TBP-FT4HM-CHM

Original Tele Plate

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  • Original Tele Bridge Plate

    TV Jones pickups and Teles are like long lost lovers...anyone who has picked up a Fender Cabronita knows that to be the truth. It’s almost unexplainable but there is something really special about That Great Gretsch Sound exploding out of a slab of wood bolted to a 25.5” neck. Our Tele Bridge Plates are made in the USA out of cold-rolled steel and are specifically designed to fit Filter’Tron style pickups such as our Universal or No Ears Mount. This plate comes with 6 adjustable saddles and everything you need to mount.

    This Original Tele Bridge Plate mounts with 4 holes.

  • Note: Original Gretsch Filter’trons and TV Jones Filter’trons have a clean 1/4” corner radius. Some modern Gretsch Filter’trons are made with more square-like corners and may not fit this plate.

  • Technical Notes

    Modern vs Original: The Modern Tele Bridge Plate mounts with 3 holes and the Original Tele Bridge Plate mounts with 4 holes.

Customer Reviews

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A.
Highly Recommended

Good and solid product. Shipping was also excellent.

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T.F.
Does not fit, wrong size

Replacing strandard Tele bridge and is too narrow. Would like to send back for refund

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D.C.
Great Product

This is a great product. Flawless quality and flawless fit (4 screw version into 2015 50s Baja Tele.) Installation went without surprises. Initial setup, action, intonation, etc was about as straightforward as I could ask for.

The final result looks great, works great, sounds great, and feels great under my palm.

The only complaints I might have are that the intonation adjustment screws are a little too long so restringing is slightly more difficult than it might be. They're M3-0.5x18. I looked around for some suitable M3-0.5x15, but decided to just cut down the existing screws. It's not required, but makes restringing in the dark a little quicker and easier.

One other minor thing: the holes that the strings pass through from below are a slightly smaller than the holes in the body, so restringing is not as smooth and painless as it could be. Next time I have the strings off I'll remove the bridge and hit the holes with a tapered counter sink. not enough to go through, but just enough to make a funnel shape.

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J.C.
Excellent Choice

perfect fit and excellent quality. A side benefit is that it is much more comfortable on my hand while playing than a traditional or stamped saddle bridge.

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A.
radius issue

Plate finish is very nice, saddles appear adequate. Problem being, the radius in the corners of the pickup cutout is too large, making the Filtertron pickup not fit. I had to file through the chrome plating and into the base material to tighten the corner radii in order to fit the Filtertron pickup in. The X and Y dimensions were correct in the cutout, just the corners didn't fit.

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