|dannnnn ||02-06-2013 08:24 PM |
Do Graph Tech Saddles Fit Am. Standard?
I don't like the saddles that come with the Fender American Standard (2007) Jazz bass I have. I didn't like the ones on the Am. Deluxe I used to have, either. The E string always sounds a little weird to me and I'm not interested in using a taper wound E string. A Hipshot (or comparable) bridge will cost more than I want to spend. I was thinking about just replacing the saddles with Graph Tech or something else. Do the adjustment screw/saddle thread sizes vary? If so, does anyone know what will fit?
|dannnnn ||02-07-2013 08:12 AM |
I think I prefer the large groove, but I might consider those.
|dannnnn ||02-07-2013 10:17 AM |
The photo of the Graph Tech saddles makes it look like they all have the screws on the same side. If necessary, can those be reversed?
|1bassleft ||02-07-2013 07:38 PM |
I fitted Graphtech (piezo) saddles to a Jazz bridge with no problems. In fact, I used a Gotoh plate while I was at it because I don't like the bent piece of tin that passes for standard.
Graphtech do a range, so it's just a case of making sure you order the correct set. Should be issue-free and I like them, although I was primarily after the piezo capability.
|walterw ||02-07-2013 07:44 PM |
Originally Posted by dannnnn
. The E string always sounds a little weird to me...
i doubt the saddle has anything to do with that.
trouble with the graph-tech (like any other single, centered-groove saddle) is that the string spacing ends up not lining up right between jazz pickup magnet pairs like it should.
|dannnnn ||02-07-2013 08:06 PM |
[quote=walterw;13847557]i doubt the saddle has anything to do with that.
What would account for less sustain and clarity? (Besides my imagination)
|walterw ||02-08-2013 01:40 AM |
pickup height, overall setup, a too-twisted up string (important, and often overlooked), amp and cab EQ, etc.
as long as the bridge and saddles are a good solid design (and the newer fender american bass ones very much are), it won't be hurting the tone.
|dannnnn ||02-08-2013 08:05 AM |
I did change the way I restring thanks to Talkbass. I used to get a chorus effect from twisted strings. I may buy some pickup foam because the adjustment seems to have lost some spring. The pickup won't go up high enough.
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