A great upgrade. In terms of feel, this is the best upgrade one can make in my opinion. Works great on my '52 reissue telecaster. I had the old style saddles that can accommodate the ash tray. I find the "wall" around the bridge plate intrusive. This resolved the issue. Thank you very much hipshot for your fine products!
Put stainless bridges on one of my Tele,s and my Strat the tone,sustain and string balance are second to none. Best Fender bridge out there in my opinion.
Jewellery for guitars. Absolute top quality and incredible customer support. All future builds will be with Hipshot products.
Great product. I've had this bridge on my Warmoth Tele for 3 years now and it works great. No edge lip to get in the way when finger picking. Has good weight for added sustain plus the brass saddles. I drilled 2 holes in the front edge and put in 2 screws to keep the bridge absolutely flat, this also helps with tone and sustain.
just received bridge yesterday! fist timpressions: gorgeous finish, seems very well made... perfect fit for made in japan (1988) custom 62 reissue fender tele... screws are a lot longer than original ones, so i did a slight drilling to avoid crack the wood... (just in case) this bridge is the day for originals night, theres no sides and corners dificulting playability... all positive on feel, quality ease of installation etc... pluging the cord: at first, i noticed something like "touuummm" on every note, this dont likesme because while tunning, this tends to "confuse" tunner, is like "phantom" note... oh and this was a little tricky at first because bridge plate is perfectly flat and shinny, to the point that saddles tends to slip sliglty diagonally when you start to put tension (i tuned ligher string first, because heavier tends to "pull" saddle more... but once i figured out, theres was no problem with this... then proceeded to intonation... i relase all tension moved saddles retuned checked until found the right spot, and was the same thing, saddle slipt and affected intonation, but once you figured and checked alignment, intonation is spot on... once you intonate one string, the other is perfectly intonated too.. great! play time!!! im sounding trought pod HD500, this bridge kindda soften the very high end of my tele a little and/or adds mids, so appears rounder tone, at least thats the perception,this is good because is useful for distortion soloing... (im using Dimarzio Fast Track T bridge...) oh, and another good thing: this bridge allows me to use the same presets with eavy distortion that original bridge causes a lot of squeal... but not all is that good: to me, guitar loses note definition on cleans, i mean, now sounds "average" on cleans (not dull or tammed or everything bad), but before change bridge, string/note definition was awesome ...