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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / Fender American Standard almost perfect

Tony F

Long Island, NY

When you come to fork in road take it
Dec 7th, 2016 03:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I love my MIA standard! I've owned many Fenders in my day and think the newer american stanards are as good as anything I've ever seen from Fender. Just one flaw, why are there no grooves in the bridge saddles???? Everytime I pick up my tele I have to center the strings that I bend. With all the R&D that went into this awesome guitar why this issue?

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Dec 7th, 2016 03:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Add some grooves.

Fender didn't do it in the 50s, so why start now? (sarcasm aimed at nostalgia)

Tony F

Long Island, NY

When you come to fork in road take it
Dec 7th, 2016 04:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I guess I'm use to the barrell sadles with grooves.
Do I need to know anything before I break out a file? I don't want strings breaking or getting hung up in the grooves.


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Merrill, Wisconsin

Age is just a number...mine is big
Dec 8th, 2016 09:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

When it's time to change strings, strike each string where the string touches the saddle. I've used a 4" length of hardwood dowel and a plastic hammer. This will indent the saddle sufficiently to hold it.

An alternative to filing.

Tony F

Long Island, NY

When you come to fork in road take it
Dec 8th, 2016 05:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Steve.

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