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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:26 pm    Post subject: Compensated Tele saddles... Reply with quote

Just put a set on a guitar I've had for 9 years what a difference intonation is spot on, should've done it years ago...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Building up to doing it on my duo.

Don't want to though, as it plays amazing, and I HATE changing anything, because you never get them back as good as they were before /paranoia

Would quite like better intonation and no rattles though.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bought mine here: http://www.axecaster.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12_40&products_id=128
same place as I bought my hipshot style bridge for my blacktop.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gusman2x wrote:
Would quite like better intonation and no rattles though.


While I love a compensated saddle, they're not going to do owt for your rattles old love.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i toyed with these a while ok, but to be honest the baja is pretty much spot on. have more issue intonating the start than the tele.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got these on my Duo and Tele, no issues, the ones I have are brass for the special tonez...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
Got these on my Duo and Tele, no issues, the ones I have are brass for the special tonez...


my OCD won't let me put brass saddles in a steel bridge... Besides I like the zing.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
gusman2x wrote:
Would quite like better intonation and no rattles though.


While I love a compensated saddle, they're not going to do owt for your rattles old love.


Yeah, I guess so. My reasoning is two fold: Firstly, I can't be bothered to nail varnish the screws in the current saddles because I'm telling myself I'll change them soon enough (I won't). Secondly, I the stock metal work is pretty cheap ass shit, so I thought that the Wilkinson compensated saddles would have better quality screws and threads.

It's all academic, as I daren't touch a thing on it, as it's my favourite player.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gusman2x wrote:
Don't want to though, as it plays amazing, and I HATE changing anything, because you never get them back as good as they were before /paranoia

Would quite like better intonation and no rattles though.
When people say things like that, I think it means you need to get yourself some feeler gauges. There's no art to replacing saddles. It's all science. If you can get your strings to the same height, they will feel the same. You don't even have to pop the strings off.

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While I love a compensated saddle, they're not going to do owt for your rattles old love.
They can, if the saddles were of cheap pot metal and the quality wasn't very good to begin with.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your second quote rather contradicts your first.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

honeyiscool wrote:
gusman2x wrote:
Don't want to though, as it plays amazing, and I HATE changing anything, because you never get them back as good as they were before /paranoia

Would quite like better intonation and no rattles though.
When people say things like that, I think it means you need to get yourself some feeler gauges. There's no art to replacing saddles. It's all science. If you can get your strings to the same height, they will feel the same. You don't even have to pop the strings off.

benecol wrote:
While I love a compensated saddle, they're not going to do owt for your rattles old love.
They can, if the saddles were of cheap pot metal and the quality wasn't very good to begin with.


Yeah I've got feeler gauges. I'm also an engineer, so doing stuff doesn't really bother me. I do however suffer from high levels of neurosis, and if I change anything with a set up I'm happy with, I'm super over critical of the result, and will make myself believe that it's not as good as it was before. I'm basically a worrying idiot.

Probably will take the plunge though. Although I'm in the process of trying to make my mustang sound more mustang like (and thus more like the duo), so it may become a bit of a moot point.
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