Each Replogle Reso saddle for spider & biscuit bridges is approximately 2-5/8″ x 3/4″ x 1/8″ (66.68mm x 19.05mm x 3.18mm). Final trimming and slotting is required.
Mike Replogle explains, “reso guitars are infamous for intonation problems. Carving the saddle under the first two strings, and smoothly angling the other four strings greatly improves the intonation. I debuted this innovation on the Jerry Douglas Signature Dobro® that I designed back in ’94, and it works great.”
Split ebony/maple: ebony beneath the wound strings only, for more balanced tone and volume. Mike adds, “a full ebony cap like a banjo bridge has does boost the wound strings, but unfortunately it also boosts the plain strings, so it still yields an uneven sound… but with the first two unwound strings on maple and then the wound strings on ebony to brighten them up, the problem is solved—much more even and balanced sound.”
Split ebony/maple compensated: both Replogle refinements in one bridge. Better intonation, plus more uniform volume and tone.
The Split ebony/maple compensated is also available with a 16″ radius.