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  • Compensated Lefty Ashtray on Righty Guitar

    I want to put a compensated lefty ashtray on my guitar.
    I think I know what to do but correct me if I'm wrong.
    I have to remove the 3 saddles from their intonation adjusting screws and put them on backwards.
    I also have to place them in different places on the ashtray.
    High E where low E was etc.
    Am I close ? Right on the money ? Way off ?

    JJ

  • #2
    Wouldn't you just move screws and saddles as is, from one ash tray to the other ash tray bridge plate?
    The Intonation would stay the same.
    All you would be doing by changing the bridge plate, is changing the stagger slant of the pickup hole?
    T
    "If Hitler invaded Hell, I would make at least a favourable reference of the Devil in the House of Commons." Winston Churchill
    Terry

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    • #3
      No,I'd be buying lefty bridge with lefty compensated saddles and installing it on a right hand tele.

      JJ

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      • #4
        Do you have a link of the bridge you would buy?
        T
        "If Hitler invaded Hell, I would make at least a favourable reference of the Devil in the House of Commons." Winston Churchill
        Terry

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        • #5
          Wilkinson Lefty Chrome Telecaster Bridge Brass Saddles Tele Left Hand WTBCR LH | eBay

          JJ

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          • #6
            New Lefty Nickel Vintage Bridge for Fender Telecaster Tele Compensating Brass | eBay

            JJ

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            • #7
              Of course one of these would easily work.
              New Gotoh 6 Saddle Lefty Brass Bridge for Fender Tele Chrome | eBay

              JJ

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              • #8
                It depends on how the stagger is on the bottom of the saddle.
                If it is the same as the top, then the stagger can not be changed.
                Just turning the saddle around does not change it.
                A safer bet would be to buy just the bridge plate, and then buy 3 right hand conpensated saddles.
                T
                ** The individual saddle bridge would work.
                "If Hitler invaded Hell, I would make at least a favourable reference of the Devil in the House of Commons." Winston Churchill
                Terry

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                • #9
                  I know it's the safer way but it's also a more expensive way.
                  I'm diggin the Gotoh modern but it's pretty expensive.
                  Warmoth has the best price but they will not say when they will be back in stock.
                  Gotoh Standard Tele Bridge, Left Hand, Chrome

                  JJ

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                  • #10
                    What about this regular bridge.
                    LEFTY 3 Brass Saddle Tele Bridge Chrome - IN STOCK!
                    I use regular saddles, and just cock the saddle on the plate, right or left.
                    I've had good luck with that.
                    T
                    "If Hitler invaded Hell, I would make at least a favourable reference of the Devil in the House of Commons." Winston Churchill
                    Terry

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                    • #11
                      It's not compensated.

                      JJ

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                      • #12
                        You cock the saddle on the plate.
                        I do it all the time setting up stock teles.
                        write the ebay guy and ask him for a picture of a bridge saddle taken looking at the end of the saddle.
                        Ask if the left saddle and right saddle are the same.
                        That way you can tell if the saddle can be flipped over to reverse them?
                        Ask someone that has that bridge plate to look at the saddle.
                        Remove all the unknowns, divide and conquer!
                        I'm done, Good Luck.
                        T
                        "If Hitler invaded Hell, I would make at least a favourable reference of the Devil in the House of Commons." Winston Churchill
                        Terry

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                        • #13
                          Lefty

                          I finished the guitar. The bridge made the trebles fatter & the bass percussive and clear.
                          I like it a lot.
                          Now,on to the next angle.

                          JJ
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                          • #14
                            Good one JJ! Like the "weather worn" finish too. Late 70's I did much the same to one of my axes, with black stain for the barn board look.
                            This isn't the future I signed up for.

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                            • #15
                              Thanks Leo.
                              I'm diggin' this axe a lot. I'm going to take her out tonight,I have a country gig.
                              She's 7 1/2 #'s of comfortable alder. I had the pups already and scrounged the Tele parts.
                              Chunky neck with Jumbo frets,locking tuners.
                              I had to drop the p90 a bit to balance the pups a bit and they sound great together & cancel the hum.
                              The stain was soaking in unevenly so I said screw it,I'll hand sand it a bit and try and give it an old look without relicing it.

                              JJ

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