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genius Tele saddle concept...

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Lacking Talent, Dec 5, 2017.

  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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    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-Afflicted

    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-Afflicted

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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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  8. user34603

    user34603 Tele-Meister

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    ... I likes it a lot !
     
  9. nopicknick

    nopicknick Tele-Meister

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    I like the idea of no holes on top of the saddle for the strings to buzz on.
     
  10. tfarny

    tfarny Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 4, 2008
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Different for the sake of different, with all the disadvantages already mentioned. I have never once seen any evidence posted by any boutique bridge maker that their product improves the sound of an electric guitar - it might be that they are good for tone, but they never offer up any evidence. When I have gone with expensive bridges the only definite thing better about them is they don't have sharp edges. Pickup makers at least post sound clips. In my experience, "increased sustain" isn't necessarily what you're looking for in a bridge anyhow. They have compressors for that and they are very effective!
     
  11. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    Why would anyone want to limit accuracy this way?
    Six saddles, still sometimes difficult to intone, but possible.
     
  12. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Maybe it’s the type of music I play, but I have never yet played a properly set up electric guitar and thought, dang, this needs more sustain!
     
  13. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
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