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Will I need a new saddle?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Squidfinger, Dec 6, 2004.


  1. Squidfinger

    Squidfinger I wish I could sing like Rick Danko.

    Jan 7, 2004
    Shreveport LA
    Hey all, I'm a long time flats user making the jump back to rounds. I'm ordering a set of DR Hi-Beams tomorrow but I just thought of something. I'm using an untapered B right now and the B saddle has a large enough groove in it to nicely seat the .130 string. The E has the same saddle but the A and D have narrower grooves in their saddles. A tapered B is roughly as wide as an A at the saddle right? Do I need to get a new saddle?

    :confused: :help: :confused:
     
  2. Only if you experience difficulty with intonation or movement of the string on the saddle during play. Of course, you won't know this until you string it up.