Graph Tech Tusq Vintage 3 barrel Tele Saddles

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Graph Tech Tusq Vintage 3 Barrel Telecaster Saddles

The PQ-8163-00 is a perfect upgrade or replacement set of saddles for your vintage three barrel Telecaster.   They are compensated saddles to improve the playability and tone of your guitar.

TUSQ delivers a rich tone, crystal clear bell like high end with big open lows and a significant increase in harmonic content and harmonic sustain.  Increase harmonics equals more richness and character in your tone.  Its the difference between a four piece choir and a twelve piece choir singing every time your play a note.

  Consistent quality   Increased harmonic content
  Ivory white in color     


 Measure  Length Width 
E to E  
0.271" 2.187" 
inches 55/64"
5/16" 17/64" 2 3/16"
millimeters 21.66mm 7.62mm 6.88mm 
Read the String Saver Saddle FAQ here

No matter how hard you play, String Savers dramatically reduce string breakage

Install a set of String Saver saddles and kiss off the string-bustin' blues!  String Savers are guaranteed to dramatically reduce string breakage while providing full bodies tone and up to a 25% increase in sustain.

How do they work?

Metal saddles bind and lock the strings in place (like a vice).  String vibration causes metal fatigue on the string resulting in string breakage.  String Saver saddles are impregnated with PTFE, a permanent lubricant which allows the strings to move enough to take the stress off the one fixed breaking point.  The result is...your strings last and last.


What do they sound like?

String Saver Originals are made entirely of our String Saver material and give you a more balanced tone than steel saddles.  On first listen, some people believe that the top end has gone away.  All that is missing is the 2KHz spike;  what's added opens up a whole new world of sonic possibilities!  Once your ears get used to the new sound, you will start to hear all the added harmonic content that String Saver Saddles reveal.

String Saver Classics are made with an extremely high quality steel saddle with our patented String Saver material inserted in the string ramp.  String Saver Classics preserve the classic bite of a metal saddles while freeing you from the problem of breaking strings.