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Callaham Bridge, Tele Vintage, Slant Compensated Brass Saddles

Callaham Bridge, Tele Vintage, Slant Compensated Brass Saddles
Callaham Bridge, Tele Vintage, Slant Compensated Brass Saddles
Callaham Bridge, Tele Vintage, Slant Compensated Brass Saddles
Callaham Bridge, Tele Vintage, Slant Compensated Brass Saddles

Callaham Bridge, Tele Vintage, Slant Compensated Brass Saddles
When the Telecaster (Broadcaster) was first designed and built in 1950, the bridge system was crude at best. It served the purpose of positioning the strings, but allowed for only coarse intonation adjustment. Callaham’s bridge maintains the traditional look, while using superior materials and design that deliver a wider frequency response, increased sustain, and perfect intonation. FENDER BRIDGE – SHORTCOMINGS The current production Fender bridge is made from. 050 1010 hot-rolled steel in a deep-drawn process. This bridge is used on all reissues and Custom Shop models. The steel used must be very soft – and limited in thickness – to allow it to fold and bend in the corners. The process also creates tremendous internal stress that bows the plate such that it doesn’t sit flat; consequently it’s not in full contact with the body surface, which can cause unwanted feedback in some guitars. Aesthetically, the plate shows unattractive scratches from the die, which was of no concern when it was designed since it was originally intended to be covered. Finally, the saddles cannot be adjusted for perfect intonation, and their set screws interfere with the strings by being in the strings’ paths. CALLAHAM PLATE IMPROVEMENTS Callaham’s bridge is made from. 075 cold-rolled carbon steel using a five-stage bending process, and then stress-relieved so that the plate will sit absolutely flat, providing maximum sustain and vibration transfer. Stiffness and flatness are paramount in this design, and would not be obtained using. 050 material and stamping processes. There is no chance of unwanted feedback with this bridge, and Callaham has chosen cold-rolled carbon steel for tonal reasons. Hot-rolled steel as used in the Fender bridge is soft, and also contains pits and voids that require heavy chrome plating (chromed plates first have to be copper-plated to fill the voids, followed by nickel and then chrome, to obtain an acceptable-looking part that hides the material flaws). Using stainless steel would eliminate the need for plating – it would require only buffing – but the sound is too bright and thin, making it unacceptable. The cold-rolled material as used by Callaham is extremely uniform and allows for direct buffing. Callaham applies a nickel plating directly to the steel strictly as a rust preventative. The result is a warm finish, which works beautifully for those building a repro guitar. Making the guitar easy to play is also important. The sides of Callaham’s bridge are lowered to allow for easy palm muting (Leo Fender wasn’t a guitar player, and one of his most glaring design flaws – on both the Tele and Strat – was designing bridges with covers that prevent palm muting). The front lip of the treble side is removed entirely to allow access for finger picking – a trick done for years by great Tele players. The two small screw holes on the front corners of the plate may be used at the player’s discretion. Because of the rigidity of the plate, using the screws will provide only a modest increase in sustain (they would make a more noticeable difference on less rigid bridges). Screws are included with the bridge for those wanting the maximum available sustain. CALLAHAM SADDLE IMPROVEMENTS It is extremely important that an instrument intonate correctly, and Callaham guarantees this with their saddles. It’s equally important that the strings don’t touch the height adjustment screws, which can be a problem on Fender bridges and their copies. Callaham ensures that this won’t be a problem with their saddles by using smaller-diameter set screws, and moving them out closer to the ends of the saddles. This allows the string to rest on a perfectly smooth surface. They also install height-adjustment screws of the correct length, preventing the screws from protruding up above the saddles and causing discomfort to the picking hand. Callaham’s saddles are available in either brass or stainless steel. The brass has a warmer tone and the steel has more punch and sustain. Two methods of compensation (intonation adjustment) are available: original “slant” compensation, or “enhanced vintage” compensation. The enhanced vintage saddles were introduced for those who want to maintain a complete vintage look and have perfect intonation. They offer the same benefits of Callaham’s original slant-compensated saddles, but with the 90° (right-angle) look of original’50s saddles. A problem with some saddles that are currently available is that they touch each other firmly. Some manufacturers state this as having been an intended design consideration, but their logic is flawed, since this design has the consequence of allowing sympathetic vibrations from one string to influence the vibrations of another string, causing dissonant overtones that can drive players crazy (especially at high volume). It’s this type of vibration that occurs on acoustic guitars, with their single saddle, and that can contribute to beating tones when certain chords are played, and phasing problems on other chords. Callaham purposely avoids firm contact between their saddles for this reason. The Standard Telecaster (Mexico) uses a cheapy 6-saddle bridge that is the size and shape of the American Standard bridge. But it uses the vintage American 4-screw mounting – with string holes behind the mounting screws – whereas the American Standard Tele bridge uses a 3-screw mounting, with the string holes in front of the mounting screws. If you want to replace the bridge on a Standard Tele (Mexican), then you need Callaham’s vintage bridge, not their American Standard bridge. Note that the vintage bridge will not completely cover the area on the face of the guitar that was originally covered by the Mexican bridge, which is about 1/2 longer than the vintage bridge (see the image above). We have first-hand experience with this replacement, as we at Tone Shapers have made this change to literally dozens of Standard Teles, and our experience is that the area of the top that is revealed by the bridge change is seldom more than slightly imprinted by the original bridge, and sometimes not at all, so there is usually only the most mildly-discernible visual consequence from making this change. But the bridge screws right on: The screw holes and the six string holes line right up and the guitar intonates perfectly. Country of Manufacture: USA String spacing: 2-1/8″ (2.125″ / 54mm) Saddles: slant compensated brass Fits: Vintage Teles, Vintage Reissues, Standard Tele. TS NG01 (NextGen) Wiring Kits. TS NG02 (NextGen) Wiring Kits. TS NG03 (NextGen) Wiring Kits. ToneShaper Classic Wiring Kits. The item “Callaham Bridge, Tele Vintage, Slant Compensated Brass Saddles” is in sale since Thursday, February 5, 2015. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Parts & Accessories\Guitar Parts\Bridges”. The seller is “toneshapersinc” and is located in Vero Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Brand: ToneShaper
  • MPN: CA-BR-T-VINT-SC-BR

