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Model 8501 Saddles compatible with Gibson Nashville Tune-o-Matic bridges post 2000

Model 8501 Saddles compatible with Gibson Nashville Tune-o-Matic bridges post 2000

PS-8501-00

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The 8501 model is the perfect option to upgrade or replace the existing saddles on your Gibson Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge dated after 2000.

It will also fit in a TonePros TP6 bridge and any Tune-O-Matic bridges marked PW on the underside.

These are the saddles we load into our ResoMax NV2 Bridges and bridges with API stamped on the bottom! 

They are a drop-in replacement set to make for an easy install.


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 some "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 has the String Saver which is impregnated with PTFE, the slipperiest substance on earth.

The PTFE 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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  • RF
    Richard F.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    great product

    After having a run of string breakage I remembered these saddles which I already had on my SG from years ago. Installation was easier this time as the saddles already have the slots molded in. I did have to sand one down as they are thicker than the standard metal ones. Would be great to have an official installation video for your product. Overall its sounds good I think my Les Paul is a bit brighter sounding which is useful.

  • TB
    Tammy B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    Tusq saddles

    These tusq saddles have great warmth and sustain couldn’t be happier!

  • MB
    Mark B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 months ago
    Awesome Saddles

    These saddles are easy to replace. They sound great. And, have not broke a string since installing them.. I used to break a sting at least every could of days.. Well worth it.. Recommend to all...

  • DM
    David M.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 months ago
    Second guitar I've used them

    I have two Les Paul's one a 96' studio and the other a 19' standard. These are awesome. Big improvement over steel saddles. From breaking strings to not breaking strings while darkening the the tone of these guitars. I like darker tone than you can get from the steel OEM's. Thanks!

  • EJ
    Eric J.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    10 months ago
    Great product

    Very solid. Had one for 20 years on my Les Paul and just added another set on my flying V

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