Best Electric Guitar Saddles in 2020



Dopro Pack of 6 Stainless Steel Guitar Saddles Bridge Saddle 10.8mm String Spacing for Strat Tele 6 String Guitar Review:


I used these on a Squire '72 thinline reissue telecaster because Fender's stamped saddles suck. I really wanted roller saddles, but I'm cheap, so here I am. I wanted new saddles because the screw heads on the stamped saddles stuck up so much, I'd hit my strumming hand and figured I'd end up bleeding if I didn't do something.

They are advertised as stainless steel, but they are not polished up like stainless can be. They have more of a dull color (this isn't a bad thing, but I somehow expected them to look like the chrome saddles they were replacing).

The intonation springs around the screws are different than Fender's were. These are the same diameter (think of a clicky ink pen spring. The Fender springs got wider, so that you can compress the Fender spring more if needed, whereas these springs only compress so far. This hasn't been an issue, nor do I see it becoming one.

The screws are recessed into the saddle block, so I don't have screw heads in the way of my strumming hand.

Note that when changing saddles, you can mess up the setup / action of the guitar. What I did to keep from having to set it up again, was take off one saddle, adjust the height of the new saddle to match the height of w the string rides. Rinse and repeat 5 more times. The saddles are different heights, so remove one, set height and install, then move to the next saddle. I also set the intonation screw as close to the location of the old one (you want the last point where the string is touched to be the same, not length from back of saddle to bridge).

Overall, they were a great value.

Be careful as they come in multiple widths. Make sure you get the ones that are the same width.



Dopro Pack of 6 Stainless Steel Guitar Saddles Bridge Saddle 10.5mm String Spacing for Strat Tele 6 String Guitar Review:


I used these on a Squire '72 thinline reissue telecaster because Fender's stamped saddles suck. I really wanted roller saddles, but I'm cheap, so here I am. I wanted new saddles because the screw heads on the stamped saddles stuck up so much, I'd hit my strumming hand and figured I'd end up bleeding if I didn't do something.

They are advertised as stainless steel, but they are not polished up like stainless can be. They have more of a dull color (this isn't a bad thing, but I somehow expected them to look like the chrome saddles they were replacing).

The intonation springs around the screws are different than Fender's were. These are the same diameter (think of a clicky ink pen spring. The Fender springs got wider, so that you can compress the Fender spring more if needed, whereas these springs only compress so far. This hasn't been an issue, nor do I see it becoming one.

The screws are recessed into the saddle block, so I don't have screw heads in the way of my strumming hand.

Note that when changing saddles, you can mess up the setup / action of the guitar. What I did to keep from having to set it up again, was take off one saddle, adjust the height of the new saddle to match the height of w the string rides. Rinse and repeat 5 more times. The saddles are different heights, so remove one, set height and install, then move to the next saddle. I also set the intonation screw as close to the location of the old one (you want the last point where the string is touched to be the same, not length from back of saddle to bridge).

Overall, they were a great value.

Be careful as they come in multiple widths. Make sure you get the ones that are the same width.



Musiclily Rectangle Tremolo Guitar Bridge Saddles for Fender Strat Stratocaster Tele Telecaster Electric Guitar Replacement, Chrome(Pack of 6) Review:


Seem to be of the same quality that came on my 2014 ibanez starter kit, and the original had gotten grooves in them after so long+thick strings so it was breaking my strings. Replaced them with these, matched the others, seemed to be the same size, work great!



Fender American Vintage Stratocaster Bridge Saddles - Nickel Review:


I bought this to replace and preserve the original saddles of my YJM stratocaster, and I must say it felt and sounded different from the original saddles on my strat, this set for some weird reason makes a long ringing sound when bumped into each other,like a triangle bell sound but not as loud. I tried it on the original saddles of my strat but it just made a short klink sound. So now im thinking this set must be made from a different material than that that came with the yjm strat but i could be wrong, maybe its just because its a new set. I also noticed that all saddles look the same, as if a mold was made from one saddle to make replicas. So im not sure if this is the same saddles that they put on those models of strats with vintage strat trems in terms of materials and factory made, but it looks the same only shiny. But still, works fine, does the job really well, Im really satisfied.

Oh! the only thing that i dont like is that this doesnt ship outside US, or at least where im staying, I had to ask someone from texas to receive it and then send it to me. Other than that its all good.



Musiclily Rectangle Tremolo Guitar Bridge Saddles for Fender Strat Stratocaster Tele Telecaster Electric Guitar Replacement, Black(Pack of 6) Review:


Seem to be of the same quality that came on my 2014 ibanez starter kit, and the original had gotten grooves in them after so long+thick strings so it was breaking my strings. Replaced them with these, matched the others, seemed to be the same size, work great!



Gotoh Telecaster In-Tune Brass Saddles Tele Review:


I used either the Joe Barden or Vintique (Jay Monterose) compensated brass saddles for years, but this new design is superior. It has to do with the "take-off" point - the angle of the old compensated saddles put the strings perilously close to the openings for the height adjusting screws; however, these saddles lay straight across, and the intonation compensation is designed into the saddles, thus eliminating the string-spacing flaw of the previous design. Callaham compensated saddles have a similar design - either one is an improvement, but I like these a little better.
I actually went even further and got the Gotoh Titanium saddles as well and made a Hybrid set - used one of the Titaniums for the shared E and A-string saddle and the Brass for the other two. Get a nice snap and twang from the Titanium...!!!