Callaham Bridge, Tele Vintage, Slant Compensated Brass Saddles

Nickle Headless Guitar Single Brass Bridge For Fanned Fret Strandberg Guitar

Nickle Headless Guitar Single Brass Bridge For Fanned Fret Strandberg Guitar
Nickle Headless Guitar Single Brass Bridge For Fanned Fret Strandberg Guitar
Nickle Headless Guitar Single Brass Bridge For Fanned Fret Strandberg Guitar
Nickle Headless Guitar Single Brass Bridge For Fanned Fret Strandberg Guitar
Nickle Headless Guitar Single Brass Bridge For Fanned Fret Strandberg Guitar
Nickle Headless Guitar Single Brass Bridge For Fanned Fret Strandberg Guitar
Nickle Headless Guitar Single Brass Bridge For Fanned Fret Strandberg Guitar

Nickle Headless Guitar Single Brass Bridge For Fanned Fret Strandberg Guitar
Nickle Headless Guitar Single Brass Bridge For Fanned Fret Strandberg Guitar. The item “Nickle Headless Guitar Single Brass Bridge For Fanned Fret Strandberg Guitar” is in sale since Wednesday, June 19, 2019. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Parts & Accessories\Guitar Parts\Bridges”. The seller is “evgree_1″ and is located in Shenzhen. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Korea, Republic of
  • Brand: Unbranded

Nickle Headless Guitar Single Brass Bridge For Fanned Fret Strandberg Guitar

Kluson Harmonica Steel Bridge, Chrome With Brass Saddles KHBSC

Kluson Harmonica Steel Bridge, Chrome With Brass Saddles KHBSC

Kluson Harmonica Steel Bridge, Chrome With Brass Saddles KHBSC
Kluson Harmonica Steel Bridge, Chrome With Brass Saddles – KHBSC. This bridge, popularly referred to as the harmonica bridge is a direct replication of the original using all the same quality fabrication, dimensions and best of all, milled from steel billet to give you the tone you crave. Now there is finally a proper replacement for all those vintage Gibson guitars without having to modify the original instrument! Just when you thought you weren? T going to be able to restore your original hardware, Kluson comes through! Available in Chrome plating with chrome saddles, Gold plating with Gold saddles or Nickel plating with plain brass saddles. Studs and inserts included! Important Specs and Dimensions. Bridge Dimensions = 3.5 in. L X 1 in. W X 25/64 in. E to E String Spacing = 52mm. String Pitch = 10.4mm. Material = Milled Billet Steel w/ brass saddles Stud thread = 8mm X 1.25 pitch. The item “Kluson Harmonica Steel Bridge, Chrome With Brass Saddles KHBSC” is in sale since Sunday, December 13, 2015. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Parts & Accessories\Guitar Parts\Bridges”. The seller is “sporthitech” and is located in Glenmoore, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Brand: Kluson
  • MPN: KHBSC

