Over a barrel (saddle that is)?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by Whiskeyrebel, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Whiskeyrebel

    Whiskeyrebel Member

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    Is it possible to mix two-string barrel saddles and single-string diecast saddles (center screw) on the same Telecaster style bridge plate? Is the width of a barrel saddle such that it would fit in place of two cast saddles? I realize it will be necessary to drill a new hole for the intonation adjustment screw.

    The reason I am thinking of doing this is to allow the installation of a Palm Pedal G and B bender without changing over to a Bigsby style bridge saddle. I figure if I can use a barrel saddle for only the two strings that mount on the bender, the other four strings can still be strung through the body in their original saddles. I can route the strings from the bender over the barrel saddle by passing them through the original holes for the intonation screws.
     
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    you should check out the guitars (crook?) Brad Paisley uses, that will answer your question.

    Andy
     
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    Dannc6 Supporting Member

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    Crook is right. That is what he uses.
     
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    Boris Bubbanov Member

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    I put one together like that. (Not a bender).

    My girlfriend couldn't stop laughing; she thought it looked foolish.
     
  5. Whiskeyrebel

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    OK, I see the middle two saddles are individual and the outer four strings are in pairs over barrel saddles. Anyone know if the single saddles are custom-made for the bender so they can fit between the barrels, or if they are stock saddles?
     

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