NGD 2010 Squire CV custom but slotted steel saddles?

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  1. Seattlesurfer

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    Best $300 guitar - ever but not sure about the slotted steel saddles? Anyone have similar experience with these saddles?
     

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    I didn’t give them a fair shot to be honest. Swapped em right away.
    Cool guitar. Congratulations!
     
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    Congrats.
     
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    I swapped 'em out for stepped saddles, then swapped those for grooved brass ( large diameter ), then swapped those for normal diameter brass, then went back to the steel.

    Played clean, there's minimal difference. get some grind going, and there's none. Played acoustically, the steels zing a little more.

    Fiddle to your hearts content, it's your guitar. The steel ones work just fine. Give them a few weeks and a string change.
     
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    My understanding is that Fender used threaded steel saddles from the late 50's through late 60's. That's what comes standard with the '62 AVRI as well (see pic in profile).
     
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    It might be worth checking out a few YouTube vids if you havent got any direct comparisons close at hand. Like check against brass, chrome, compensated saddles etc. Good luck.
     
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    If you wanna swap them out and are looking aftermarket, check out Bensonite Fat Saddles. Contact @Kmaxbrady on here; he makes and sells them. Also, he is here in the PNW.
     
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    Experience = Great Advice.

    I actually liked steel saddles over brass on my CVC when I had it.
     
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    Because that's what came on the Customs they're trying to reproduce.

    I like 'em on my CVC. I've got some on others too.
     
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    I don't mind them on the AO Jazzmaster. Give them a try!
     
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    Nice!

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    in my 2017 CVC these saddles caused serious tuning issues. intonation was also difficult to get right. i had to retune every ten, twenty minutes or so. then i swapped entire bridge assembly for fender plate with plain steel saddles. much better tuning, intonation and resonance. but it can be individual to my guitar only.
     
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