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Telemasters: six saddle or three barrel....

c_mac

Gold Supporting Member
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I can't wait for the responses. I love to hear people use words like woody, spongy, airy, etc. Silly words used to describe tone are funny. :dude
 

bynt

Member
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Me too. I think it's hard not to use them if someone wants to know what something sounds like, but I'm down for these as tone describing adjectives:

Stinky
Creamy
Bittersweet
Factual
Regurgitory
Nefarious
Shame-based
Any flavor of Ice cream
Nag Champa
Patchouli
Sandalwood
Nurturing
Paper cut on the tongue
Gougey
Assy

I think I've usurped my own thread. Tangents, tangents, tangents.
 

studiodunn

Platinum Supporting Member
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six - if you are anal about set-up and intonation

three - you want to look cool.

I assume this will be the last post since I've covered all the bases.
 

gkoelling

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If you're looking for stinky, creamy, bittersweet, factual, regurgatory, nefarious, shame-based, rocky-road, nag champa, patchouli, sandalwood, nurturing, paper cut on tongue, gougey, assy, sweet singing tone with beautiful sustain you have to use a three saddle bridge.

Otherwise it doesn't matter.
 

duckbunny

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3-barrel. Brass...compensated.
Smokey, Austere, yet somewhat impudent. Green nose, yet buttery, with long legs and a peppery finish.



:D


-db
 

doublee

Member
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Me too. I think it's hard not to use them if someone wants to know what something sounds like, but I'm down for these as tone describing adjectives:

Stinky
Creamy
Bittersweet
Factual
Regurgitory
Nefarious
Shame-based
Any flavor of Ice cream
Nag Champa
Patchouli
Sandalwood
Nurturing
Paper cut on the tongue
Gougey
Assy

I think I've usurped my own thread. Tangents, tangents, tangents.
You have forgot "Icepicky"
 

HeeHaw

Member
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Brass has a harmonic complexity and detail that cannot easily be quantified or categorized by mere words on an internet foru.
 

DWB1960

Senior Member
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21,996
3 barrel. IMO it's not even a tele if it has 6 saddles. The added transfer of string energy to the body having 2 strings per barrel is the key to getting that killer tele sustain when overdriven. Again, IMO.
 

doublee

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3 barrel. IMO it's not even a tele if it has 6 saddles. The added transfer of string energy to the body having 2 strings per barrel is the key to getting that killer tele sustain when overdriven. Again, IMO.
Agreed, and it also makes them a little harder to play which is part of the appeal, they are unruly and unpredictable...great stuff.
 

wgs1230

Fully Intonatable
Silver Supporting Member
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3-barrel. Brass...compensated.
Smokey, Austere, yet somewhat impudent. Green nose, yet buttery, with long legs and a peppery finish.
Don't forget the hints of fresh topsoil and butcher's leather.

Seriously, if we're talking about the 6-saddle steel ashtray... the bridge posts on the stock Fender item slip unless you mod or treat them (nail hardener, no kidding). Ask Bill Chapin about his adventures w/ ballpeen hammer to that end.

6-saddle brass is alright, Keef has obviously made it work for a long time now, but the note decay is very different from a properly set-up 3-saddle steel, rearguardless of saddle material (I like brass).
 

JES1680

Silver Supporting Member
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One brass barrel in the middle and two individual saddles on either side. Yep, its time for the Prius Hybrid tele bridge!

All kidding aside, I have two with brass barrels and one with 6 saddles. I prefer the barrels.
 




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