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Squier Tele Custom ii bridge replacement?

bynt

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Anybody replace the bridge on a Tele Custom ii? I don't like the saddles but I don't know if the string spacing will line up with a new bridge. Thoughts?
 

Tone_Terrific

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Anybody replace the bridge on a Tele Custom ii? I don't like the saddles but I don't know if the string spacing will line up with a new bridge. Thoughts?
The new bridge creates the string spacing.
I don't quite catch the concern.
 

bynt

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The new bridge creates the string spacing.
I don't quite catch the concern.
Good point. I guess what I don't want is for the holes in the guitar to not match up with the holes in the new bridge if that makes sense. I love the guitar, I actually really like the pickups (to the degree that I don't think I'm going to change em) but I REALLY want to throw something like this on it:

 

jaime136

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I never could find a bridge where all of the string-through holes and the mounting holes all lined up. I hated the saddles, too, and eventually just gave up and bought some import-spaced String Savers. They fit straight in and didn't have any adverse effect on the sound. If you don't like String Savers any import spec saddles should work.

That being said, all Squiers are a little bit different, so you might have better luck. The problem is the four mounting holes are on the outside corners of the bridge plate. Most everything out there has three or four mounting holes underneath the saddles, like that Wilky you posted. That bridge is also a top-loader, so you wouldn't need to worry about the string-through holes lining up. That is a great bridge for a tele, so if you can live with maybe being able to see some or all of the original four mounting holes, I would go for it. I'm getting ready to finish modding mine out and may look into that bridge again.

And, yeah, the pick-ups (P90 in my case) are actually pretty cool. The electronics, on the other hand, stink. The original switch crapped out in about two weeks for me. I would definitely look into changing them eventually.
 
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jaime136

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Sorry, Carbohydrates! I was doing a phantom edit about it being a top-loader when you posted that. You are absolutely correct!
 

bynt

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Thank you guys for the responses! Yeah, I'm thinking about turning it into a top loader. I still have this thing in my head that there's less sustain or something which is ridiculous. I think Gibson seems to be okay with top loaders. My Les Paul has NO problems with sustain.
 






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