Where to find tele tele saddles?

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  1. Blue4Now

    Blue4Now Gold Supporting Member

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    I would love to find a set of the brass saddles that Fender is using on the Andy Summers tribute tele to install on amy American Series Tele. Any idea where I can find these. Internet search has been useless.
     
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    If they are the intonated brass ones I would order them from callahamguitars.com, he makes the best ones out there, & I've tried about all of them.
     
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    I will second that ^^ with a nod at budz. they aren't what the fender shop is using but they are very good
     
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    I don't think Callaham or Glendale sell these ;) :p

    You may keep an eye out for old Badass brass saddles, for some reason that rings a bell ...


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    I hate to burst peoples' bubble here, but Glendale saddles are made by Mr Callaham...

    As far as the above photo, most tele guys prefer the 3-way bridges, they sound better.
     
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    Yes showman those are the ones I am looking for - thanks for the photo. I have an american series tele (2000) and just want to change the saddles not the entire bridge so i thought these brass saddles might be a perfect solution. I will check the Badass stuff, thanks. Anyone else have an idea where I might find the ones in the photo above? I think if these were available they would make an awsome mod to american series teles.
     
  9. Jellecaster

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    What do you base this statement upon?
     
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    Charlie Chandler (from Chandler Guitars in Kew) looked after and done the work on Andy's guitars throughout the 80's. I remember breaking the neck on my Washburn Hawk in the early 80's and Charlie laughing with me that it's not worth the cost of repair. He said he could use the parts so I let him have the remnants of my first decent guitar whilst Paula gave me a great deal on a Chandler modified strat (with SD Alnico pups). Maybe, just maybe, six little parts of this guitar found it's way onto such a high profile guitar!

    http://www.matsumoku.org/models/washburn/catalogs/1980_fullline/80_wash_cat_pg6.jpg.html

    http://www.matsumoku.org/models/washburn/catalogs/1980_fullline/80_wash_cat_pg13.jpg.html
     
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    Now that's funny, would not be surprised at all if that's the case.
     
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    I deduced it from some comments made by the manufacturer.
     
  13. Jellecaster

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    I REALLY don't think that your assumption is accurate - at all.
     
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    No problem... so Glendale has his own machine shop? Ask him, I'd be curious to find out.
     
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    The question has been asked - I'm awaiting his reply.
     
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    Straight from the man himself:

    "Nothing could be further from the truth. Callaham does not make,
    manufacture or produce any Glendale products whatsoever. I manufacture
    all of my products.

    Thanks, Dale"
     
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    Actually Brian Poe at High Tech Tool makes the Glendale Nocaster/Broadcaster knobs, but Dale has always acknowledged that ...
     
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    OK, I stand corrected..
     
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    Aren't those old Dimarzio brass strat saddles or something like that?
     
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    Can't find squat on these saddles. Nothing comming up using a Dimarzio search. Maybe I can have a set machined out of of brass at a local machine shop?
     

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