Why does the saddle matter?
Mike Replogle explains, “reso guitars are famous 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 boosts the wound strings, but also boosts the plain strings, so it still yields an uneven sound…with the first two unwound strings on maple, and 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.
Each Replogle saddle is 2-5/8″ x 3/4″ x 1/8″ (66.68mm x 19.05mm x 3.18mm). Final sanding, trimming and slotting is required.