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String Saver Originals Strat & Tele 2-1/16" Spacing are a unique combination of materials made to enhance tone and dramatically reduce string breakage.

How do they work? A string resting on a metal saddle binds and locks the string in place. As the string vibrates, it stresses the string on a very specific point producing metal fatigue and then string breakage. Each 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. For string breakage reduction the difference is dramatic. Strings that last and last, no matter how hard you play...we guarantee it!

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

* Reduces string breakage
* Increases sustain
* Improves midrange depth
* Super lubricating
* Improves tuning
* Corrosion resistant
* Inspires confidence

String Saver Originals are made entirely of our String Saver material.

Combining the microscopic lubricant technology of String Saver with the classic look of steel.


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SPECIFICATIONS

String Saver Originals Strat & Tele 2-1/16" Spacing

  • Measurements
  • Thickness: 13/32" (10.41mm)
  • Length: 13/16" (20.7mm)
  • Height: 7/32" (5.84mm)
  • E-to-E: 2-1/16" (52.73mm)
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Graph TechString Saver Originals Strat & Tele 2-1/16" Spacing
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

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Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (5)
  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (5), Experienced (4)

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5.0

All Pros no Cons

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from Greater LA

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Pros

  • Functional

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Originals Strat & Tele 2-1/16" Spacing:

      These are for Narrow-spaced applications.

      SOUND: Just as good as anything else I've tried, plausibly even the best.
      STRING BREAKAGE: String life really IS extended, by a HUGE amount
      ADJUSTABILITY: The allen screws, action/height adjustment use a .050" hex wrench and are threaded to American specs. They are held firm and do not vibrate loose or change.

      Although I love brass saddles, these really are the best there is IMO. If you buy these, you will be glad you did. Period.

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      5.0

      Made a way bigger difference than I expected

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      from Delray Beach

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      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • As bridge saddles, derp xD

        Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Originals Strat & Tele 2-1/16" Spacing:

        I threw these on my MiM tele and not only do the feel better, but the entire guitar is more resonant and the clarity of the guitar has improved as well. I really wasn't expecting these to make this much of a difference. 5/5! Would recommend on any tele / strat.

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        4.0

        Very Pleased with product

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        from New Castle, PA

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Originals Strat & Tele 2-1/16" Spacing:

          I play in an active band and don't have to worry about breaking strings,,,,,,I have these on all my guitars now.

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          5.0

          Required hardware

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          from Atlanta

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

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              Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Originals Strat & Tele 2-1/16" Spacing:

              I put these on my MIM Strat 5 or 6 years ago along with a String Saver nut to fix a problem with the B string breaking at all the wrong times (is there a right time?). It's been my go-to guitar ever since. It noticeably warmed the tone - less harsh - and I don't think I've broken a string since. After several years, I am still a huge fan.

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              4.0

              Sustain for Days

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              from Conneaut , OH

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              Pros

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

              Cons

              • A Few Little Things

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Originals Strat & Tele 2-1/16" Spacing:

              These things are awesome. had them for a while now .. been playing the same set of strings on em for 8 months I know its a while for a set of strings but I wanted to put these to the test.
              I have no lie either used it during practice of for sweaty gigs every weekend since for 8 months.
              1 As long as you wipe your strings off after gigs which should be a habbit anyway this will help out with string life.
              2 Sustain is improved a lot.
              3 With this being a softer material they actually help in that unwanted body sound for those who don't gate your rigs our guitar lines. its not a muter by any means but I did notice the guitar is a little more straight forward.
              4 My main dislike is after putting them on im not sure what or why but its like I lost 50% of my pinch mutes with this guitar. it kinda makes me scared to upgrade my les paul styled bridge on other guitars with this.
              5 For those who use these and play low low action I play mine around 4/64s and I use this guitar as one of my main guitars a lot of hand movement on the picking hand .. I wish the studs were shorter cuz my hand looks like a cat I don't own got ahold of it some nights ..
              I WOULD RECOMMEND this product to anyone who maybe looking for their first nice upgrade to a hodgepoj guitar .. or even an experienced jazz musician .. for metal dudes this is a great buy for the Backup guitar if you not changing your strings every gig that is .. but if your the weekend warrior and always have the backup with ya if you play a guitar that needs this type of bridge and its your backup definitely worth the buy will deal with the gnarliest bends .. sweat .. and hand oil .. no rust .. with good care these are a really good option for most people especially the new guitar player trying to turn the only guitar they got into a decent thing this will save you money on strings and sounds better.

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              5.0

              Pay for themselves in a year!

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              from Tampa, FL

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Originals Strat & Tele 2-1/16" Spacing:

                These saddles virtually stopped all string breakage! I used to have huge problems with breaking strings, as I'm a heavy bender and use the tremolo bar a lot, the only time I break a string after using these is when the strings are so worn out, they sound bad anyway. They change your tone, but you can tweak the amp, and the gain in sustain is amazing! This is one of those few products that simply does what it's supposed to!

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                5.0

                nice upgrade for old mim strat

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                from queens, ny

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                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

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                    Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Originals Strat & Tele 2-1/16" Spacing:

                    bought these to replace my old rusty mim strat saddles. also switched to a black pickguard, black pickups, and black knobs (sunburst finish), so thought these would be a cool contrast with the chrome bridge- it looks really sweet. as far as sound, i cant tell a difference, and ive never had a problem with string breakage. the largest difference is in a situation where i'm palm muting, these have a much different feel, but i kind of prefer it i think. well worth the price.

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                    5.0

                    String savers for sure

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                    from Port. OR

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup

                      Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Originals Strat & Tele 2-1/16" Spacing:

                      These saddles are really nice. They did change the sound from the guitar but with a few tweaks of the amp., no problem. They have a nice smooth feel unlike the old Mexi. Strat saddles. I haven't broken any strings lately and play it all the time. Beautifully made. Will put these on my USA Strat for sure.
                      Well worth the money!

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                      5.0

                      Simple inexpensive mod

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                      from Always in a State of Missiouri

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Originals Strat & Tele 2-1/16" Spacing:

                        I had these on a Strat that was stolen from me. Upon getting a new Strat I immediately got another set for it.

                        Ive never really had much issue with string breakage on my Strat. I do notice my strings tend to last a little longer.

                        I bought these mainly for the change in tone. They seem to smooth and warm up the tone. The strings seem to resonate a little better. Its not a huge gain but if that's the sound you're going for, every little bit helps.

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