What is up with these crooked saddles?

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  1. 57Strat777

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    Are these saddles purposely made crooked to compensate for not having individual saddles?



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    As Thrup'ny said:

    Yes.
     
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    I use these:

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    Squier Classic Vibe.
     
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    "Crooked is as crooked does," my momma always said.

    The first pic posted looks like Wilkinson saddles, they work good too.
     
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    Yeah, I haven't even had to adjust them. :)
     
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    Impressive.
     
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    Bloody amazing! :D
     
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    I like the Gotoh's because they are grooved. I can be a bit heavy handed, and my strings like to move around on the smooth saddles.
     
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    I have the same CV50s model, nice that they came stock with these saddles.
     
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    I hear ya, I bash them around a bit, too. I got the Wilkinson saddles first because that's what I found first online when I was looking for a set. Later on, I did file some string grooves into the saddles to keep them in place.
     
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    I have a set of six saddle, Wilkinson bridge I got from guitar madness. If I can get saddle Bridge I will.
     
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    I’ve assembled tons of tele’s, for my expert ear,(& conn ST-11), the Bardon bridge with the crooked saddles rules!!! All Parts also stocks a quality replica that sounds great & intonates near perfect!! I know, I’ve got great ears & bad intonation drives me crazy!!!