal difference.
     

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