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Graph Tech String Saver Saddle IOS 3-piece Telecaster Compensated

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The 3-piece Compensated String Saver IOS Saddles (PS-8163-00) are superior replacement saddles for Fender Telecaster electric guitars. The String Sav...Click To Read More About This Product

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

The 3-piece Compensated String Saver IOS Saddles (PS-8163-00) are superior replacement saddles for Fender Telecaster electric guitars. The String Saver guitar saddle is made with a unique combination of materials made to enhance tone and dramatically reduce string breakage.

How does the Graph Tech String Saver Saddle 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 String Saver guitar saddle is impregnated with Teflon, the slipperiest substance on earth. The Teflon in the String Savers guitar saddle 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 Graph Tech String Saver material, so its lubricating properties will never wear out. Use the String Saver guitar saddle and get 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. The String Saver guitar saddle has a more balanced tone, with highs, mids and big open lows. You will also notice this Graph Tech saddles provides 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

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SPECIFICATIONS
Measurements
  • (Approx in inches and millimeters):
  • Thickness: 5/16", (0.300"), (7.62mm)
  • Length: 27/32", (0.852"), (21.64mm)
  • Height: 5/16", (0.3"), (7.62mm)
  • E string to E string: 2-1/16", (2.076"), (52.73mm)
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Graph TechString Saver Saddle IOS 3-piece Telecaster Compensated
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

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Pros

  • Functional (3)
  • Good quality (3)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sustain!

By [*]rightIgottheblues

from Navarre, FL

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Pros

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

Cons

  • None noted

Best Uses

    Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Saddle IOS 3-piece Telecaster Compensated:

    I put these on a parts-Caster that I converted into an Esquire. For me, it was a toss-up between these and a set of brass saddles. I have 2 other teles with brass saddles and decided to try these out. Right off the bat, I noticed a huge improvement in sustain. They seem to really allow the guitar's true sound to come out. They are a few dollars more than traditional saddles, but I think they were worth the investment!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Performs as Promised

    By Stephen Cambron

    from Portland

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    Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Saddle IOS 3-piece Telecaster Compensated:

    The big question with any barrel-saddle solution is intonation. While it is unrealistic to expect perfection vs. individual saddles, the fact that the guitar is a tempered tuning instrument should be taken into consideration. Even though the 12th fret harmonic to 12 fret tuning and 12th fret harmonic to 7th fret harmonic is there, the standard 5th fret tuning method is not exactly right. But when played in context, in a song chords and single notes sound correct. You might be able to dial it in a little more with a compensated nut (Earvana) if you need that. But I'm very happy with this and it looks and sounds great!
    GraphTech String Saver Saddle IPS 3-piece Telecaster Compensated.

    I was looking for a three screw solution to fit a Wilkinson bridge. Trying to dial in the adjustable Wilkinson brass saddles was too frustrating. These saddles are simple to install. The tone and sustain is great. I use this new Tele project guitar for country, and between the open-grain finished body and a maple neck, this guitar has more than enough twang. Also put on a Tusq nut along with these saddles.
    I have individual String Saver saddles on my other three Fenders. Two Strats and another Tele. No buzzing, great tone/sustain, no string breakage.
    My first experience with GraphTech String Saver was a hip-shot B/G bender tele project back in 1999 and they still work great. The promise of reduced string breakage has been ablsolutely true for me. I've never broken a string on that guitar even with the string bending over the years. My investment of $45 over 13 years = $3.47/per year PLUS reduced string expense due to no breakage!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Tele 3-Piece Compensated Saddles

    By El-Davo

    from Long Island, N.Y. - Go Giants!!!!

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    Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Saddle IOS 3-piece Telecaster Compensated:

    Again I can't say enough about these replacement saddles!!!! At first I was a little weary about replacing the original brass barrel type saddles however, not only did these guys improve my overall sound (sustain for days) theyreally look cool on my Butterscotch Blonde Baja Tele!!!! I noticed a better overall sound plugged streight into my amp, no pedals!!!! Do yourself a favor try this product out, you won't be sorry.
    Awesome saddles, recently installed on my newly purchased Fender "Baja" Telecaster. My guitar now really sings with these suckers !!!!!
    They appear to be really well made, the saddles are impregnated with teflon which basically translates into zero string friction with a substantial reduction in string breakage especially when bending notes.
    Small investment $ for a major overall improvement to your Tele.

     
    4.0

    Performs as advertized

    By Bill

    from Buffalo, NY

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

      Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Saddle IOS 3-piece Telecaster Compensated:

      Product does improve the tone by removing some of the tele stridency and undesirable harmonics, without affecting the overall tele character. It does seem to lower the output some, which is probably why some reviewers perceive it as deadening the tone. People have a natural tendency to think the louder of two tones is superior, even when it isn't. One of the barrel saddles has different compensation than the other two. The instructions do not explain the placement of the saddles. I had to call the company to find out the different saddle is meant to be placed in the middle position for the D and G strings. For my use, I found the compensation on that saddle to not be spot on. I use a wound G string, and suspect the compensation would probably work better with an unwound G. The intonation, however, is still acceptable. I like the appearance of the black colored barrels as they nicely match the black bridge pickup on my tele.

       
      1.0

      Don't bother if you have a Wilkinson back plate!

      By JimiJam

      from Nashville

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Functional

        Best Uses

          Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Saddle IOS 3-piece Telecaster Compensated:

          Saddle screws are too big to get through a Wilkinson back plate unless you want to use a drill... Made only for Fender replacement I guess. I love these saddles but!

          (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Injectin molded plastic .

          By KcJoeJ

          from Mesa , AZ

          Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Saddle IOS 3-piece Telecaster Compensated:

          Just want to point out that these are injection molded plastic . They are NOT metal .

           
          5.0

          Excellent saddles

          By Lee DelMar

          from East Bay, NorCal

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          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • With Bigsby

          Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Saddle IOS 3-piece Telecaster Compensated:

          I bought a Bigsby B5 Telecaster kit for my Highway One Tele. I did not like the Mustang style bridge or the large holes required to mount it. So I got a vitntage style ashtray and relieved it for string clearance and installed these GraphTec saddles. The tone and tuning stability are both excellent, even with the stock (non-locking) tuners. I am very happy with this setup.

           
          5.0

          Graph Tech 3 Barrel Vintage Tele String Saver Sadd

          By Fenderhloic55

          from Southern Maryland

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          Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Saddle IOS 3-piece Telecaster Compensated:

          These are outstanding, the write up is 100% correct! The saddles give more balanced tone, with highs, mids and big open lows. Its no wonder these are sold out alot!!!

           
          5.0

          Added snap, volume, sustain

          By RANDALL

          from undisclosed

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          Comments about Graph Tech String Saver Saddle IOS 3-piece Telecaster Compensated:

          Highky recommend
          These added a substantial improvement to tone, sustain, and volume!

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