I just put my vera set of saddles on my Warmoth tele last night. This guitar is/was mahogany with a maple cap and a solid rosewood fat neck, barden pups and Glendale bridge w/ their brass saddles(E/A is aluminum). It suffered most from the "icepick" syndrome, more than any of my other teles. While it cut through very nicely, it really limited its use. I put the vera JP Woodtone saddles on, and I can tell a distinct difference even unplugged. Given that my 2 year old son takes most of my free time and energy, I will have to fine tune the intonation tonight, but just playing around with it as-is, the tone has softened up noticeably. I am very happy. As soon as I get around to getting a 3-saddle modern bridge for my Fender Deluxe, I will be putting another set on that guitar. Thanks!