Help me with another thing...

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by jamesgpobog, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. jamesgpobog

    jamesgpobog Squier-holic

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    I have a build I haven't shown yet. It's routed for vintage bridge but I have a couple modern ones. Is it possible to re-cut the bridge pup cavity to fit the modern bridge?
     
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  2. Big tuna

    Big tuna Dr. Squier Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2014
    east Tn
    I am pretty sure you will have to fill the pocket and reroute no big deal if you paint it a solid color. I have a Joe Barden conversion bridge it fits modern bridge pocket routes on my tele it has a longer plate but is made like a vintage 3 saddle bridge. I don't like 6 saddle tele bridges.
     
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  3. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    What kind of guitar? I don't know what a pickup cavity has to do with a bridge....but I know what one has to do with a bridge PICKUP.....you're not telling us much James...it's a mystery....
     
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  4. jamesgpobog

    jamesgpobog Squier-holic

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    Sorry... It's another Telecaster. The 'modern' tele bridge plate is a little longer than the vintage, so while the saddles will be in the right place for the 25.5" scale, the pup is closer to the neck, and the pup angle is slightly different.
     
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  5. jamesgpobog

    jamesgpobog Squier-holic

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    I really didn't like 3 barrel tele bridges at first, but they've grown on me, especially with Wilkinson compensated saddles...
     
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  6. wildelectric

    wildelectric Squier-Nut

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    Pics would tell a thousand words here, friend!
     
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  7. jamesgpobog

    jamesgpobog Squier-holic

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  8. jamesgpobog

    jamesgpobog Squier-holic

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  9. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum A Psychopathic 6 String Collector Gold Supporting Member

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    I like them too, but they don't intonate well for me. So I stay with 6 saddles. Much better intonation, In my opinion.
     
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  10. jamesgpobog

    jamesgpobog Squier-holic

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    Even the Wilkinson's?
     
  11. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

    Dec 14, 2018
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    I only have 1 string that won't intonate correctly on my 3 barrel CV. I don't think it matters that much. Interesting to see the differences side by side though.

    I would assume, and this may be incorrect, that there would be enough movement available with either, to get the intonation right even with the pickup in the same location on the body.

    I have heard of plenty of people replacing their 3 saddle bridge with a modern 6, and don't recall seeing any reports of problems other than filling and drilling holes.
     
  12. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    Uhm....a modern type Tele bridge with 6 saddles has the pickup in the same spot.....the string through holes on both, if you line them up, the pickup is in the same place, the modern bridge just sits further back on the body.....
     
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  13. jamesgpobog

    jamesgpobog Squier-holic

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    OK, I wil check that out...
     
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  14. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    I could be wrong, but I don't think so.....
     
  15. late2guitar

    late2guitar Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2016
    Middle Tennessee
    I agree. I have two teles with the compensated saddles, three with individual string saddles. Hands down prefer individual. Less finicky to get intonation... But then I'm not known for patience.
     
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  16. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum A Psychopathic 6 String Collector Gold Supporting Member

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    I've tried 3 barrel saddles, many name brands, I've always had bad luck w them. I like my intonation perfect. 3 barrel saddles dont get perfection for me.
     
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  17. jamesgpobog

    jamesgpobog Squier-holic

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    I'm seeing the scale length affected if the pup is mounted in the same place...