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Graph Tech String Saver Saddle IOS 3-piece Telecaster Compensated
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Made with a unique combination of materials made to enhance tone and dramatically reduce string breakage.

The 3-piece Compensated String Saver IOS Saddles (PS-8163-00) are superior replacement saddles for Fender Telecaster electric guitars. The String Saver guitar saddle is made with a unique combination of materials made to enhance tone and dramatically reduce string breakage.

How does the Graph Tech String Saver Saddle work?
A string rests on a metal saddle that binds and locks the string in place. As the string vibrates, it is stressed on a very specific point producing metal fatigue and then string breakage. Each String Saver guitar saddle is impregnated with Teflon, the slipperiest substance on earth. The Teflon in the String Savers guitar saddle eases the grip between the saddle and string, spreading the stress over a greater portion of the string, just enough to drastically reduce string breakage. Teflon is 500% more slippery than graphite and is impregnated throughout the Graph Tech String Saver material, so its lubricating properties will never wear out. Use the String Saver guitar saddle and get strings that last and last, no matter how hard you play&hellipGraph Tech guarantees it!

What do they sound like?
Metal saddles have a pronounced 2 KHz treble spike that dominates the tonal spectrum. The String Saver guitar saddle has a more balanced tone, with highs, mids and big open lows. You will also notice this Graph Tech saddles provides an increase in sustain by up to 25% over brass saddles and 15% over steel.

Graph Tech String Saver Saddle IOS 3-piece Telecaster Compensated Features:

  • Reduces string breakage
    Increases sustain
    Improves midrange depth
    Super lubricating
    Improves tuning
    Corrosion resistant
    Inspires confidence
    Includes an Allen key

Graph Tech String Saver Saddle IOS 3-piece Telecaster Compensated Specifications:

  • Measurements (Approx in inches and millimeters):
    Thickness: 5/16", (0.300"), (7.62mm)
    Length: 27/32", (0.852"), (21.64mm)
    Height: 5/16", (0.3"), (7.62mm)
    E string to E string: 2-1/16", (2.076"), (52.73mm)

Graph Tech String Saver Saddle IOS 3-piece Telecaster Compensated

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  • Different is good!

    As reviewed by John on 9/28/2014

    First off, don't be put off by these because they look different and aren't made of brass or whatever else the tone-snobs say is best this week. I was skeptical too. The brass saddles that came with my higher-end Joe Barden tele bridge had pinging and string slippage issues, on my top 2 strings especially. I had to try filing string grooves into the brass saddles, it wasn't fun and didn't help the issue. I ran across these little guys while looking for new brass replacement saddles for my bridge and decided to take a chance on them due to good reviews on other Graph Tech products and the good price. I'm really glad that I did because I think I stumbled across some of the best telecaster saddles ever! These were very easy for me to install and set-up myself, others may need to have them installed and get a fresh set-up. As far as performance, I can't say I'm noticing any major tonal improvement in my sound BUT my pinging and slipping saddle issues are totally gone! I have also noticed a very audible increase in sustain that I really don't think was there before and the only recent mod I've done to this Tele is changing to these saddles. Intonation using these saddles was very easy. I totally dig these and would recommend them to any tele player. This is a great product that solved my problems and enhanced my sustain. Excellent!

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