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Old January 18th, 2013, 01:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sticking with 6 saddle: good aftermarket?

Played a friends old 3-saddle tele and gotta confess that I prefer the 6 saddle cause it's so much easier to tune (don't hate me, just my experience).

I found a few great sites for hand-tooled aftermarket saddles, looking into my options for material (brass, steel, aluminum). Wanting to capture that "Bakersfield" tone that loved growing up.

Anybody know of any aftermarket 6 saddle bridges for an American Standard Telecaster? While I found several sites for saddles, I haven't found anybody who makes aftermarket bridges in any materials other than brass and stainless steel. I'd much prefer rolled steel like the Fenders of old.

I'm thinking that once I put in my Lollar Alnico 3 pickups and some new saddles I'll get a lot closer to the tone I'm seeking and likely won't need a new bridge plate. Still, if I could find a 6 saddle bridge made of rolled steel it would be the icing on the cake!

BTW, I'd like to thank everybody for all the info I've found here on the forum. I've been lurking for a month before I bought my Tele and the knowledge shared is greatly appreciated.

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Old January 18th, 2013, 04:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think these will fit. But you will have to confirm it.

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bridges,..._for_Tele.html

This is a chrome, black or gold plated heavy brass bridge.

www.armadilloguitar.com

This site has alot of bridges and other accessories. Everything looks pretty heavy duty almost industrial.

www.guitarpartsresource.com

Go to the bridge section and go to the Fender Tele section. They have a 6 piece vintage style setup. Some people aren't very impressed with this model.

Remember, you'll have to confirm if these will fit your guitar. Probably a bunch more out there once you get looking.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 04:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I believe your American Standard uses the three mounting hole pattern for the bridge plate... The gotoh modern bridge is set up to accommodate the four hole pattern. It will not fit. I do think some of the other links posted above have some of the correct plate dimensions, but not sure.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 05:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info.

Found great saddles at Armadillo Guitar. Putting aluminum on the E and A, along with brass on the rest, should be a significant improvement, expecially with the Lollar pickups. With these upgrades I won't really need a nicer bridge plate, but it would certainly be a nice touch!
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Old January 20th, 2013, 12:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The Bakersfield sound is helped immensely with the use of a 60s or early 70s Fender Twin amplifier and no effects just a chord into a amp.
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So everyone can visualize the difference in hole patterns

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Old January 20th, 2013, 02:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The Bakersfield sound is helped immensely with the use of a 60s or early 70s Fender Twin amplifier and no effects just a chord into a amp.
I have a Rivera Venus 3 1x12 with a push/pull for blackface or tweed. I use the blackface setting for the Bakersfield sound and dial the reverb about half-way up. Since it only has one 12" speaker, it can't provide the "twin" sound, but still sounds amazing. I seem to remember reading that Don Rich used a 1x12 at times although I could be mistaken.

I saw a video of Buck using a tweed during a tv show and used the "tweed" setting on my Rivera but quickly pulled the knob for blackface. Pretty much only use the tweed setting for Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and a few other covers.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 04:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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After messing around, I discovered the stock bridge worked just fine. Stick with the stock.
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