Kluson Harmonica Steel Bridge, Chrome With Brass Saddles KHBSC

#O 1025B Fender Brass Bass Bridge for P and J Bass- Genuine Kahler NOS Parts

#O 1025B Fender Brass Bass Bridge for P and J Bass- Genuine Kahler NOS Parts
#O 1025B Fender Brass Bass Bridge for P and J Bass- Genuine Kahler NOS Parts
#O 1025B Fender Brass Bass Bridge for P and J Bass- Genuine Kahler NOS Parts
#O 1025B Fender Brass Bass Bridge for P and J Bass- Genuine Kahler NOS Parts
#O 1025B Fender Brass Bass Bridge for P and J Bass- Genuine Kahler NOS Parts
#O 1025B Fender Brass Bass Bridge for P and J Bass- Genuine Kahler NOS Parts
#O 1025B Fender Brass Bass Bridge for P and J Bass- Genuine Kahler NOS Parts
#O 1025B Fender Brass Bass Bridge for P and J Bass- Genuine Kahler NOS Parts

#O 1025B Fender Brass Bass Bridge for P and J Bass- Genuine Kahler NOS Parts
For Fender USA Color: Brass Condition: NOS. Mint as the day it was made in 1978. Includes: What you see in the picture. Other info: Recently discovered in a box during a cleanup of warehouse #4, This tone monster comes standard with upgraded milled saddles and a milled back baseplate all cut from solid 360HH brass. These unique old bridges weigh in at a whopping 13 ounces and are packed full of massive tone! See “A” in the catalog from 1978. This is a lost treasure of HUGE WIDE and warm tone. The strings are rear loaded under the intonation screw in the archway. The string pops out the front of the saddle. Made from the best musical brass in the world. You will not be disappointed. Cutoff time is 8am. The item “#O 1025B Fender Brass Bass Bridge for P and J Bass- Genuine Kahler NOS Parts” is in sale since Sunday, March 4, 2018. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Parts & Accessories\Guitar Parts\Bridges”. The seller is “whammy-parts” and is located in Reno, Nevada. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Brand: Kahler
  • MPN: 1025B
  • To Fit: P and J basses
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

#O 1025B Fender Brass Bass Bridge for P and J Bass- Genuine Kahler NOS Parts

Callaham American Standard Hardtail Bridge Brass Tele Saddles for Bigsby

Callaham American Standard Hardtail Bridge Brass Tele Saddles for Bigsby
Callaham American Standard Hardtail Bridge Brass Tele Saddles for Bigsby
Callaham American Standard Hardtail Bridge Brass Tele Saddles for Bigsby

Callaham American Standard Hardtail Bridge Brass Tele Saddles for Bigsby
This Callaham hardtail bridge has 2-1/16 string spacing, American Standard mounting, and enhanced brass Tele. Saddles specialized for Bigsby use. The bridge directly fits American Standard Strats and American and Mexican made Tele Cabronitas. Plate features string-through holes for use without a Bigsby. Height adjustment allen wrench. Specialty Guitars has been an authorized Callaham dealer since 2004. The item “Callaham American Standard Hardtail Bridge Brass Tele Saddles for Bigsby” is in sale since Tuesday, July 17, 2018. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Parts & Accessories\Guitar Parts\Bridges”. The seller is “specialty_guitars” and is located in Tempe, Arizona. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
  • MPN: Does not apply
  • Brand: Callaham

Callaham American Standard Hardtail Bridge Brass Tele Saddles for Bigsby

#P 1008B Fender Brass Telecaster Bridge Assembly Genuine Kahler NOS Parts

#P 1008B Fender Brass Telecaster Bridge Assembly Genuine Kahler NOS Parts
#P 1008B Fender Brass Telecaster Bridge Assembly Genuine Kahler NOS Parts
#P 1008B Fender Brass Telecaster Bridge Assembly Genuine Kahler NOS Parts
#P 1008B Fender Brass Telecaster Bridge Assembly Genuine Kahler NOS Parts
#P 1008B Fender Brass Telecaster Bridge Assembly Genuine Kahler NOS Parts
#P 1008B Fender Brass Telecaster Bridge Assembly Genuine Kahler NOS Parts

