I use a lot of palm muting when I play. When I play my tele, I lose a lot of control with this technique, especially on the high E and B strings. I use a six saddle bridge, so the issue is the same with any kind of strat. The reason became obvious when I really looked at it. The saddles are big and flat (compared to TOM saddles) and the strings fit down in grooves. The upshot of all this is that I can't bring the flesh of my palm gradually over where the strings break over the saddle. This is not a problem with the low E, A and D strings, as these strings are thick enough to be exposed over the break, where the smaller strings get lost in the groove, so to speak. On the high E string, the note is almost muted dead by the time I can get enough palm on the bridge to effect it. Anyone know what the hell I'm talking about? Is there a solution without going to a three barrel bridge or a TOM?