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). But not all of them come compensated. But more often than not, it demands a compromise. The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. TDPRI, short for Telecaster Discussion Page Reissue, is the leading online community and marketplace for Telecaster guitars. Bob provides a great product at a fair price and his are certainly less work than starting from a blank. So you don't need to replace the whole bridge, nor do you need to endure less than perfect intonation for another second. (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. ). Before saddles were molded or CNC'd, there just wasn't the market demand to justify the extra work. I think on most guitars using bone pins and saddles do improve the sound over Tusq or plastic. I'm using the Joe Barden saddles. Fortunately many guitar makers are now using bone saddles in their stock models. They do make compensated uke saddles!-----This particular classical saddle may work for your uke, but we actually do make some compensated uke saddles. Why would you do such a thing? This will stop the grub screws and bolts moving so freely. 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 … 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. A non-compensated excludes any grooves and is flat across the surface. See Tuners and Tuning. If the saddle is low, it can sometimes work. The compensated Tele saddles are slanted to improve intonation, but they may not perfectly intonate every string. bent vs. shelved? Close enough for jazz as they say. The following figure shows the location of the hex screws. I'm coming from a standard 3 straight barrel setup. When you are injured at work, immediately seek and accept first aid or further medical attention, if necessary. You can also use the 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. A compensated saddle includes ‘grooves’ or ‘notches’ where the high E, B and G strings rest. They are just not readily available on our website. (You must log in or sign up to reply here. 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. If I am injured at work, what must I do to make sure I receive compensation benefits? As a bonus stage you can apply Loctite 222 into the threads on the saddles, wiping off excess. 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. Well, in a similar way to that in which your bridge saddles are compensated to intonate the guitar and help provide some tuning consistency all over the neck, the nut can also be compensated to help a guitar play more in tune. Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! To enter. Again, if you want to get compensated saddles for your Duo-Sonic, they must be QUARTER INCH. 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. If the saddle has two hex screws, be sure to turn them the same amount so that the saddle stays level. Excluding strings from the straight saddle compensation calculations will make straight saddle compensation more accurate for the remaining strings. This will ensure that the effect of the injury is minimized. Today with more saddles being cast and machined, I suppose people have become more accustomed to full compensation. They were priced good and work like a champ. 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. I'll be using 9-42 or 10-46 gauge strings on this particular tele. 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. 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. I tried some Wilkinson compensated saddles (with the "shelves") and they were worse than straight saddles, the intonation went out the other way. Should you require transportation to a medical facility, transportation will be provided by your employer. Hmmm, that's the opposite of my experience. It's seems expected enough today to have become the new norm. Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by appar111, Dec 18, 2009. This adjusts the length of the string ‘compensating’ for accurate ‘intonation’ so the guitar sounds in tune with notes played higher up the fretboard. Replaced those with Glendale's, they are perfect. By shelved, do you mean the ones where the ends of the barrels fit together flush? 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. These saddles share an intonation setting bolt but as they’re compensated the tuner readings should be damn close. 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. Turn the screw clockwise to raise the saddle; turn it counter-clockwise to lower the saddle.