Narrow 3-saddle bridge??

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by Pirate, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. Pirate

    Pirate TDPRI Member

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    Hi gang, does anyone know if there is a vintage 3 brass saddle bridge with the narrow (Gibson) spacing of 2.0625?

    Thanks
    Chris
     
  2. Ira7

    Ira7 Doctor of Teleocity

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    You can use threaded barrel saddles to maybe make it work.

    But why?

    How the plate would fit, I don't have a clue.
     
  3. tessting1two

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    That's only .0625" less than normal 'vintage' tele spacing of 2 1/8". I think you can easily achieve this with threaded saddles (if you want steel) or file slots in brass saddles to achieve the spacing you want without issue. For best results set the spacing on the E-strings and then use a string spacing ruler to get the correct equal spacing of the other 4 strings.
     
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  4. Pirate

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    Thanks guys. I'm planning a custom Tele build and want to use a P-90 Staple pup in the bridge position so I need the narrow Gibson size string spacing.
     
  5. Bob Arbogast

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    How about this?

    Hwy 1
     
  6. Pirate

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    That Hwy1 looks good, just need a half bridge to fit the P90 in there ;-)
     
  7. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I think that Highway One bridge is gonna yield a string array that's a little too wide.

    Those pickups, IMO you've got to make sure neither of the outboard strings fall outside the pieces. No big deal really if the string falls slightly inside of the closest point to the magnet, but the signal falls off fast when the string is just a little more outboard than the piece.
     
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    I went with the Gotoh hardtail Strat bridge. Just be aware of your string ferrules at the rear. The closer bridge spacings may have them too close together. I only just got away with it on my recent P90s build. You can get ferrules with no lip on the top, vintage style.
     
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  9. Pirate

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