Modern Gretsch Guitars

what saddles does the Gretsch synchro-sonic bridge use?

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what saddles does the Gretsch synchro-sonic bridge use?

im considering getting one and putting some graph tech saddles in it

thanks

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The saddles on the Synchro-Sonic are plastic. Not everyone's cup of tea. What's more, they are quite different in design from traditional Tune-o-matic or Fender saddles-- as far as I know Graph-Tech doesn't make saddles for the Synchro-Sonic-- I doubt there's enough demand for them.

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I was also not entirely satisfied with the original (ABS?) Synchro-Sonic Melita plastic saddles so I decided to make a few for myself. I cut a few round slices of 1" brass bar on my lathe and milled and filed to fit.

See also this thread Link...

As far as I know GraphTech does not make a melita replacement, but you can use two Black TUSQ XL nuts and cut and file them copying the original melita format if you are handy with a saw and a file :D

Link...

So far I'm very happy with the results, but I'm about to try using some more metals out of curiosity:

aluminum copper bronze silver

The aluminum bar is already mounted in my lathe, but have not had the time cutting it to size yet.

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The saddles sounded fine to me on Cliff Gallup's Melita loaded Gretsch. :)

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Thanks MaBerY i thought i might have to make them myself, but was hopeing i wouldnt have to. and thanks for the advice and links. i will have to go very slowly to get it right.

does the low profile screws come with the bridge if you buy the bridge on its own?

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No. All standard Synchrosonics are shipped with the thumbscrews only. The low profiles are available only as an aftermarket mod.


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