Originally Posted by altouchet
I can't decide which replacement bridge assembly to buy for my American Standard Ash Tele. Can anyone help me decide?
The american standard bridges are totally different between the two. If you want the vintage style look, complete with folded "lip" in a stretched out version, then Glendale is your choice. The Callaham is more like what you have now, except plated brass and with the provision for standard brass saddles. Both exceptional quality.
Generally, I like to match the bridge to the pickup tone. Callaham bridges in general are thicker and tend to tame a bright or microphonic pickup for higher gain rock stuff. The Glendale would be closest to get vintage twang and microphonics out of your Am. Std. All IMHO, YMMV.