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Narrow 3-saddle bridge??

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

  1. Pirate

    Pirate TDPRI Member

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    May 28, 2006
    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 Poster Extraordinaire

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    61
    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    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

    tessting1two Tele-Meister

    329
    Apr 13, 2014
    Southern California
    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

    Pirate TDPRI Member

    9
    May 28, 2006
    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. Pirate

    Pirate TDPRI Member

    9
    May 28, 2006
    That Hwy1 looks good, just need a half bridge to fit the P90 in there ;-)
     

  6. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    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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  7. Crafty Fox

    Crafty Fox Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 25, 2011
    Perth Australia
    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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  8. Pirate

    Pirate TDPRI Member

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    May 28, 2006

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