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Skar85
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:41 pm    Post subject: Changing Vintage Telecaster Bridge Reply with quote

Hey All,
I'm looking to change my Jap Tele bridge.
Was looking at the Wilkinson Compensated Bridge.. vintage style.
OR
Gotoh Modern Bridge with individual saddles.

What problems am I gonna run in? and which one would you suggest?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a couple of different Tele bridge configurations...I got caught out replacing mine. Just check your current bridge screw mounting holes, and string holes position against whatever you are buying. I have the compensated Wilkinson vintage style and it works great, but a modern bridge might be little different mounting hole wise.
The dimensions are on the web for these bridges (stewmac.com website is good)
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Skar85
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeh nice.
I was looking at the compensated wilk vintage style as it looks like a direct replacement.
Will I have any issues with string spacing and saddles you think?
You think any additional work needs to be done or just simple a quick replacement and set up the saddles / intonation?

I'm wondering if this is the compensated one I found on cranbourne music....
Seems to be a fair bit cheaper then the one advertised as 'compensated' on stewmac etc.

https://www.cranbournemusic.com.au/product/telecaster-replacement-bridge-vintage-style/
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i use these a bit and they work well

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Gotoh-In-Tune-BS-Vintage-Telecaster-Tele-Style-Guitar-Bridge-Saddles-Brass/322241028289?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
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