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Has anyone ever seen these saddles?

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by CJM3309, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. CJM3309

    CJM3309 Tele-Meister

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    Mar 22, 2009
    Illinois
    I came across this randomly and have never seen saddles like this. Has anyone seen or possibly used them before? I'm just curious if there are more out there or possibly just a one off thing. They just look so out of place on there.

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  2. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Friend of Leo's

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    They LOOK like something home-made to compensate for a mis-positioned bridge plate.
     

  3. El Marin

    El Marin Tele-Meister

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  5. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Friend of Leo's

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    Feb 3, 2017
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    At first I thought it was someone's invention thinking "mass=sustain".....glad to find out it's for a sitar effect....that way I know to avoid like the plague.
     
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  6. CJM3309

    CJM3309 Tele-Meister

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    Mar 22, 2009
    Illinois
    Well I guess that explains it. Well what they are that is, not why you would want them. My initial thought was also a more material, more sustain situation. I will not be checking those out. Thanks for all of the replies!
     

  7. Frontier9

    Frontier9 Friend of Leo's

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    Dec 10, 2007
    Greetings from Sunny New Jersey
    I think it would be worthwhile to have a tele set up with those saddles for those times you want to break out this gem:

     
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  8. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jan 8, 2008
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    Never make fun of the 70s!
     
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  9. Frontier9

    Frontier9 Friend of Leo's

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    Dec 10, 2007
    Greetings from Sunny New Jersey
    Oh, man - I'd never make fun of Redbone! I love that song. I also love that Coral Sitar sound heard in a lot of late '60s - early '70s hits.
     
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  10. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    If they weren't so expensive, I'm just stupid enough to try those saddles on my latest build, which is totally ridiculous to begin with.
     
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