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Is there a Fender modern bridge with brass saddles?

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Crix1990, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. Crix1990

    Crix1990 TDPRI Member

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    Hi there,

    I really want to use a modern bridge.
    But I heared that the vintage ones sounds best because of the brass saddles.

    So a bridge like the Gotoh GTC 201 might be the best.

    Is there any alternative from Fender?

    Regards,
    Felix
     
  2. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Friend of Leo's

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    Well, you heard wrong. It's a matter of opinion what sounds "best," and everyone's wants are different. There is no hands down "best" for everyone and every situation.

    Play what you have before deciding it isn't good enough based on what you "heard."

    The easiest route to take if you want to change saddle material is to just change the saddles.

    And no, I don't think you'll get what you want directly from Fender.
     
  3. Lucius Paisley

    Lucius Paisley Tele-Holic

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    But you "really want to use a modern bridge".

    Do you or don't you?
     
  4. Crix1990

    Crix1990 TDPRI Member

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    It's for a Partcaster (so my first Tele), so I have no reference... ;(

    Yest, the modern is a must:
    I hate the vintage look.
    I really want to be able to adjust all strings by their own (ok, I know there are some vintage bridges with 6 saddles).
     
  5. J. Bonkosky

    J. Bonkosky Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    American professional tele bridge. Here is the fender part number 0992005000.
     
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    DeepDangler Tele-Meister

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    The differences between the modern bridge and the brass 3 saddle are so subtle most players couldn’t identify them in a blind test. You can always get brass, titanium, or aluminum saddles later if you want to go down the rabbit hole.
     
  7. Nick Fanis

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    Yes there's one,the American Ultra,Elite and Deluxe have it stock from the factory but if your Tele body has the original vintage bridge hole pattern it's not a drop in replacement,it won't fit due to the different mounting screw pattern.
    Go with the Gotoh, it's the best bridge out there anyhow.
     
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  8. Nick Fanis

    Nick Fanis Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    This is just a variation of the vintage bridge the op hates,



    won't do the trick
     
  9. SPUDCASTER

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    You're obviously not a Tele purist. That's not a slam. Build it the way you want it.

    Go with the Gotoh. At that price it should be a no brainer.
     
  10. 53Strat

    53Strat Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    My Custom Classic has a modern 6 saddle bridge with chrome plated brass saddles. The most authentic Tele sound to my ears compared with two 3 saddle brass bridges
    I own on two other Tele's.
     
  11. Sax-son

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    Gotoh modern bridges have the brass saddles. They are chrome plated, but brass just the same
     
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    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's

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    And I would say whatever difference there is is down to the overall bridge design more than the saddle material.
     
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  13. Crix1990

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    Did anyone here ever tried the Kluson/Göldo HW 40C bridge?
    It reminds me much in the Gotho and seems to be sold much more in Germany than the Gotho one (but I can not find much about it outside of the shops).
     
  14. J. Bonkosky

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    If you like that kluson bridge here is the fender version.
    Fender 099-0807 American Standard Telecaster Bridge Assembly
     
  15. 50hz

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    Get a full brass keef style bridge and have the best of both worlds.
     
  16. arlum

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    Just a thought to share.

    Sometimes equipment selection has more to do with the vibe it produces for the player than any actual tonal change anyone in the audience could ever possibly hear. It's a silly observation but I've seen it in myself. A Telecaster sporting an ashtray mounted Tele pickup with 3 brass bridge saddles, (my avatar), makes me feel like, (and play much closer to), an old fashion Telecaster player in a country or blue's band format. The tone also seems to shift to what my mind thinks is perfect for that format. I doubt anyone else hears what I'm hearing or feels what I'm feeling. For me ... it just works.
     
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    You can find after market brass saddles online. I bought some for a strat partscaster project.
     
  18. carpenter

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    D 20200815_182239.jpg on't know what make this one is but i liked it.Guitar teacher gave it to me 38 years ago.
     
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