This saddle seems to be ill adjusted in several ways. Actually it looks terrible maladjusted and not well done at all. First of all it doesn't have full contact with the bottom, secondly it seems to be too thin for the slot so that it's tilting forwards. Both problems can also be interrelated but do not need to. Thirdly it's not even evident form the picture that it is a bone saddle. If it's plastic, it's well worth to spent a few $$ on a bone saddle.hinterglem wrote:Thank you for the suggestions. I don't think it was the speakers, as my steel string guitar sounded OK with the same speakers. You might be onto something with the saddle though Bill. I haven't adjusted it, but I just took a closer look, and it does seem like there is a bit of a gap at the treble end.
Here is the bass side:
And here is the treble side:
Would I be right in thinking I just need to loosen off the strings, push the saddle in further, then re-tighten the strings?
I'm sure if you take a good look at how the things fit together you'll be able to improve the situation at least. Maybe you can afford a bone saddle and make a new one that is fitting just right without slanting and having as much contact as possible with the grove bottom.hinterglem wrote:Thank you for the comments. The bottom is flatter now than it was, but it is only hand-sanded, so not completely flat. Also, the woven cable that runs along the slot is what is stopping the saddle from sitting flat in the slot - the bottom of the slot is not flat, it is rounded (and movable) because of the cable there. I should probably get a luthier to look at it, but I can't afford that right now.
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