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Model 8503 Saddles Blank compatible with Gibson Nashville Tune-o-Matic bridges post 2000

Model 8503 Saddles Blank compatible with Gibson Nashville Tune-o-Matic bridges post 2000



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The 8503-00 model is the blank version of the 8501-00 model (you make the string slots and determine the string spacing) to upgrade or replace the existing saddles on your Gibson Nashville Tune-o-Matic bridge dated after 2000.

These are also the saddles we load into our ResoMax NV2 Bridges and they are a drop-in replacement on tune-o-matic bridges with API stamped on the bottom! 



Please note: engineered for maximum vibration transfer, TUSQ saddles for electric guitars will add rich bell-like highs and big open lows. Switching to TUSQ Tune-o-Matic saddles will add more "spank" to your tone.

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Drop-in replacements by bridge model or stamp

What are the String Saver and TUSQ Materials in Saddles?

String Saver Saddles

String Saver saddles are made with a unique combination of materials made to enhance tone and dramatically reduce string breakage. Each saddle is permanently lubricated.

Lubrication formula in String Savers eases the grip between the saddle and string, spreading the stress over a greater portion of the string, just enough to drastically reduce string breakage.

Our patented String Saver Originals are made entirely of our String Saver material and give you a very balanced tone across the spectrum. People who were breaking one or two strings a night have contacted us after using String Savers and are amazed that they go weeks and months without breaking a string!

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 look of a metal saddles while freeing you from the problem of breaking strings.

TUSQ Saddles

TUSQ Saddles have a rich tone without the inconsistency found in ivory, bone, and other natural materials. Bone and ivory have hard and soft spots (grain) throughout each piece, hampering the consistent transfer of vibrations to the guitar top. TUSQ saddles are designed to transfer the right frequencies more efficiently from the string to the guitar body.

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  • DF
    douglas f.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    It was immediately apparent that all staff was commited to providing an exceptional stay !!


  • FC
    Frantisek C.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    The investment is worth it!

    Perfect choice for a 12 string bridge Gotoh for my double neck. I recommend!

  • BH
    Brian H.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago

    Hello from Nashville: I can’t believe it took so long! I can’t believe they costs that much !! I know they are good products i have Lots of the product line and the harmonics are really astonishing - How about a 1/2 inch or 5/8 x 4” block for solid top sound on existing posts ? Shape/cut the block DIY ?Thanks for the new stuff!

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