Fat Saddles in stock. Polished Brass, tumbled Brass, left handed sets, Aluminum, check it out.

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  1. Kmaxbrady

    Kmaxbrady Tele-Meister

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    Hey guys, I have saddles in stock again if anyone is interested. I've had some builders contact me recently asking about buying in larger quantities. If you are a builder/shop owner I can save you on shipping and sales tax.

    And as always I'd love your feedback good or bad, thanks!

    https://reverb.com/shop/kendalls-gear-garage-16

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    Steel is coming soon, as well as full aluminum sets.
     
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    Here's more details:

    Includes:
    -3 saddles
    -3 intonation screws
    -6 set screws
    -3 springs
    -Allen wrench for adjusting set screws

    Info:
    -For Telecaster or Tele style guitar
    -Standard 2 1/8 inch spacing

    -CNC machined from 1/2” diameter 360 brass or 6061 aluminum
    -String grooves milled slightly offset for improved intonation
    -Slot profiles cut so each string rests on an identical contact point
    -Set screws won't stick up and dig into your hand, nice smooth surface for palm muting. Also, I use 4-40 set screws instead of the standard 6-30, this concentrates the down pressure into a smaller total surface area. Does this do anything to the tone? I'll let you decide, but I thought it was a good idea.
    -Saddles are milled flat on the bottom, this combined with the deep string slots allows you to achieve the same low action you get with your standard saddles.
    -Made in Oregon!
     
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  4. RickLafayette

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    I'm ready for your first aluminum / steel set. Post here as I don't always follow Reverb.
     
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    Aluminum for the E and A string and steel for the rest? Or aluminum for the B and E?
     
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    E-A: aluminum, D-G: steel, B-E: steel
     
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    These look interesting; what difference do they make to the guitar? Oh, and do you post outside the US?
     
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    They are compensated to give much improved intonation. And they are way more comfortable under the hand. Plus in my biased opinion they look killer.
    Yes. Where do you live?
     
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    I'm in the UK. I may be interested in a set.
     
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    I received my set of unpolished brass saddles in the mail today. They "look" good, and I was going to install right away, except I can't. The screws that attach the saddles to the bridge are too large (diameter) for the holes in the back of the bridge. It's a "normal", standard Wilkinson "vintage style" bridge. To drill out the holes, I'm gonna have to remove the bridge from the body, and carefully (so as not to mar guitar) enlarge the holes. I've changed other brands of saddles on a number of different bridges, and didn't have this issue.
    On a positive note, the saddles "appear" to be exactly as described......comfortable, and look like string spacing will be good. I just wish the screws had been a "conventional" size. Has anyone else mentioned this?
     
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    Darn that’s a bummer. If you don’t want to mod your bridge you can return them even if it’s past the 14 days. I use 6-32 intonation screws because it’s the same used on Fender vintage saddles. Has anyone else had a problem?
     
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