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Tele Saddles

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by FenderAmpGas, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. FenderAmpGas

    FenderAmpGas Member

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    I'm upgrading a CIJ '52 Reissue Telecaster and want to put on some compensated brass saddles. Right now I'm looking at the Callaham saddles and the Wilkinson saddles.

    Of the 2 which would you recommend? Any other brands that I should look at?

    Thanks!
     
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    Guinness Lad Silver Supporting Member

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    I have the Callahams and I like them, but the main reason I have them is because of the bridge plate. To me this the piece of hardware to buy if you want to improve your tele.
     
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    I have the Callaham trem block in my Strat and it's made a big difference. I'll have to add the tele bridge plate to my list of upgrades.

    Thanks!
     
  4. KLB

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    The Callaham saddles are approximately compensated.

    With the Wilkinson, you can get EXACT intonation, and still have the benefits of the two-strings per saddle down pressure, brass mass, etc. The TONE is there.

    The latest Callaham steel bridge tray may be superior to the Wilkinson and that on your Tele, however.
     
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    I put a set of Callaham saddles on my RI Nocaster Relic. I couldn't be happier!

    Well, if they weren't so shiny, I'd be happier... ;)


    Jamie
     
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    DeTemple Titanium Saddes (probably somewhat comparable to the Callaham Steel saddes).
     
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    i have the callaham vintage style bridge w/ brass saddles and the plate. i can't seem to get the intonation right however. i'm wondering if i should replace the callaham saddles w/ the wilkinson ones? or if i should just get some regular non-compensated saddles and get the earvana nut?
     
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    The Glendales have been getting great press ( along with Callaham ) over on the TDPRI.

    I recently put a set or Graph Tech Tusq IOS on my tele repalcieng non-comp brass saddles. I really like the IOS. Similar in design to the Wilkenson but different material.
     
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