Stamped saddle order.

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  1. RotelliCaster

    RotelliCaster Tele-Holic

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    I have a 72 reissue telecaster, that the finish was pulling away from the body.
    I peeled the poly finish off and did a refinished it with Danish oil and renaissance wax.


    Now after reassembling and setting it up I'm struggling with it. All of the saddles seem to be the same length, as well as the intonation screws. The height adjustment screws have two saddles with shorter screws and the rest are taller. I'm not sure of the saddles, according to the screw height.

    The problem: I can not get the 6th E to intimate (sharp after crushing the spring). I. Used the micro tilt This morning in hopes of lengthening the strings, and I got much closer to a better setup but I could not raise the 6th E to intonate flat enough at the 12th with running out of screw height and length.

    Strings and saddles are off at the moment.

    Thanks in advance!
     

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  2. schmee

    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    The short screws go to the outside, the long in the middle.
    Are you sure the low E intonated before you did the work? Many of mine wont quite get there either. I have removed the spring completely on one.
    I dont worry too much about the low E, it seems to pull slightly sharp when fretting high up... but realistically, I rarely fret up there on that string and if I do it's a passing note in a run of notes and no one is ever going to notice.
     
  3. Smylight

    Smylight TDPRI Member

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    Just clip the springs that are too long, or remove them entirely. Not unusual at all on Fenders.

    The micro-tilt does NOT serve this purpose. It is intended to change the neck angle. I suggest you have a look at StewMacs videos on setup. Frudua also has a very good channel on YouTube on the subject.


    Pierre
     
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    guitarbuilder Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Hey stranger....:)
     
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    DavidP Friend of Leo's

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    What Smylight said...
    If hesitant to cut the OEM springs, you might try scavenging old retractable ball point pens and sacrifice/cut one on those.
     
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    RotelliCaster Tele-Holic

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    Thank you for your help folks!

    I went ahead and put the original pickguard back on it since I had it apart again, and I'm glad I did. A pickup cover fell off. After fixing that, getting the saddles in the right order and putting on some 10-47 instead of 10-46, it's radiused, intonation set and sound awesome with the thick poly finish off of it.

    About a half cent flat on the low E at the 12th fret. I can live with that!
     

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