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Anyone tried brass block saddles on a bullet?

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by fender4life, Oct 6, 2020.

  1. Jazzerclean

    Jazzerclean Tele-Meister

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    Unsure, had all the brass parts for years. I also fabricated the following parts from sheet brass plate, it was not easy but very worth doing.

    Made from sheet brass plate:
    Bridge plate
    Control plate
    Input jack plate
    String tree and spacer
    Neck plate

    Parts i already had:
    Brass machine heads
    Brass saddles
    Brass strap buttons
    Brass knurled control knobs
    1970's zebra humbucker pickup
     
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  2. 68Telebass

    68Telebass Tele-Afflicted

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    Aaarrrggghhh!!!!! NOW someone posts this!! :rolleyes:
    Yeaaahhh- I got the cheap $12 Chinese set for my Bullet mod!!
    Waiting for back order surf green Tele from MF to start my “Projekt” :cool:

    Well, Fingers Crossed they’ll be OK!! o_O
     
  3. fender4life

    fender4life Friend of Leo's

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    That was quick....the brass is out for delivery so i will likely know if the bullet is going to stay or go by tonite, because if that doesn't change what i am not liking about the tone theres nothing left to blame but the neck or body, likely the neck. I have no doubt they will help but i think they aren't going to help enough for me unless those pot metal saddles are just horrifically bad sounding.
     
  4. Wulf

    Wulf Tele-Afflicted

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    yrs ago someone gave me a big box of bits for rewiring his tele.
    amongst the goodies was a brass strat type bridge from an ibanez along with a super 80 ibanez neck pickup.
    the brass saddles fitted my affinity tele using the original squier saddle screws. much better than the pot metal abominations that were originally on it.
    even better is that this tele was a freeby as were the bits...the only money ive spent on it is new strings
    and the block from the ibanez bridge is in another build...with steel saddles...dont know how that sounds yet...unfinished project
     
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