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Joe Barden Custom Vintage style bridge for TeleŽ. Nickel 2-3/16


Joe Barden Bridgeplate and Saddle Kits for vintage-style Telecasters™ solve all of the structural problems and intonation issues inherent in the original parts.

The heavily plated Bridgeplate is made of the same material as the original, but slightly thicker, making the plate less prone to unwanted squeal. Using the originally spec'd material insures that the vintage tone and slightly microphonic nature of your Telecaster will not be lost.

In addition, the Bridgeplate features a Danny Gatton-inspired "scoop" at the front of the treble sidewall, a tremendous aid to fingerpickers who find themselves constantly hitting the plate while playing. The Bridgeplate has two additional mounting holes at the front edge to provide secure fastening at all four corners, if desired (use of these mounting holes is optional).

The new Saddles are also made to vintage specs, using the original brass material, but have their adjustment holes drilled at three different angles to provide correct intonation for all six strings, each of which requires a different saddle position.

As an added feature, the outside saddles are notched under the "E" strings, like the vintage '53 saddles. This notch helps correct the "loud outside string" problem common to many Telecasters, and adds additional height adjustment capability, while retaining an important and authentic vintage design spec. All screws are original spec 6-32 US thread, stainless steel to insure against corrosion.

Like Joe Barden pickups, these components are direct retrofits for vintage-style Telecasters, and require no modification to vintage instruments that would otherwise alter their unique vintage character.

The Saddle Kit is available separately, and will mount directly to an original bridgeplate. All necessary hardware is supplied.

Joe Barden Custom Vintage style bridge for TeleŽ. Nickel with hardware. 2-3/16" spacing.

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  • Model: TB 5140-001
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5lbs
  • Manufactured by: Joe Barden

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 26 October, 2007.