Tele aluminum and steel saddles

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Tele aluminum and steel saddles

Postby chupy on Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:55 pm

As you all know I mess with my guitars constantly and now im tired of the brass saddles on my Tele's. How does the aluminum and steel saddles compare tone wise to brass?
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Re: Tele aluminum and steel saddles

Postby 57lpjr on Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:14 pm

Never tried the aluminum but the steel are "brighter" sounding. There are some guys who are mixing them = brass on the B & E and Steel on the other two...Stainless is also an option...
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Re: Tele aluminum and steel saddles

Postby Wilbur on Sun May 10, 2009 1:26 pm

I had a Glendale set once that had a aluminum E/A and the other 2 saddles brass. It also came with a brass E/A. I tried that first, then switched to the aluminum E/A saddle. The aluminum saddle added clarity to those 2 strings. Took some of the "burr" off the notes on the 2 biggest wound strings. That translates to more twang from the E/A strings.
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Re: Tele aluminum and steel saddles

Postby chupy on Sun May 10, 2009 3:18 pm

Wilbur wrote:I had a Glendale set once that had a aluminum E/A and the other 2 saddles brass. It also came with a brass E/A. I tried that first, then switched to the aluminum E/A saddle. The aluminum saddle added clarity to those 2 strings. Took some of the "burr" off the notes on the 2 biggest wound strings. That translates to more twang from the E/A strings.


That's what i've been doing for a few weeks now. E/a with a steel saddle and the rest with brass.
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