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Graph Tech String Saver Saddle Barrel for Mustang, Jaguar, Jazzmaster, and Jagstang Electric Guitars (Set of 6)   

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OVERVIEW

Made with a unique combination of materials made to enhance tone and dramatically reduce guitar string breakage.

The Graph Tech String Saver Barrel Saddles (PS-8108-00) are superior replacement saddles for Fender Mustang, Jaguar, Jazzmaster, Jagstang electric guitars. These guitar saddles are made with a unique combination of materials that enhance tone and dramatically reduce string breakage.

How does the Graph Tech String Saver work?
A string rests on a metal saddle that binds and locks the string in place. As the string vibrates, it is stressed on a very specific point producing metal fatigue and then string breakage. Each Graph Tech String Saver saddle is impregnated with Teflon, the slipperiest substance on earth. The Teflon in String Savers eases the grip between the saddle and string, spreading the stress over a greater portion of the string, just enough to drastically reduce string breakage. Teflon is 500% more slippery than graphite and is impregnated throughout the String Saver material, so its lubricating properties will never wear out. Use the String Saver barrel saddles for guitar strings that last and last, no matter how hard you play&hellipGraph Tech guarantees it!

What do they sound like?
Metal saddles have a pronounced 2 KHz treble spike that dominates the tonal spectrum. String Saver have a more balanced tone, with highs, mids and big open lows. You will also notice the Graph Tech String Saver barrel saddle produces an increase in sustain by up to 25% over brass saddles and 15% over steel.

FEATURES
  • Reduces string breakage
  • Increases sustain
  • Improves midrange depth
  • Super lubricating
  • Improves tuning
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Inspires confidence
  • Includes an Allen key
SPECIFICATIONS

String Saver Saddle Barrel for Mustang, Jaguar, Jazzmaster, and Jagstang Electric Guitars (Set of 6)

  • Measurements (Approx in inches and millimeters):
    Thickness: 5/16", (0.312"), (7.92mm)
    Length: 13/32", (0.407"), (10.34mm)
    Height: 5/16", (0.312"), (7.92mm)
    E string to E string: 2-1/16", (2.05"), (52.07mm)
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Graph TechString Saver Saddle Barrel for Mustang, Jaguar, Jazzmaster, and Jagstang Electric Guitars (Set of 6)
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (10)
  • Good quality (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Improves sound (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Makes your Jaguar/Jazzmaster playable

The stock saddles sound great, but they are too small to allow you to adjust the bridge so that it is usable. Rather than converting to a Gibson style tailpiece which won't allow the...Read complete review

The stock saddles sound great, but they are too small to allow you to adjust the bridge so that it is usable. Rather than converting to a Gibson style tailpiece which won't allow the tremolo to work very well, these saddles are larger and have a single, centered track for the strings which allow the tremolo to work beautifully. Much better and cheaper than a complete overhaul.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A consistent headache of a purchase

I had these saddles installed by a trusted tech on my Fender Standard Jazzmaster because the saddles that came with it allowed the string to pop out too easily. The guitar played great when...Read complete review

I had these saddles installed by a trusted tech on my Fender Standard Jazzmaster because the saddles that came with it allowed the string to pop out too easily. The guitar played great when I first got it back, but after a few weeks I noticed the bottom saddle's height adjustment screws were really loose and needed to be adjusted every few minutes. I was playing in drop C tuning, so I figured that it was just an issue with the lower tension of the string, but the same issue occurred regardless of the tuning I was in. It has since happened on occasion with nearly every string. I emailed Graph Tech and explained the problem. I got a response fairly quickly and they said they would send me replacements, but then never returned my emails or followed through on said replacements.
What prompted me to write this review was one of the the intonation screws completely falling out while I was playing sitting at my desk. It's just one problem after another with these saddles.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect replacement for stock jaguar saddles

By Empty Beds

from Reno nevada

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Tone

    Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Saddle Barrel for Mustang, Jaguar, Jazzmaster, and Jagstang Electric Guitars (Set of 6):

    At the time that i was ordering the saddles i was very exasperated with the stock jaguar saddles. I read a bunch of things saying put a mustang bridge in it but also found things saying that was bad because of scale lengths. The graphtec saddles came up in a blog and i knew when i saw them they would be great. I got it intonated with the new saddles a few days ago and the resonance and string response are really satisfying it makes me excited about my guitar again.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    A consistent headache of a purchase

    By Mike M

    from Rochester, NY

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

      Cons

      • Not Functional
      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Saddle Barrel for Mustang, Jaguar, Jazzmaster, and Jagstang Electric Guitars (Set of 6):

        I had these saddles installed by a trusted tech on my Fender Standard Jazzmaster because the saddles that came with it allowed the string to pop out too easily. The guitar played great when I first got it back, but after a few weeks I noticed the bottom saddle's height adjustment screws were really loose and needed to be adjusted every few minutes. I was playing in drop C tuning, so I figured that it was just an issue with the lower tension of the string, but the same issue occurred regardless of the tuning I was in. It has since happened on occasion with nearly every string. I emailed Graph Tech and explained the problem. I got a response fairly quickly and they said they would send me replacements, but then never returned my emails or followed through on said replacements.
        What prompted me to write this review was one of the the intonation screws completely falling out while I was playing sitting at my desk. It's just one problem after another with these saddles.