#P 1008B Fender Brass Telecaster Bridge Assembly Genuine Kahler NOS Parts
Item Name: Fender Brass Telecaster Bridge. For Fender USA in 1979. Mint as the day they were made. Includes: What you see in the picture. The saddles use a. Allen sets with a. See: #8427 Kahler Allen Set. Other info: Recently discovered in a box during a cleanup of warehouse #4, This tone monster comes standard with upgraded milled saddles and a milled back baseplate all cut from solid 360HH brass. These unique old Tele bridges are packed full of massive tone! This is a lost treasure of incredible sweet, warm bell tone. Made from the best musical brass in the world. You will not be disappointed. Cutoff time is 8am. The item “#P 1008B Fender Brass Telecaster Bridge Assembly Genuine Kahler NOS Parts” is in sale since Wednesday, September 12, 2018. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Parts & Accessories\Guitar Parts\Bridges”. The seller is “whammy-parts” and is located in Reno, Nevada. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • To Fit: Telecaster
  • MPN: 1008B
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Brand: Kahler

#P 1008B Fender Brass Telecaster Bridge Assembly Genuine Kahler NOS Parts

Starshine 2017 TL Custom Shop Electric Guitar With Gold Top Color Brass Bridge

Starshine 2017 TL Custom Shop Electric Guitar With Gold Top Color Brass Bridge
Starshine 2017 TL Custom Shop Electric Guitar With Gold Top Color Brass Bridge
Starshine 2017 TL Custom Shop Electric Guitar With Gold Top Color Brass Bridge
Starshine 2017 TL Custom Shop Electric Guitar With Gold Top Color Brass Bridge
Starshine 2017 TL Custom Shop Electric Guitar With Gold Top Color Brass Bridge
Starshine 2017 TL Custom Shop Electric Guitar With Gold Top Color Brass Bridge
Starshine 2017 TL Custom Shop Electric Guitar With Gold Top Color Brass Bridge
Starshine 2017 TL Custom Shop Electric Guitar With Gold Top Color Brass Bridge
Starshine 2017 TL Custom Shop Electric Guitar With Gold Top Color Brass Bridge

Starshine 2017 TL Custom Shop Electric Guitar With Gold Top Color Brass Bridge
Starshine 2017 TL Custom Shop Electric Guitar With Gold Top Color Brass Bridge. Body Back &side :Basswood. Truss Rod : double adjustment. Tuner : same the pictures. This is for USA. For the other countries. It may take more time to arrive. Which may take around 10-60 days to arrive from the date of dispatch issued. Our company will take the method of standardized Foam packing. During transportation it is very strong. If you want to use hardcase. Starshine Musical Instrument CO. We take advantage of the advanced imported equipments and modern technology to research , develop, and produce five series of products electric guitars , electric basses, acoustic guitars , electric-acoustic guitars and amplifiers which perfectly meet the international standard. We establish our own brand Starshine , which integrates delicate craft, scientific products structure and the spirit of many world famous brands. At present , our company produce electric and acoustic guitars of over 200 models and different grades , and we guarantee perfect craft, modern design , comfortable handing , clear sound and excellent playability. We are also well capable of processing with supplied design , samples , material, or parts and components. These guitars have been exported to many countries and areas , such as USA, Germany, Brazil, Russia and UK etc. Thus attract great attention of many foreign corporations. QUALITY MORE THAN EVERYTHING! All emails will be answered within 24 hours. The item “Starshine 2017 TL Custom Shop Electric Guitar With Gold Top Color Brass Bridge” is in sale since Friday, August 4, 2017. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars”. The seller is “starshineguitars1998″ and is located in . This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Brand: Starshine
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Body Type: Solid
  • Dexterity: Right-Handed
  • String Configuration: 6 String
  • Model: SR-LTL-B01
  • Size: Full Size
  • Body Color: Red
  • Body Material: Solid Wood
  • Soundboard Style: Flat Top
  • Model Year: 2017
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: China
  • Type: Electric Guitar

