Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! Replaced those with Glendale's, they are perfect. See Tuners and Tuning. The compensated Tele saddles are slanted to improve intonation, but they may not perfectly intonate every string. If your guitar is set-up to your satisfaction, you will need to take notes on the set-up and use the same gauge of strings to ensure the same playability with the new saddles. You can do this with fretboard measurements , but it's much quicker and more helpful to measure the actual intonation errors with an accurate tuner. It's seems expected enough today to have become the new norm. But not all of them come compensated. Close enough for jazz as they say. If the saddle has two hex screws, be sure to turn them the same amount so that the saddle stays level. I have used his saddles and I have also taken bone blanks from Stew-Mac and cut, sanded, steel wooled them while imitating the original compensated saddle and had good luck with both. TDPRI, short for Telecaster Discussion Page Reissue, is the leading online community and marketplace for Telecaster guitars. Turn the screw clockwise to raise the saddle; turn it counter-clockwise to lower the saddle. They were priced good and work like a champ. The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. As a bonus stage you can apply Loctite 222 into the threads on the saddles, wiping off excess. The two cases in which you might want to do this are when you intend to individually compensate one string, and when there are strings that vibrate at a pitch at which humans don't have particularly good pitch perception. So you don't need to replace the whole bridge, nor do you need to endure less than perfect intonation for another second. (You must log in or sign up to reply here. This will ensure that the effect of the injury is minimized. just about any compensated saddle works better than the straight 3-barrel ... generally the "bent" ones aren't as accurate as the "shelved" ones, although the Glendales get high marks from a lot of people (i haven't used them personally). By shelved, do you mean the ones where the ends of the barrels fit together flush? ). End results, on a well positioned straight angled saddle the G and high E will be a bit flat, the B and low E a … A non-compensated excludes any grooves and is flat across the surface. Some guitars require the compensation to be fined tuned by further shaping the saddle, but most will work great with a compensated saddle just as it comes from the dealer. They do make compensated uke saddles!-----This particular classical saddle may work for your uke, but we actually do make some compensated uke saddles. I think on most guitars using bone pins and saddles do improve the sound over Tusq or plastic. I should note that, when talking about playing in tune or tuning consistency here, I'm not discussing the way a guitar slip out of tune. I'm thinking of picking up some compensated brass saddles (3-saddle vintage setup) for my tele, and wondered if they really work that well. The following figure shows the location of the hex screws. And sometimes the entire saddle needs to be not only angled back farther, but the point of contact for the high E has to go back a bit as well—see the blue saddle above. (When completed, and if compensation at the saddle is perfect, ... Before doing any work on the nut, it's best to try to get an idea of how much compensation will be needed. The key to why these work whereas most others don't is, the saddle barrel diameter is 1/4", rather than 5/16" like those for Tele's. Before saddles were molded or CNC'd, there just wasn't the market demand to justify the extra work. You can also use the saddles … If I am injured at work, what must I do to make sure I receive compensation benefits? If you can provide me with some basic height, width and length measurements, I would be glad to help you find one of our bulk stock uke saddles that may fit. Fortunately many guitar makers are now using bone saddles in their stock models. Today with more saddles being cast and machined, I suppose people have become more accustomed to full compensation. Again, if you want to get compensated saddles for your Duo-Sonic, they must be QUARTER INCH. bent vs. shelved? This adjusts the length of the string ‘compensating’ for accurate ‘intonation’ so the guitar sounds in tune with notes played higher up the fretboard. But more often than not, it demands a compromise. I'm coming from a standard 3 straight barrel setup. Excluding strings from the straight saddle compensation calculations will make straight saddle compensation more accurate for the remaining strings.