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Comments about Fender Vintage Tele 3-Saddle Bridge:
Terrific bridge. I built my own ash Tele to get the playability and action I wanted without paying over a thousand bucks. The bridge proved to be an issue since day one. The no name bridge I bought originally had a dead sound so that was quickly removed and replaced with a compatible part from another dealer. I went for the 6 saddle bridge from this dealer in an attempt to get good intonation on the instrument. When the bridge arrived, the string slots on the saddles were offset and, as expected, these flipped when the strings were tightened and also sounded like mud! (btw a bad review posted on this dealers website was never published, unlike the Musicians Friend reviews).
I tried going for the modern bridge but this did not fit the routing on the body and I did not feel like re routing the instrument. Eventually I went for the Fender bridge with the three brass saddles and the difference was like night and day! The instrument now sounds like a Tele should, crisp and twangy. Ok, the intonation is slightly off but so slightly to be unnoticeable to all but the most picky ear.
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