A whole new way of approaching the art and science of keeping instruments in tune and intonated

A whole new way of approaching the art and science of keeping instruments in tune and intonated

Standard Saddles
nominally 10 - 28 pounds.

Low Tension Saddles
nominally 8 - 22 pounds.

High Tension Saddles
nominally 15 - 45 pounds.

So how do we know what tensions we need for our specific tunings and string sizes? The standard tension saddles, that come with the bridge, cover about 80% of common tuning string gauge combinations.

The first step to deciding which saddle is right for a certain tuning range is to use our Tension calculator (link to calculate_guages_2.0). It will calculate tensions for given string sizes and recommend which saddle is right.

If the tuning is within 2 pounds of an upper or lower tension limit on a certain saddle, we suggest going to the next saddle up or down. For example, for tensions of 12 pounds or less, we suggest low tension saddles, even though technically the standard saddles should go down to 10 pounds. Likewise, for 26 pounds and up, we suggest high tension saddles.


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