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Aren't the saddles available separately?
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(07-10-2014, 07:31 AM)lreese Wrote: Aren't the saddles available separately?

Nope. The way the saddle locks to the bridge would make it tricky to add to a traditional Tele or Strat bridge. There also might be height issues with aligning the rear intonation adjustment screw to the saddle.
There is a version (saddle kit) to retrofit a hard tail or vintage style vibrato per the Babicz site.. Just not the same one as Bruce is referring to.

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I think locking it down is a plus though.
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Wow I have never seen the saddle kit. Those saddles are so much more comfortable than traditional Fender saddles.
Between you and oinkus I'm gonna end up trying this on my tele.
Trust me, I'm a medical professional. 
I wonder if neck shimming is required.

I think I have a slick way of making a tapered shim with a chop saw if anyone's game. My laziness prevents me.
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(07-12-2014, 10:50 AM)Big Flannel Wrote: Between you and oinkus I'm gonna end up trying this on my tele.

I think the first thing you will notice is the guitar is sonically louder unplugged. The acuraccy in string height and intonation is awesome. The comfort is a big plus.

(07-12-2014, 11:02 AM)lreese Wrote: I wonder if neck shimming is required.

I haven't had to shim any of mine, they pop right on with very little effort involved.
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I have been crushing it at work. Long hours but satisfying results. I have had no time and I currently have both Teles (tuners, bridge and wiring), the Strat (wiring) and the Paul (intonation) on the bench. I have to wait for my tech to get back from vacation (end of July) to do the LSR so I am in no hurry.
Man I'm waiting for more pics.
So far this is looking like a full set of pics is gonna be pure grade A++ porn.

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