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B5 Bigsby Saddle replacements

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by ejb222, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. ejb222

    ejb222 Tele-Holic

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    A few years ago I installed a B5 on my Tele. I dig having a Bigsby, but there is enough downside that I almost regret it. The first issue I have is that the saddles are junk. The allen screws to adjust saddle height never, NEVER, stay in place. If I'm not careful, I bet I could lose one. The intonation adjustment screws are a pain to get to. And restringing the guitar is a pain, but that I can get over.
    Are there any saddle upgrades that y'all might recommend or should I remove, fill those giant holes, redrill the old holes and try to set up as stock or with stock bridge?
    Am I alone with these complaints?
     
  2. Nick Fanis

    Nick Fanis Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    Without telling us what KIND of bridge you are NOW using we can not help you
     
  3. ejb222

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    This one
     
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    OpenG Capo4 Friend of Leo's

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    I did one with a B5 and a Mastery bridge and it was awesome.
     
  6. ejb222

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    Whoa! Those mastery bridges look awesome, but holy empty your pockets, batman! I'll have to call up staytrem. Thanks!
     
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