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HeavyDuty

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Nov 7th, 2016 02:29 PM        

Ordered the Glendale - the bridgeplate I need is OOS but should be available in a month or so. I went with brass saddles figuring that's the middle of the road for tone.



pcalu



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Nov 13th, 2016 06:03 AM        

I use to play tele's w/ modern 6 saddle bridges. I think the modern 6 saddle with the heavy plate gives more modern in nature, easier to intonate and IMO.. gives a little (but not much more) sustain<br /> A few years back I got a tele with the vintage 3 saddles/ashtray & really liked it (bought some aftermarket saddles from Rudder's) never looked back. Now that's all I like to play (Tele’s w/ vintage 3 saddles)<br /> You can get so close to correct intonation (where your ears can’t tell) even without compensated saddles if you know what you’re doing... <br /> For me now it’s a “feel thing” traditional. Both are good <br />



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Nov 14th, 2016 03:33 AM        

"You can get so close to correct intonation (where your ears can’t tell) even without compensated saddles if you know what you’re doing..."<br /> <br /> I agree. There are a couple of "tricks" to getting it "right".<br /> I also think that as electronic tuners have become more & more accurate, players (let's call them consumers) have become borderline obsessed with "perfect intonation".<br /> <br /> I've been guilty of this to some extent myself, but have learnt that there's always a bit of compensation that goes into getting a guitar to intonate up & down the neck.<br /> I'm sure many of our favourite recordings from the 50's to 70's were done on instruments that weren't perfect.



HeavyDuty

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Dec 10th, 2016 10:11 AM        

My Glendale AmStd bridgeplate and brass saddles showed up yesterday, and installing them this morning was quick work. I haven't gotten an impression about any tonal changes yet, but the quality of the components is fantastic. More after I ask my guitarist friend to set it up properly, his setups are amazing.



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Dec 14th, 2016 07:37 AM        

Does anyone know if the GT623 saddles are still available? The website says out of stock but also mentions 2011, and looks like it hasn't been updated for a while. I emailed the company.<br /> <br /> Also in looking around I found that Joe Barden does a vintage style 3 saddle bridge which fits onto an American Standard.



vomer

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Dec 15th, 2016 12:56 PM        

I received a reply re the GT623 which said "Sorry<br /> we are no longer supporting that product."



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Apr 7th, 2017 09:51 AM        

Vomer - not sure if you'll see this message - but I have a set of GT623 Tele saddles going spare as I just replaced my American Standard bridge with the full Callaham bridge and three saddle kit.You can have them with pleasure. If I ever sell my Tele I'll just put the original bridge and six saddles back on. I might ask you to pay the postage depending on where you are.



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Apr 7th, 2017 11:20 AM        

daveywhizz = One Cool Cat!



vomer

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Apr 14th, 2017 06:15 AM        

"daveywhizz = One Cool Cat!"<br /> <br /> +1!



steve_crocker



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Jun 9th, 2017 04:54 AM        

So i fitted three barrel brass compensated barrels to my 2000 US Fat telecaster last year. this was primarily for aesthetic reasons. It did indeed look cool but i have decided to revert back to the original 6 barrel. In a live situation where pick attack and right hand action can get a bit more furious i found i was getting a far higher string breakage than was acceptable. First band practice last night back with the six saddle and it just felt better. More comfortable for palm muting and i have to say to my ears and for the style we play Alt rock with a punky edge it sounded much better than the brass. I'll be the first to say i'm kind of gutted but reality was original bridge just better for me. I have other teles with thre barrel brass anyway that i don't use in the band.



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Jun 11th, 2017 01:11 PM        

Years back I converted a Gotoh chrome plated brass bridge plate from six to three saddles on a Hohner TE Custom (Tele clone). It went smoothly and the results are great. I used Wilkinson compensated brass saddles. <br /> <br /> I drilled three holes in the rear of the six-hole rear flange



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Jun 11th, 2017 01:34 PM        

I replaced the bridge on my MIM Cabronita with the Rutters La Burrito<br /> 3 saddle compensated bridge and it really came to life. My only complaint is, the strings still don't quite align with the fidelitron pu's.



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Jun 11th, 2017 01:45 PM        

Yeah, the pole spacing on the Filter is narrower than a standard Tele bridge pickup.<br /> <br /> Not a problem at all though. There's no real detrimental effects--other than the cosmetic appearance (strings-to-screws misalignment).



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