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genius Tele saddle concept...

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Lacking Talent, Dec 5, 2017 at 2:27 AM.

  1. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    I'd add that more than not, my 3 saddle setups have a mix of materials. Usually Alum/Brass/Brass.

    But confess now that I want to make a Titanium bar like this with the center screws. I have some Ti threaded 3x that live on a Birch top on Pine thinline I made after not working on solids in my escapades FWIW.
     

  2. stephent2

    stephent2 Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 22, 2003
    Georgia/Minnesota
    That's a cool look. I would not be a fan of it's function though. I use a 12 inch radius and obviously, that's not adjustable on this saddle. As far as intonation, millions of recordings were made with a lowly Martin D-18 with a one piece saddle which was only slightly compensated, i suspect Torn's design would work just fine for most standard gauge strings.
     
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  3. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Link text shows:

    'Designed to match 9-1/2" radius fretboards, but we've determined it works beautifully on vintage 7-1/4" by having a slightly higher action on the high e-string, reducing choking-out during big bends.'

    I tend to run high action, I am curious about that myself.
     

  4. Evil Funk

    Evil Funk TDPRI Member

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    Sep 23, 2017
    Montana
    don't believe the myth huh? then why all those "options to deal with" if it's just a myth?

    thanks for proving my point.
     

  5. Ripradiant

    Ripradiant Tele-Holic

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    Jul 31, 2014
    Alberta Canada
    I guess you didn't actually read my post. Next time read what was said, then take a while to consider and then comment if you feel the need. If you quote me... I'm going to reply.
     

  6. Sollipsist

    Sollipsist Tele-Meister

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    I do like that someone keeps tying new (ish) things. For me personally, the decision is always between 3 and 6 saddles, so going in the opposite direction seems counterintuitive. But sometimes that's exactly where good new ideas start, so kudos.
     
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  7. Gary in Boston

    Gary in Boston Friend of Leo's

    Apr 17, 2003
    WALTHAM MA
    Kinda like a Les Paul Jr. approach

    Which by the way, I have one, wrap around. For years I thought I'd i had to have a Bad Ass, convert to tun o matic etc etc etc.
    One day I took out the old, original bridge and put it back on.
    Put on the strings
    Tune it up and don't you know it was pretty much dead on in tune
    Amazing really
    Gary
     
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