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Gotoh BS-TC1 Vintage Telecaster Bridge Compensated Brass Saddles

Gotoh BS-TC1 Vintage Telecaster Bridge Compensated Brass Saddles


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Gotoh Telecaster-compatible Bridge with Compensated Brass Saddles

This Gotoh Telecaster-compatible bridge is a high quality replacement bridge designed to fit the vast majority of Tele-style guitars. Coming with compensated brass saddles and a titanium base plate, there's a good reason these bridges are best sellers when player's are looking for the best Telecaster bridge.

Tele Bridge Design

The Telecaster bridge design is unique because it also acts as a mount for the bridge pickup. Most likely influenced by the design of lap steel guitars, the baseplate inreases the magnetic force of the Alnico slugs on the pickups, upping the magnetic strength and making the pickups more powerful. This sonic side effect is what gives Tele pickups their cutting sound.

Compensated Brass Saddles

Brass saddles are amongst the best materials out there when it comes to bridge saddles design. This is because they impart a warm tonality that isn't too bright, whilst being hard enough to not suffer from wear over time and deliver excellent intonation properties.

These particular brass saddles have grooves that stagger the break point of each string. This results in a more exacting intonation when compared to traditional vintage style saddles. Each of these saddles are reversible and can be used in any position.

Titanium Base Plate

The Titanium Base Plate delivers better sustain, clearer note separation and an improved harmonic response when compared to traditional steel and brass base plates. It is also non-ferrous and pretty much non-conductive when compared to other materials, preventing any potential issues with interference. This bridge comes with 4 colour matched screws, ensuring that the bridge base plate is tightly locked to the guitar body, promoting string vibration transfer.

String Thru

When using a string thru bridge, you'll have increased tension versus that of a top loading bridge, which some players prefer as it gives you a more stable playing platform, particularly when you're plucking with your fingers. It really comes down to personal preference which you prefer, as both will sound equally great, just different.

Vintage 'Ash Tray' Style

This bridge has the classic vintage 'Ash-Tray' type design made famous by the original Telecaster. The original came with a cover that went over the bridge, allegedly to prevent interference from the pickup, but the vast majority of player removed these immediately. This left a raised surround that looked remarkedly similar to an ash tray, hence the name!

Gotoh Tele-compatible Bridge

The Gotoh Telecaster-compatible Bridge will offer a massive improvement over that which came stock on your Tele-style guitar. Made in Japan, this is a high quality bit of kit that will see improvements in tone, tuning stability, sustain, and intonation.

BS-TC1 Specifications

  • String Spacing 10.8mm (54mm E to E)
  • Base Plate Material - Titanium
  • Saddle Material - Brass
  • String Mounting - String Thru


String Spacing: 10.8mm

String Spacing E to E: 54mm

For Right Handed Guitars

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