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How do you set the bridge on a Telecaster?

How do you set the bridge on a Telecaster?

Setting Intonation on a Tele

  1. Pick the open string and verify it’s in tune.
  2. Fret at the 12th fret and pick this note.
  3. If the 12th fret note is flat, move the saddle forward a little by turning the adjustment screw at the back of the bridge (counter-clockwise) using a flat or philips screwdriver (whatever is appropriate).

What bridge does a Telecaster use?

Fender American Series Telecaster Bridge This is the same bridge used on many of the Fender American Telecaster models, making it a good upgrade option for a Squier Tele or one of the Standard Telecasters, though not a better option than something like the Babicz bridges.

How do I make my Telecaster sound heavy?

To achieve a thick, heavy tone, you’ll need to combat this somewhat spiky sound with a compressor. The Pigtronix Philosopher’s Tone works great for this. Tweak the Blend and Sustain controls and you’ll add consistency to your rhythm work and sustain to your leads.

Do you have to ground Telecaster bridge?

it’s not totally needed, telecaster bridge pickups have an iron backplate that is coper plated, the screws will ground it. but for some extra security you can strip about 3/4 inches of wire and sandwich it between the bridge and the body, this is how most hard tail bridges are grounded.

How high should Telecaster pickups be?


Bass Side Treble Side
Vintage style 6/64″ (2.4 mm) 5/64″ (2 mm)
Noiseless™ Series 8/64″ (3.6 mm) 6/64″ (2.4 mm)
Standard Single-Coil 5/64″ (2 mm) 4/64″ (1.6 mm)
Humbuckers 4/64″ (1.6 mm) 4/64″ (1.6 mm)

How do I set up my Telecaster guitar properly?

011″ (0.3 mm) from the first saddle. Move the third saddle back from the second saddle using the gauge of the third string as a measurement. The fourth-string saddle should be set parallel with the second-string saddle. Proceed with the fifth and sixth saddles with the same method used for strings two and three.

How do I make my Telecaster sound like a Les Paul?

The Quick Answer. You can make a Telecaster sound more like a Les Paul, to a certain extent, by increasing the sustain, reducing the treble frequencies and eliminating the background noise associated with Tele’s.

Why do telecasters hum?

It’s just a guitar plugged into an amplifier. This “explanation” is usually followed by advice to “break the loop,” try removing/re-installing wires, use a ground-lifting cable or device, or something like that.