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  • Best tele 3-barrel saddles?

    My tele copy saddles seem to be made of some cheap alloy so I want to upgrade. I've come across steel, brass, aluminium, graphtech (whatever material they are) and those compensated wilkinson saddles so far. What do people prefer? (ps. it's the old style 3-barrel bridge)


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    The Wilkinson is the best value by far, followed closely by the Jo Barden

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    • reverberlayed
      reverberlayed commented
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      I have the Callaham compensated brass saddles on my Tele that I like. They were pretty pricey ($40ish IIRC) but I like them. I don't know that I hear a big difference but my intonation has improved with them being compensated.

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    Glendales are good. Pricey but awesome.
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      danswon wrote:

      My tele copy saddles seem to be made of some cheap alloy so I want to upgrade. I've come across steel, brass, aluminium, graphtech (whatever material they are) and those compensated wilkinson saddles so far. What do people prefer? (ps. it's the old style 3-barrel bridge)


      I prefer brass saddles on a tele

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      • Pine Apple Slim
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        I have the compensated Wilkerson bridge on my partscaster, works well and it sounds like a tele should.

        Altho not usually the compensated variety, for max twang some folk use steels on the low a & e and brass on the rest.


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      I like the ashtray.
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      Part of the intonation equation is what strings you use. My Teles all have Fender '52RI brass saddles and are strung with D'Addario EXL110 sets and I have zero intonation issues.
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