I have been guaitly of hopping on the bandwagon in the past as far as GAS'ing for expensive, boutique, aftermarket Tele bridges and saddles, and although I will admit there is a difference in tone, I was not impressed enough to really, honestly think it make a worth-while difference. This idea was reinforced recently when I was fortunate to score a closet classic so to speak, 1976 Fender Precision bass. The previous owner apparently had it locked away in a closet for 20+ years, only to recently sell it to me with a crappy solid state amp for a ridiculously low price ($250). During the basses life someone got the idea of replacing the stock bridge with a Leo Quann Badass II, which for the non-bass players, is a very heavy, dense, high-mass bridge. I always thought that these bridges were the best there is, and was stoked that it already had this bridge installed, but after playing the bass I thought I had a dud, and thought to myself, "this is why people hate '70's Fenders', because it sounded generic and lifeless. I decided to return the bass back to as close to stock as I could within reason and still not break the bank, so I bought a new OEM fender bridge (essentially the same bridge that was on the bass back on the day, but not one that was made back in the day, because tonally they are the same, but the new one is a 10th of the cost.) The difference was unbelievable. The bass came alive, was more resonant and vibrant, more woody and punchy. I swear that the thicker, high mass Badass II bridge acted more like a mute which deadened the sound of the bass instead of enhance it. Just with that simple change to the OEM bridge, it made the bass sound like a real P bass. So I am wondering what the opinions are regarding these aftermarket bridges for Teles? Some scoff at the cheap, thin, pot metal bridges that come standard on a lot of out guitars, but I am starting to think that these crappy little bridge plates actually contribute to the true Tele sound, and let the sound of the wood and body of the guitar transfer though to the strings, as opposed to something heavier and thicker. What's your opinion?