I would love to swap out the stock saddles on my telecaster for the classic 3 barrel look. Will I need to modify/purchase a new bridge? I can't tell if the barrel saddles would be compatible.
If you're planning to keep the humbucker configuration, then this is the way to go. Otherwise, Callaham is a great option for an ashtray style, and there are tons of other options as well.Petey, I can't tell which bridge configuration (are the mount holes above or below the string through holes?) you have so I can't say for sure, but if you have a four mount hole arrangement, you could have a HB surround as one component, then use a Half Bridge such as the G E Smith has.
If you have 3 mount holes Below the 6 narrower through holes, you're kinda stuck.
This Callaham is a wee little bit wider than all the other "vintage 4 above 6 wide" plates out there, and it covers conventional "butt crack" if that matters to you, but the routing for this bridge PAF style HB will protrude out each side a ton and IMO it looks awful exposed that way.Pretty happy with Callaham.