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Discussion in 'Telecaster/Esquire Forum' started by Ebidis, May 16, 2018.

  1. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    52
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    Put my new Gotoh In-Tune compensated saddles on my Baja Tele.

    They intonate just fine, although the stock saddles intonated pretty well, these are actually better, and about as close to perfect as I can get with any of my guitars.

    No noticeable difference in tone or sustain.

    The string grooves hold the strings in place much better than the smooth barrel saddles, and the string spacing is perfect (that was the main reason I got them). Also, as a bonus, the hight adjustment screws do not stick up as far as the stock units, so they are more comfortable.


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  2. Will Lefeurve

    Will Lefeurve Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 1, 2016
    England & France
    They look like very nicely engineered bits of kit. I rate Gotoh stuff, always have. I think their tuners especially are the bees-knees.. :thumb:
     
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  3. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    52
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    The smoothest tuners I have ever used were a set of 18:1 Gotohs that I put on a Les Paul.

    These saddles are indeed very well made, solid, and high quality units. They are also less expensive than a lot of aftermarket Tele Saddles.
     
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  4. trapdoor2

    trapdoor2 Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    61
    875
    Oct 25, 2017
    Nawth Alabama
    I like. I used the Wilkinson tailpiece, which has 'flats' to get similar intonation variance, on my semi-Baja (four-way only). Individual saddles would technically allow "perfect" intonation but my old Peterson strobe sez it is spot on, so I'm happy.

    Well done! I may get a set for my Esquire project, just because.
     
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  5. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Dec 17, 2017
    Lost
    And looks good to boot.
     
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  6. Raiders757

    Raiders757 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    48
    Sep 2, 2016
    Virginia
    Nice little upgrade right there. Happy new upgrade day!
     
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  7. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    52
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    I say try 'em, you'll like 'em. ;)

    And they are only $30-ish a set, so they won't break the bank.
     
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  8. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    Tennessee
    I think that I'll try a set the next time that I change strings .
     
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  9. Strat*Fan81

    Strat*Fan81 Strat-Talker

    112
    Nov 5, 2015
    Indiana
    Oooh those look nice! I'm gonna have to look into these for my classic 50's, I have the same problem with the steel barrels on it letting the strings slide around. Not a bad price at all.
     

  10. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 12, 2016
    US
    Looks great!! Glad they worked out!

    Nothing to do with the new barrels, but one thing that looks odd is how sharp the edges are of the holes where the strings go through the guitar body. I would think you'd have problems with strings breaking.
     

  11. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    52
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    No problems so far, and I've had the guitar over a month now.