For use with a Tele bridge pickup and through-body string attachment. Wilkinson WTB Vintage Telecaster Guitar Bridge w/ Compensated Brass Saddles Tele. Talk with your fellow tone freaks on the web's liveliest (and friendliest!) Got a Tele that uses the flat elongated "Modern' style Tele bridge that mounts with 5 screws?? To start viewing messages, Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by cosmotg, Apr 18, 2013. (You must log in or sign up to reply here. $24.95. All is not lost! $34.95. Overall, the bridge offers a vintage sound style and great quality intonation. It was used, 3 years old. The Modern ones mount with 3 screws and the string thru holes are drilled in front of the mounting screws. Our vintage Telecaster® replacement bridges follow traditional bridge specifications for Telecaster® with a single coil bridge pickup. Tech experts from Seymour Duncan are regularly on this forum, and are clearly labeled as employees of Seymour Duncan. Invalid value '0' for parameter userid in method vB_Api_User::fetchProfileInfo. It came with the 3 saddle vintage version and my first inclination was to upgrade to a Callaham with slant compensated steel saddles. I prefer the look of the modern Fender Tele bridge. unfortunately, fender in their infinite wisdom designed the american std tele in the 80s with a bridge pickup that's moved a good 1/8" closer to the saddles than the old classic, which along with different string-thru hole placement means the vintage box bridge … Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! link above. However, it does not come with screws needed for installation, which is a slight disadvantage. These superior quality bridges have a stamped steel baseplate and brass saddles. $20.29. Gotoh modern Telecaster bridge vs fender Patent pending Vintage bridge with brass saddles. Free shipping . That's the bridge that I put on that Tele and I'd like to get another one for my next build. To enter. Unfortunately, these saddles will never intonate properly (and they never did back in the day), so I need to find a way to fix this intonation issue that doesn’t involve replacing the entire bridge. There was also a 6 saddle bridge + a flat 6 saddle bridge (which I thought was the Am Std), all with the same hole positions and 4 screw mounting. This Tele is in excellent condition and plays great, but not in tune. The next time you’re in the market for a guitar or pedal with a vintage vibe, give the modern reissues and relics a try. It had the vintage style bridge fitted when I bought it. There are not too many options for the Modern style, while there are dozens of options for the Vintage style. Hello wonderful Tele players, I am looking for some advice/opinions on the subject of modern 6 saddle bridges and the "vintage style" 3 saddle set up, with 2 strings on each. Wound to be hotter than its Vintage T Series cousin, the Special T measures in at 8K, providing a little more beef and a rounder top end, but does not lose its Tele identity. The bridge has three vintage-style, straight-bar saddles. These bridges use nice heavy duty SOLID STEEL baseplates bent on a brake and TRIPLE chrome plated- No cheapo molded zinc or chrome "Plate" for us. When I bought my '52 reissue years ago it came with an extra "American Standard" bridge. This is a heavier bridge with a solid brass baseplate and allen-adjustable brass saddles. When I bought my '52 reissue years ago it came with an extra ". I thought this room could use a fun question for once. Thus, this bridge for tele guitars will make your playing experience much better and more enjoyable. It's thicker/heavier than the 3 screw mount one I got last year when I ordered the Am Std. There are also Asian bridges that are different from both of these. Joe Barden Modern T-Style Bridge I'm not into making a Tele look period correct, and the tone difference between a vintage-style and modern bridge isn't an issue. check out the FAQ by clicking the I have an American Special that is a great sounding and playing example and I'm seriously considering putting a 6-saddle bridge on it for intonation reasons more than anything else. They are here to help. This page was generated at 10:23 AM. All are welcome, from seasoned pros to absolute beginners. Free shipping . A beefier version of the traditional Tele ® bridge, featuring six completely adjustable saddles for string height, radius, and intonation. mail me a g12-65 and i'll tell you! Vintage/Modern Advanced Telecaster® Bridge-Tele w/Angled Saddles-Barden. I just picked up a Baja Tele and want to upgrade the bridge. The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. Wilkinson Chrome Telecaster Bridge Steel Base Brass Saddles Fender Tele WTB CR. Apart from being called an idiot I know, it's probably less of a Tele with a 6-saddle bridge but I'm not going for the full on Tele tone with this guitar. Mounting screws included. TDPRI, short for Telecaster Discussion Page Reissue, is the leading online community and marketplace for Telecaster guitars. What is your preferred Telecaster bridge setup? All bridges listed are the modern six-saddle design. tone forum. Not quite right. I thought I'd prefer the ashtray style bridge with 3 brass saddles, and it's what I've been using for years on my MIM, but I recently got annoyed enough with the intonation to change it back to the stock modern 6-saddle bridge. The best part about relics is they don’t come with a price tag that will put you in debt, and they don’t have 60 years of wear and tear on the frets and electronics. The Vintage ones mount with 4 screws and the string thru holes are behind them. before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Babicz FCHTELEBKP Full Contact Hardware Telecaster Bridge To start off our list of the best Telecaster bridges out there, we’ve chosen one of the best of the best. The mounting holes on that were the same as the fitted "Vintage" bridge and it had 4 mounting screw holes. Combine this with a Vintage T Series neck pickup, and you’ll find that middle ground Lollar fans just can’t get enough of. You may have to register Well now I'm not so sure what I've got. ). The string through holes for the modern Fender American bridge and the vintage style bridge are drilled at different distances from the neck pocket. All times are GMT-8. I was considering changing my American Tele, which currently has the 6 saddle bridge to a vintage style bridge with the 3 brass saddles. If this is your first visit, be sure to Lists for $115. If it came with a modern style bridge, it wasn't an American Standard. Modern and Vintage Tele bridges are quite different. select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Four of the best Telecaster bridge upgrade options for swapping out stock hardware. Many of them sound fantastic and have a great feel. The Fender modern style bridges used on the Mexican Standard Telecaster has the same hole locations as the vintage style bridge.