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Squire 72 thinline saddles?

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by jcpec, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. jcpec

    jcpec TDPRI Member

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    Feb 23, 2011
    New Hampshire
    Just pulled the trigger on a 72 thinline. I am going to be installing a bone nut, cts pots/ three way switch and caps. I was wondering about the saddles. I saw today the Gfs has titanium saddles, has anyone tried these on the 72 thinline? Do any of you have any other upgrade/ mod ideas? For the moment I'm keeping the p/u's stock.

    Thanks
     

  2. zippofan

    zippofan Tele-Meister

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    Mar 16, 2014
    Pennsylvania
    I installed a Gotoh GTC102 bridge, dropped right on and was an improvement over stock IMO.
    I upgraded the switch (Oak Grigsby 3 way) and pots/cap (CTS 500K, Orange drop .022) but I left everything else as is. The higher value pots brought out a little more highs, but the audio taper is shorter. I'll probably experiment more with wiring, maybe the 1 Meg pots that Fender installed with the original WRHB. A new nut is a possibility too, bone or Tusq, I like both.
     

  3. jcpec

    jcpec TDPRI Member

    37
    Feb 23, 2011
    New Hampshire
    Zippofan, thanks for your response. I read that the gotoh bridge you got has a brass plate, any idea what kind of metal is used on the stock bridge?
     

  4. jcpec

    jcpec TDPRI Member

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    Feb 23, 2011
    New Hampshire
    Also I'd love to see if anyone has used the titanium saddles from Gfs ?
     

  5. TimmyV

    TimmyV Tele-Meister

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    Aug 11, 2014
    Ohio

    I didn't know they had titanium saddles but I have used their stainless steel saddles. They are a big improvement over the stock saddles and a slight improvement over the bent steel saddles. Adds more sustain and chime . My opinion though would be to replace it with a brass three saddle bridge.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2014

  6. jackal

    jackal Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Jun 14, 2010
    mojave desert
    My thin line is a little thin sounding (pun not intended), even with SD quarter pounder pickups. The Glendale cold rolled steel saddles are the best so far for this one.
     

  7. bignote

    bignote Tele-Meister

    429
    Aug 10, 2009
    Okinawa, Japan
    Highwood Saddles are the way and the light. Try em' you won't regret it. I have a 72' thin line and these saddles are perfect for it.
     

  8. zippofan

    zippofan Tele-Meister

    404
    Mar 16, 2014
    Pennsylvania
    I used the GFS steel saddles on my MP Thinline P90 to replace the stock bent steel. Titanium makes great watch cases (Citizen, Seiko etc), but I've never heard a guitar with 'em. I'd like to try them some day.
     

  9. jcpec

    jcpec TDPRI Member

    37
    Feb 23, 2011
    New Hampshire
    Thanks all for responding! I was wondering what / how the stock bridge base plate is made? Is it cast metal? Steel or brass? Also I've seen gotoh recommended as a replacement for the stock bridge. There are 2 versions a chrome plated brass or steel. Which might be preferable and why?
     

  10. Marcel

    Marcel TDPRI Member

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    Feb 13, 2007
    The Netherlands

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