         
        5.0

        Great replacement saddles for Jazzmaster

        By T-Ray

        from Cumming, GA

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Saddle Barrel for Mustang, Jaguar, Jazzmaster, and Jagstang Electric Guitars (Set of 6):

          Great replacement saddles for Jazzmaster. Strings less likely to pop out or stick.

           
          1.0

          String Saver for VM Jaguar

          By zlomo

          from Chattanooga,TN

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Functional

            Best Uses

              Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Saddle Barrel for Mustang, Jaguar, Jazzmaster, and Jagstang Electric Guitars (Set of 6):

              I bought the string savers to improve the sound quality of my Vintage Modified Jaguar. I had recently installed a buzzstop, which works great. I tried installing only one of the string saver saddles on the high E
              string. The adjustment screw for the intonation was difficult to adjust especially when installed. Additionally, when the proper string height was made, the two adjustment screws protruded above the saddle. I decided that any gain of sound would not be worth the hassle of grinding the screws down to make the bridge comfortable to play, so I packaged everything back up and returned the item. I received my refund in just a few days. All is well. The VM Jaguar is a great little guitar. I may just spring for a Mastery bridge and tremelo.

               
              5.0

              TELE W/BIGSBY

              By J.D. Acid-Hands Anderson

              from Santa Cruz,CA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Saddle Barrel for Mustang, Jaguar, Jazzmaster, and Jagstang Electric Guitars (Set of 6):

                These saddles are a must have for replacing originals on Jazzmaster, Mustang style bridges!
                I went to a Mustang bridge to replace the original one on my Jazzmaster, but just recently changed my Tele w/Bigsby from the multiple shallow slotted saddles, the Fender/Bigsby B5 aka(Jazzmaster style)
                came with, to the Graph Tech saddles and what a difference in sustain, even tone and staying in more consistant tune!No question about it I'm putting them on Jazzmaster as well !!!

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Grounding issues on Jazzmasters

                By John

                from NH

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                • Ground issue

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Saddle Barrel for Mustang, Jaguar, Jazzmaster, and Jagstang Electric Guitars (Set of 6):

                These work well, install easy, and sound good. On a Jazzmaster that is grounded to the bridge they cause a problem. Will need to ground guitar to tremolo. Keep this in mind. Other than that, they fix a lot of the problems with Jazzmaster bridges. Easy to intonate.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great upgrade for Squire Jaguar

                By Runningduck30

                from Fort Wayne, IN

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts

                  Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Saddle Barrel for Mustang, Jaguar, Jazzmaster, and Jagstang Electric Guitars (Set of 6):

                  These are very easy to install. I bought them to upgrade a Squier Jaguar I bought for a oldies rock gig later this summer. Original saddles had all the flaws common to the Jaguar design. These fixed the problems with string slipping off the saddle, and the saddle height adjustments are very stable. String spacing is narrower than factory on the Squier by a little, but doesn't cause any problems. That's the only reason I didn't give them the highest rating.
                  I highly recommend these for anyone looking to improve their Jag.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fearless Jazzmaster

                  By Dashkiin

                  from San Carlos, AZ

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Saddle Barrel for Mustang, Jaguar, Jazzmaster, and Jagstang Electric Guitars (Set of 6):

                  These replacement saddles are easy to install and present a significant upgrade from the stock jazzmaster barrel style saddles. My strings stay in place now, whether I'm picking hard, strumming quickly, or even plucking them. A quick and inexpensive fix.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Solve Some of the Old Problems

                  By Noone

                  from Albuquerque, NM

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Solves A Problem

                    Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Saddle Barrel for Mustang, Jaguar, Jazzmaster, and Jagstang Electric Guitars (Set of 6):

                    I have tried just about every type of saddle that are available for the Fender models that use the "Jazzmaster" bridge, including the Warmoth modified bridge for Mustangs. The original saddles had a string "jumping" problem, which this high tech saddle seems to solve, so far. They improve the tremolo function and make a difference in sound quality. I have several different Fender and Marshall amps that I use to evaluate sound quality and I could tell that there was a difference. These replacement saddles are a good way to upgrade any Fender Jazzmaster, Jaguar, Mustang, Jag-Stang, that employ the original style of bridge. with the Fender designed tremolo.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Alive and Well

                    By stratman

                    from Johnston, RI

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Saddle Barrel for Mustang, Jaguar, Jazzmaster, and Jagstang Electric Guitars (Set of 6):

                      Finally after spending money a Buzz Stop and Warmouth Bridge which only help somewhat, I ordered these Graph Tech Saddles and my Jaguar can to life with brightness and sustain,tuning is so much better.Strings don't jump out of saddles, I recommend using at least 10's or 11's and you will be amazed.A good setup should be done when changing gauge of strings.

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