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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / Telecaster bridge, three brass barrel saddles with 5 strings

Richard L
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Jun 25th, 2018 02:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

Open G, Keith style, no low E (6th) string. How will the brass barrel saddle react with only one string (5th) pressing on it ? Is this doable or does the saddle twist in an awkward way.

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American Patriot

About as ordinary as you can get.
Jun 26th, 2018 08:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

I think the bridge will work ok. You might have to adjust the screw on the back of the bridge if it does move forward due to uneven tension on the bridge saddle.

Te 52

Laws of Physics

strictly enforced
Jun 26th, 2018 09:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

And I assume you already know that Keith used a modern-style bridge with the sintered saddles that have the intonation screw in line with the string, so no problem of twist.

Richard L
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Jun 26th, 2018 09:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

Te 52 - yes I've seen that, but had my eye on a low-cost tele that is fitted with the 3 barrel saddle. Vintage V52BS.

Thanks both for the input.

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Ooo that sandwich

is gonna get et
Jun 26th, 2018 11:45 AM   Edit   Profile  

It will work perfectly fine with three saddles.

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