GraphTech Tele String Saver IOS Saddle Set of 3-Saddle (PS-8163-00)
I.O.S. barrel saddles have been designed for Vintage Tele style guitars. I.O.S. saddles open up string vibration by changing the string contact point on the saddle. Strings are allowed to oscillate more freely, allowing for a fatter, more open sound, increased sustain and the elimination of the “sitaring” effect. I.O.S. barrel saddles are an important upgrade for any guitarist seeking improved performance from a Tele style guitar.
Why String Saver saddles? Metal saddles hold your stings firmly. Too firmly. Imagine tightly gripping a wire coat hanger and bending it back and forth, over and over – it snaps. Patented Graph Tech String Saver saddles ease this grip.
As a string moves and vibrates against a String Saver saddle, a thin Teflon film is created which eases the grip of the saddle on the string and microscopically spreads the stress over a greater portion of the string.
Teflon is 500% more slippery than graphite and is impregnated throughout the String Saver material, so its lubricating properties will never wear out. For string breakage reduction the difference can be dramatic. Strings that last and last, no matter how hard you play – they guarantee it.
Use the String Saver guitar saddle and get strings that last and last, no matter how hard you play Graph Tech guarantees it! What do they sound like? Metal saddles have a pronounced 2 KHz treble spike that dominates the tonal spectrum. The String Saver guitar saddle has a more balanced tone, with highs, mids and big open lows. You will also notice this Graph Tech saddles provides an increase in sustain by up to 25% over brass saddles and 15% over steel.
- 2 3/16" string spacing
- Fits vintage and vintage reissue strats
- Improved tuning stability
- Teflon I.O.S. barrel saddles
- Increased harmonics & sustain
Condition: This unit is brand new, fresh from the factory. You’re purchasing from an authorized Graph Tech dealer.