#1
So I'm looking to replace the stock brass three saddle bridge on my American Special Telecaster.

I'm considering everything from just getting a few new Wilkinson compensated saddles, to six saddle bridges, to American Standard bridges, etc, but something new caught my eye.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/full-contact-hardware-telecaster-bridge

That.

The first thing that caught my eye was how shiny it was. Of course, I'd be going chrome or black, definitely not gold.

Second thing that caught my eye was that huge price tag.

But, I've been reading a lot of reviews. Apparently it nearly doubles your sustain because of how much... something. And it makes a huge difference in tone. And every time I read a review, it's always written by someone who's sick of their three saddle bridge.

What really attracts me is how simple it is to adjust the string height and intonation. That's a huge plus for me, since I'm really picky about it. There's even a locking mechanism on each string.

But yeah, anyone have any experience with them? Are they worth the price?

Here's a few videos on how it works:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNBbr4joKAI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YVAPrVKigg
#2
The locking mechanism looks like it would make adjusting intonation a pain, like a Floyd.

It seems like it would be the best sounding bridge, but that depends on how much money you want to spend. You could buy like five GFS bridges for the price of that one (http://www.guitarfetish.com/Fender-Style-Bridges_c_2.html).

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#3
From what i've seen, though, the locking/unlocking is just as easy as the adjustments itself. A twist of an allen wrench unlocks what you need.

The real reason I'm considering it is because I've heard how much brass three saddle bridges are worshipped by toneheads and if I'm going to be giving it up I want to head for something that'll sound like an upgrade.
#4
the only way to tell for sure is to install it and let it rip.

if you aren't blown away, unscrew it and return it.

it's musiciansfriend, 30 day return policy, money back, etc...

looks badass, but until you string it up and rock it's all speculation.
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#5
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the only way to tell for sure is to install it and let it rip.

if you aren't blown away, unscrew it and return it.

it's musiciansfriend, 30 day return policy, money back, etc...

looks badass, but until you string it up and rock it's all speculation.

This.
Only way to really know is to try it.
#6
and $110 doesn't sound like a lot for a decent bridge.
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Last edited by gregs1020 at Mar 31, 2012,