The title says it all. I've been spending way too much time reading the archives and pulling my hair out over the bridge and saddles for a build I'm planning. I'm using a Tele bridge and pup, that much I know, but not going for a very traditional tele tone, more for a deep, clear, dynamic surfy kind of sound that can really punch through on the low strings, but retains that Fender openness on the high end. For the bridge plate, I'm thinking something a little thicker than the stock .045-.05" maybe a Callaham or a Rutters cold rolled steel. For saddles, I dunno, seems like steel would be the "fastest" and punchiest sounding, but do those tend towards being piercing or nasal? If brass is more full-bodied, maybe that would be better for this project. But I'm afraid they may sound a little softer. I just don't have the parts-swapping experience to do much more than shoot in the dark here. What do you guys say? Or am I just overthinking this? ...here's the kicker: I want a reverse-slanted bridge pup, so if anyone can recommend me a symmetrically cut, heavy duty replacement bridge that comes in LH, I'll be very grateful!