Originally Posted by KC
well, I'm one of the deluded majority around here who thinks that the 3-saddle bridge is a big part of tele tone -- not trying to start anything, really, fellas ....
The diving board action of the thinner metal bridge attached to the body at one end only, coupled with the "phat" 3-saddle bridge, adds to the volatile, microphonic characteristic of a tele. I once swapped the stock bridge plate for a heavy, 6-saddle bridge plate only to discover I'd lost all of the "vibe" I liked about the guitar. Hassle that it was, I swapped back within a day.