December 17th, 2007, 12:25 AM
Just got a '69 thinline re-issue and want to get compensated saddles but unsure of whether steel or brass because of how thinlines are known for their feedback. I want to maximize the bridge pu for that' twang' without creating an excessive amount of 'screeeetch'. Because I don't have the experiece of most of you here I'd love your all's help.
thanks in advance
December 17th, 2007, 12:30 AM
I love the stock saddles on those. They aren't comp'd, but i left them on both the thinlines i had, intonation be damned. I swapped out the bridgeplate, but left those stock saddles on there.
December 17th, 2007, 12:41 AM
Welcome to the TDPRI!
It's too bad you double posted this because the first response in each of the two forums has some useful info, but it's not threaded together.
I have one of those Teles. Like kp8, I love my stock saddles but not the plate.
December 17th, 2007, 11:17 AM
i went compensated brass, and to my ears, it did what brass usally does: softened the attack a bit, and overall, it enhanced the already "woody" character of the sound of this guitar.
it still twangs like crazy on the bridge, but as a jazz freak, i love how the neck pickup with a little tone rolled off puts me in that "early to mid fifties barney kessel sound" zone.
but to be perfectly honest, there's very little wrong with it stock...it's just a matter of prefernce i have for brass, and i wanted all 3 of my teles to be the same in this department...weird, i know.