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Model 8400 Saddles compatible with Tune-o-Matic bridges ABR-1

Model 8400 Saddles compatible with Tune-o-Matic bridges ABR-1



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The 8400 model is a great option to upgrade or replace the existing saddles in your ABR-1 style Tune-o-Matic bridge.

These are drop-in replacements making for a quick and easy install.

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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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6 reviews
  • RH
    RC H.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Perfect fit and sound great

    I bought these for a 1974 Gibson Les Paul and they fit perfectly. These are the Tusq saddles, not the string saver. I did not put string notches in these saddles. The wound strings don't move when bending the strings but the plain strings will but it doesn't seem to be a problem. I may notch the plain string saddles on my next string change if they don't make their own notches after some playing time. To my ear, the sound is improved. The tone and sustain are better. I didn't think these would improve sustain because I thought the steel saddles would be harder material and sustain longer but these Tusq saddles did improve the sustain. The tone is actually brighter with the Tusq saddles. In case it matters to anyone reading this, I top wrap the strings on the tail piece so there is less tension on the bridge.

  • RL
    Rod L.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 months ago

    I’m happy!

  • KH
    Ken H.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    8 months ago
    Tusq 8400 saddles

    Replaced nylon saddles on my '63 VOS Gibson 335 with Tusq 8400 and very happy with result, brighter and clearer tone.

  • RJ
    Regis J.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    11 months ago
    Fixes some ABR1 issues

    These great saddles for ABR 1, it solves some of the vibration issues you can have with ABR1. They may require some filing of some ABR1 brands.

  • BD
    Brian D.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Tune-o-matic saddles

    I had ordered the wrong saddles and they were great about replacing them with the right ones. They fit perfectly and I really like the way they sound.

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