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Telecaster Compatible Ash-Tray Bridge Brass Saddles

Telecaster Compatible Ash-Tray Bridge Brass Saddles


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Telecaster Compatible Bridge with Brass Saddles

This Telecaster compatible Bridge with Brass Saddles is designed to fit the vast majority of Tele-style guitars. Coming with colour matched screws, it's perfect as a replacement for your existing Tele bridge, or as part of a brand new Telecaster-style build.

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.

Dual Loading Bridge Design

This bridge is dual loading, so you can have your strings as top loading or string thru. There are various reasons you might choose either, so having both as an option is a pretty good deal!

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.

Top Loading

When top loading, the strings are top mounted to the back of the bridge, which means a slightly lesser string tension than that of a through body. This will make the guitar sound more resonant and lively, which some players prefer over string-thru style bridges.

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.

Vintage 'Ash Tray' Style

This bridge has the classic vintage 'Ash-Tray' style 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!

Replacement Tele Bridge

This Telecaster compatible bridge with Brass Saddles will offer a massive improvement over that which came stock on your Tele guitar. It's a high quality bit of kit that will see improvements in tone, tuning stability, sustain, and intonation.

BT005SL Specifications

  • String Spacing 10.8mm (54mm E to E)
  • Saddle Material - Brass
  • String Mounting - String Thru or Top Loader


String Spacing: 10.8mm

String Spacing E to E: 54mm

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews

Quick delivery and a very good quality item.

E Barkworth
Ashtray bridge and saddles

The quality, value for money and fit is excellent, HOWEVER, the fixing screws supplied are not, at the age of 71 I’m well versed in drilling pilot holes and selecting screwdriver heads, before the first screw was halfway home, I decided not to use them and substituted them for another set I had in my parts box. The quality of the fixing screws screws supplied in no way compliment the bridge and saddles and could lead to another purchaser’s disappointment in your overall product. I hope my comments are of benefit as overall, I’m perfectly happy with other items from yourselves, EB.

David Lomax
Top Class

Order arrived quickly and the item is of excellent quality.
If ever I need bits and bobs for my guitars, I buy from North West Guitars every time.


Top quality item. Very happy.