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I would really recommend getting a new saddle, StewMac or LMI. They tend to be cut a bit thick (9/32 or so) so you can sand them down to something between a press and slip fit. My experience has been that getting a shim to fit just right and not move or tilt is more work than just doing it right to begin with. Also, a shim just adds another moving part in a system that needs to be rock solid.
Just my three cents
Sounds like a shim is the easiset way to go. I should have measured better before I bought the thing yesterday. I knew I had to sand it for length and height, but didn't consider thickness. Just looked it up and Seagull specifies a 1/8 inch thickness.
Meanwhile, I just phoned Guitar Center and told the kid who answered that I was looking for a Graph Tech 1/8th inch Tusq fully compensated saddle and he thought it was some sort of electronic gear ... sigh.
After we talked a minute of two, he's checking their stock and is supposed to call me back.
Antonio ... Hmmm ... a "shim", that would be easy enough.
John --- thanks for the input. It makes sense that "sonically" something would be impacted by changing the angle.
Question about replacing a saddle ...
Last night I replaced the 7-year-old saddle on my 2005 Seagull Artist Mosaic with a new Tusq saddle. I sanded it to the correct length to fit snuggly into the slot and then I duplicated the height of the old saddle because the action was fine before.
However, the new saddle appears to be a little less "thick" than the old one. It appeared to fit nicely in the slot until the strings were tightened, then it tilted slightly forward in the bridge slot.
Is this angle likely to cause any damage to the rosewood bridge?
The guitar sounds great and plays fine. I feel sure the action is a bit lower as a result of the angle and that doesn't bother me.
I Just want to make sure that the bridge isn't in any sort of jeopardy.
What do you think ??
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