Starshine 2017 TL Custom Shop Electric Guitar With Gold Top Color Brass Bridge

Specialty Guitars Exclusive Callaham V/N Strat Bridge Assembly with Brass Block

Specialty Guitars Exclusive Callaham V/N Strat Bridge Assembly with Brass Block

Specialty Guitars Exclusive Callaham V/N Strat Bridge Assembly with Brass Block
Callaham V/N Strat® Bridge Assembly with Brass Block, Right Hand – Specialty Guitars Exclusive This complete Strat® bridge assembly is a direct fit for any body with vintage 2-7/32″ (56mm) mounting, but has narrow 2-1/16″ string spacing. Callaham designed this bridge specifically for players who have the E strings too close to the edge of the fretboard or who use humbucking pickups. The narrow string spacing will position the strings over the poles of the humbuckers. Specialty Guitars Exclusive – Callaham brass enhanced tremolo block. Choice of 64, Gilmour or Fender-length virtual pop-in stainless steel tremolo arm with mint green, parchment white or black tip. Callaham precision machined top plate. 6 Callaham vintage-styled stamped steel “CG” saddles for 2 1/16 spaced bridges with stainless steel screws and springs. 6 hardened pivot mounting screws. Claw with 2 stainless steel screws. Specialty Guitars has been an authorized Callaham dealer since 2004. The item “Specialty Guitars Exclusive Callaham V/N Strat Bridge Assembly with Brass Block” is in sale since Wednesday, December 9, 2015. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Parts & Accessories\Guitar Parts\Bridges”. The seller is “specialty_guitars” and is located in Tempe, Arizona. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Brand: Callaham
  • Non-Domestic Product: No
  • Model: V/N with brass block
  • To Fit: Electric Guitar

Specialty Guitars Exclusive Callaham V/N Strat Bridge Assembly with Brass Block

Specialty Guitars Exclusive Callaham Pre-CBS Strat Bridge Assembly Brass Block

Specialty Guitars Exclusive Callaham Pre-CBS Strat Bridge Assembly Brass Block

Specialty Guitars Exclusive Callaham Pre-CBS Strat Bridge Assembly Brass Block
Callaham Vintage S-Model Strat. Bridge Assembly with Brass Block, Right Hand – Specialty Guitars Exclusive. The finest nickel vintage style bridge available today. Specialty Guitars exclusive – Callaham enhanced brass vintage block. With your choice of virtual-pop-in arm and parchment white, mint green or black tip. Gilmour arm (4-18 from tip to center of bend). “64” arm (5-1/4 from tip to center of bend). Fender arm (6 from tip to center of bend). Vintage styled top plate. 6 Callaham stamped steel “CG” saddles with springs. Stainless steel intonation and height adjustment screws. 6 Callaham hardened steel bridge plate mounting screws. 5 springs, claw with 2 stainless steel screws. This bridge fits guitars with 2-7/32 string spacing, 6 point mounting and vintage-style routing without modification. These include: Fender Stratocasters made from 1954 to 1969 American made Reissue Strats (57, 62, etc) Highway 1 Strats up to and including 2005 Custom Shop Relics Jimmy Vaughan Strats Eric Johnson Strat Made in Mexico Classic 50s, 60s and 70s Made in Mexico Roadworn Strat Made in Mexico Gold Plated Deluxe with 6 point bridge and 2-7/32 string spacing. Specialty Guitars has been an authorized Callaham dealer since 2004. The item “Specialty Guitars Exclusive Callaham Pre-CBS Strat Bridge Assembly Brass Block” is in sale since Monday, September 14, 2015. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Parts & Accessories\Guitar Parts\Bridges”. The seller is “specialty_guitars” and is located in Tempe, Arizona. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • MPN: 03-05251
  • Brand: Callaham

Specialty Guitars Exclusive Callaham Pre-CBS Strat Bridge Assembly Brass Block

Callaham Vintage Hardtail Bridge with Specialized Brass Tele Saddles for Bigsby

Callaham Vintage Hardtail Bridge with Specialized Brass Tele Saddles for Bigsby
Callaham Vintage Hardtail Bridge with Specialized Brass Tele Saddles for Bigsby
Callaham Vintage Hardtail Bridge with Specialized Brass Tele Saddles for Bigsby
Callaham Vintage Hardtail Bridge with Specialized Brass Tele Saddles for Bigsby

Callaham Vintage Hardtail Bridge with Specialized Brass Tele Saddles for Bigsby
Callaham Vintage Hardtail Bridge – with Specialized Enhanced Compensated Brass Tele Saddles for use with flat-mount Bigsby. This bridge replaces the stock 2-7/32 spaced bridge and will fit’72 Telecaster. Thinline Reissues without modification. The plate and specialized brass saddles are modified for use with flat-mount Bigsby and Bigsby style vibratos. Height adjustment allen wrench. Specialty Guitars has been an authorized Callaham dealer since 2004. The item “Callaham Vintage Hardtail Bridge with Specialized Brass Tele Saddles for Bigsby” is in sale since Tuesday, June 23, 2015. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Guitars & Basses\Parts”. The seller is “specialty_guitars” and is located in Tempe, Arizona. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
  • MPN: 03-05105
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Brand: Callaham

Callaham Vintage Hardtail Bridge with Specialized Brass Tele Saddles for Bigsby