Finding a replacement Fender Lead bridge?

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Re: Finding a replacement Fender Lead bridge?

Post by alexpigment » Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:41 pm

Larry Mal wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:18 pm
I'm going to use a bunch of non-audio specific terms here... the steel had a ghostly and otherworldly quality to it, cold and metallic sounding, brittle, bright and beautiful. Like a winter morning with fresh snow and sunshine.

I would say that the brass is in fact warmer.

It's not a huge difference either way, but I noticed it.
Not sure I'd get as colorful as Larry with my descriptions :), but I do like the percussive attack and presence on steel/titanium bridges. Brass feels a bit duller and one-dimensional to me, but that's probably a great match for a guitar which has icepick tendencies (e.g. a vintage tele). I personally love these Gotoh titanium compensated saddles:

https://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and_Pa ... _Tele.html

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Re: Finding a replacement Fender Lead bridge?

Post by Rgand » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:13 pm

I've had both brass and stainless saddles but never changed one type to the other for a good comparison.

Those Gotoh compensated saddles look like good ones.
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Re: Finding a replacement Fender Lead bridge?

Post by Larry Mal » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:14 pm

alexpigment wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:41 pm

Not sure I'd get as colorful as Larry with my descriptions :)...
Yeah, I really went for it, didn't I? I should write reviews for Guitar Player magazine or something.
Back in those days, everyone knew that if you were talking about Destiny's Child, you were talking about Beyonce, LaTavia, LeToya, and Larry.

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Re: Finding a replacement Fender Lead bridge?

Post by alexpigment » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:23 pm

Larry Mal wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:14 pm
Yeah, I really went for it, didn't I? I should write reviews for Guitar Player magazine or something.
You would probably be very good at writing wine descriptions! :)

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Re: Finding a replacement Fender Lead bridge?

Post by Larry Mal » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:39 pm

"With a hint of elderberry and insouciance, this super-Tuscan is as earthy as getting slapped by your pimp..."
Back in those days, everyone knew that if you were talking about Destiny's Child, you were talking about Beyonce, LaTavia, LeToya, and Larry.

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Re: Finding a replacement Fender Lead bridge?

Post by Rgand » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:40 pm

Larry Mal wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:39 pm
"With a hint of elderberry and insouciance, this super-Tuscan is as earthy as getting slapped by your pimp..."
:D :D

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