Replacement saddles for your Tele Bridge...
Our newest Saddles - Offset Compensated Tele saddles...
They are specially designed for sets of strings ranging from 8's all the way to 13's with accurate intonation. They are v groove notched so no string slipping, minimum wear, reduced string noise and buzz at the saddle and more contact from the string to the saddle. Even the set screws were designed with a special end so they make the most contact possible to your bridge plate. They are asymmetrical so they can be flipped upside down for a left hand set so no more buying extra saddles or having stragglers
Tonemission “to make the guitar sound at its best”. To get the best our of your Telecaster’s real potential a simple way to make it sound even better. Thesee new "Offset compensated" bridge saddles, cut out from solid block material, create a stunning tone quality you never heard before from your guitar, while the unique shape dramatically improve the octave tuning. The saddles aren't marked because they're asymmetrical. The two that are positioned the same are for the E/A and B/e while the other is for D/G String.
Brass-Steel-Alu whats the difference in sound?
Disclaimer: tone is extremely subjective and every guitar is different so pleas keep that in mind with what I am saying on here. First of all I will have to say that the main difference in brass, steel and aluminum is to my ears the midrange focus.
Brass: Your traditional 50's tele tone. Softer lows but still retains snap. Pushed mids and softer highs as compares to the other 2 materials. Softer attack that lends really well to traditional tele playing styles. This is usually my favorite for teles where I run the bridge pickup as my core tone. Can add to the honky character of a guitar if you have hot pickups and an amp that's heavy in the mids. Great for adding some punch to lower/vintage output pickups.
Steel: Steel has been used in early broadcasters then again in the late 50's and through the 70's. Typically in the threaded rod saddle style. Comparatively to brass, steel is a little more even with less midrange push and a tighter low and high end. This is your ideal Bakersfield tone or if you are looking to add some chime and twang to your sound. There is good presence and clarity. On certain guitars/rigs though steel can thin out a guitar because of the lower midrange.
Aluminum: Typically used in just the E/A position to add some extra snap to the wound strings. Aluminum has the least midrange of the three materials and has an a woody tone. The highs can be a bit strident on the plain strings and the low end is the tightest of the 3.
The diameter of the saddles can change the sustain, punch and snap/twang.,
5/16" - 50's tone, punchy, good sustain. May pose an issue with bottoming out with a low neck set.
1/4" -60's tone, bright, thinner in some cases and snappier. Works better for lower neck sets where the larger diameter bottom out too quickly.