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American Standard Telecaster Bridge w/Bent Steel Saddles

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by FredJr, Feb 13, 2019 at 6:45 PM.

  1. FredJr

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    I am having the worst luck looking for one of these bridges. It is the second generation American Standard bridge in that it does not have the offset, block saddles but rather the bent steel Stratocaster type of saddle. Asking in the forum because I am hoping someone has seen these at a dealer somewhere. Thanks!
     
  2. mfguitar

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  3. FredJr

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    It's finding the bridge base that is the issue.
     
  4. FredJr

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    Been there - they don't have it either. It's not even on Fender's parts list - all they have is the original block saddle bridge.
     
  5. boris bubbanov

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    No, this is for the '86-'07 style bridge. Always been easy to find, for years.

    The one that's Unobtainium is the '08 and newer version, with the FENDER script on it. Specifically, the plate. The saddles, you could get from Bill Callaham (high precision replacement) if you can't get the Fender origin saddles.

    Right away, given you could never get them through Darren Riley, you knew you were in for a tough voyage. I remember one vendor having some, sold with a bridge pickup, for $ 100 a pop or something like that. That had to be 7 years ago or more.
     
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  7. FredJr

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    Thanks everybody but I am done looking - too much trouble -
     
  8. Nick Fanis

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  9. rolloman

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    p.m. sent Don't stop yet. I think I found one but $99
     
  10. FredJr

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  11. boris bubbanov

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    Yeah, that newer bridge is maybe $ 30 better than the early one, but it sure is not $ 100 better. I see $ 100 for a cheap FMIC bridge and I think that's Profiteering.
     
  12. FredJr

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    Yeah Boris - I'm smart enough to figure the obvious for myself. I'd really prefer if you stay out of my threads because you offer nothing of value. That's been my experience every time you've chimed in
     
  13. alexpigment

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    Well, that just happened... Honestly, I don't see anything wrong with Boris's post and he's been an *extremely* knowledgable (I cannot stress this enough) and valuable member here for years. I don't even think he was trying to dissuade you - just giving his two cents on the price. There must be some bad blood elsewhere because I absolutely do not see anything here that would elicit such a rude reply.
     
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  14. FredJr

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    Exactly - some very wise guy replies in the past. I have no use for his wisdom....
     
  15. Singles Forever

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    So I take it you don't want the classic 3 saddle style? You can find stable ones..
     
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