flat bridge plate?

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hi all,
i need a flat bridge plate that accommodates a 3-piece saddle set.

recommendations, please? (Callaham is too expensive; need other recommendations.)

i need this to help my friend install his Roland GK synth pickup.

THANKS
 

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Here’s a 3-screw mount with through-body string through holes that are below the 3 screw holes, similar to a ‘90s Squier Tele.
 

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Are you asking about a short bridge plate to work with a non standard tele pickup? I used one of these with my P90 guitar

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Are you asking about a short bridge plate to work with a non standard tele pickup? I used one of these with my P90 guitar

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I think what the OP is doing is fitting a Roland GK-3 pickup between the saddles and the bridge pickup (it should be between 10 & 20mm from the bridge saddles).

Here’s a bad photo of my Elite Tele with one fitted temporarily using gaffa tape: in the end I didn’t use it on this guitar because the GK-3 isn’t too good with such a flat string radius (compound 9.5-14”) so it went on a different guitar.
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This bridge wouldn’t meet the OP’s requirements because it’s got 6 saddles, but this is the essence of what he’s trying to do. Because of the lip round a traditional Tele bridge you can’t get a GK-3 fitted (it wouldn’t work on my Shergold, which has a traditional Tele style bridge with sidewalls).
 

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I think what the OP is doing is fitting a Roland GK-3 pickup between the saddles and the bridge pickup (it should be between 10 & 20mm from the bridge saddles).

Here’s a bad photo of my Elite Tele with one fitted temporarily using gaffa tape: in the end I didn’t use it on this guitar because the GK-3 isn’t too good with such a flat string radius (compound 9.5-14”) so it went on a different guitar.
This bridge wouldn’t meet the OP’s requirements because it’s got 6 saddles, but this is the essence of what he’s trying to do. Because of the lip round a traditional Tele bridge you can’t get a GK-3 fitted (it wouldn’t work on my Shergold, which has a traditional Tele style bridge with sidewalls).
Thank you, now I understand. I ran into one of those on a doubleneck that crossed my workbench. I asked the owner about it, he shrugged and said "sometimes you might want your guitar to sound like an oboe".

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That guitar had the usual 12 inch ToM radius and the pickup fit just in front of the bridge but not touching it.
 

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Thank you, now I understand. I ran into one of those on a doubleneck that crossed my workbench. I asked the owner about it, he shrugged and said "sometimes you might want your guitar to sound like an oboe".

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That guitar had the usual 12 inch ToM radius and the pickup fit just in front of the bridge but not touching it.
And sometimes you want a 12-string! I mostly use mine for 12-string and acoustic sounds, but it’s fun to have a bunch of other sounds on tap.
The GK-3 comes with a very neat adaptor plate to fit on the posts of a TOM, which is what your twinneck client is using.
 

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How much are you willing to pay, since you consider Callaham pricey? GOTOH makes some but for US, I can only find them to purchase on eBay. And they aren’t real cheap. If you’re open to a used one, you might look for one in the TDPRI classifieds. Or if you’re willing to do a little work yourself, you could get an MIM Standard one that was made for 6 block saddles and drill the necessary 3 additional holes in the bottom lip. If you do that you can even reuse the old six saddle intonation screw holes as top loading holes.
 




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