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Introducing the Tele Mastery Bridge


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Why? Do tele bridges have inherent problems or something?

 

This was my original reaction.

 

Although I will say that I only really like Teles with the 3 saddle brass bridges.

 

I'd love to be able to hear before and after clips of the same guitar. There are so many variables with that though.

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This was my original reaction.


Although I will say that I only really like Teles with the 3 saddle brass bridges.


I'd love to be able to hear before and after clips of the same guitar. There are so many variables with that though.

 

 

Definitely clips would be good. Not that i have a tele (yet)

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The 3 saddle bridges do. They inherently do not allow for precise intonation. That's why there are a lot of compensated saddles for Tele....to allow for better intonation.

 

But after having a look at the link in the OP, I'm not convinced the Mastery bridge would be any better in terms of intonation than a good set of three-saddle compensated saddles. The only advantage I see for the Mastery is the fact that there are three strings per "saddle" instead of two on the usual Tele (and compensated replacement) saddles, so you get greater down pressure per saddle, with potential benefits in terms of sustain and tone.

 

I remain skeptical that it would be worth the $160 price tag vs adding a pair of $10-12 compensated saddles to your stock 3 saddle Tele bridge. Since I have never tried it, that's pure supposition and speculation on my part. :idk:

 

http://wd-music-products.amazonwebstore.com/COMPENSATED-TELE-BRIDGE-SADDLE-SET-BRASS/M/B006X0U1W8.htm?traffic_src=froogle&utm_medium=CSE&utm_source=froogle

 

http://wd-music-products.amazonwebstore.com/COMPENSATED-TELE-BRIDGE-SADDLE-SET-ALUMINUM/M/B006X0U1QO.htm?traffic_src=froogle&utm_medium=CSE&utm_source=froogle

 

http://wd-music-products.amazonwebstore.com/COMPENSATED-TELE-BRIDGE-SADDLE-SET-STEELNICKEL/M/B006X0U22C.htm?traffic_src=froogle&utm_medium=CSE&utm_source=froogle

 

http://store.rsguitarworks.net/nBRSRSCOMPTL.html

 

FWIW, I'm using the WD brass saddles on my Duo Sonic, and the RS saddles on my Tele, and both sound fantastic, and both intonate well.

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But after having a look at the link in the OP, I'm not convinced the Mastery bridge would be
any
better in terms of intonation than a good set of three-saddle compensated saddles. The only advantage I see for the Mastery is the fact that there are three strings per "saddle" instead of two on the usual Tele (and compensated replacement) saddles, so you get greater down pressure per saddle, with potential benefits in terms of sustain and tone.


I remain skeptical that it would be worth the $160 price tag vs adding a pair of $10-12 compensated saddles to your stock 3 saddle Tele bridge. Since I have never tried it, that's pure supposition and speculation on my part.
:idk:

http://wd-music-products.amazonwebstore.com/COMPENSATED-TELE-BRIDGE-SADDLE-SET-BRASS/M/B006X0U1W8.htm?traffic_src=froogle&utm_medium=CSE&utm_source=froogle


http://wd-music-products.amazonwebstore.com/COMPENSATED-TELE-BRIDGE-SADDLE-SET-ALUMINUM/M/B006X0U1QO.htm?traffic_src=froogle&utm_medium=CSE&utm_source=froogle


http://wd-music-products.amazonwebstore.com/COMPENSATED-TELE-BRIDGE-SADDLE-SET-STEELNICKEL/M/B006X0U22C.htm?traffic_src=froogle&utm_medium=CSE&utm_source=froogle


http://store.rsguitarworks.net/nBRSRSCOMPTL.html


FWIW, I'm using the WD brass saddles on my Duo Sonic, and the RS saddles on my Tele, and both sound fantastic, and both intonate well.

 

Phil whats the difference in tone between brass and steel saddles? I thinking about getting a set for my '66..

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Phil whats the difference in tone between brass and steel saddles? I thinking about getting a set for my '66..

 

I dont find much a difference between brass and steel

 

I use Glendale smooth steel non intonating

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and also CJ Tooling intonating smooth cold rolled steel ($25!)

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thats what was used on the original broadcasters, 5/16" smooth steel

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Phil whats the difference in tone between brass and steel saddles? I thinking about getting a set for my '66..

 

I personally use Callahan Compensated Steel saddles on my '52 and they are tits :thu: I have found steel to be much brighter and clearer sounding. The brass were great, no question. something very authentic and genuine about their tone. But compared to the Callahan's, they sounded dark and muddy. I'll never go back.

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