Looking for Brass Saddles unslotted

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by TimboZ, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. TimboZ


    Jan 4, 2009
    South of Buffalo
    Anybody know a source for some Brass Saddles (fender style)
    that are un-slotted.

    I would like to adjust my string spacing a bit different to allow the strings to be center of the pickup polls.

    My other option is to get a Fender HMV bridge that has multiple slots. I don't like the looks of the threaded saddles.
  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    looks or not the threaded saddles are the correct answer, but unslotted brass would be a great idea, too; it would be just like a vintage tele, you could slot it yourself in the right spot.

    i've been looking too, and haven't seen anything; it might be easiest to just get them made by a machinist guy, it would be pretty simple for him to do.
  3. TimboZ


    Jan 4, 2009
    South of Buffalo
    lol...Looking for them for my tele that I am in the process of building.

    I may just end up making them my self.
  4. The good news is that brass rod is easy to drill & tap and relatively inexpensive. The bad news is that now you have to enter the debate about which brass alloy sounds best...for metal :bag:

    FYI - 360 brass is the most common and is probably what most saddles are made from. The lead content makes it easy to machine. Some would argue that the lead content is bad for transferring string energy so 353 is an alternative...which reminds me, I need to stop going to the tele forums.

  5. JLS

    JLS Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2008
    Albuquerque, NM
    I setup & repair guitars & basses
    For my first laugh of the day!