The action on my Orpheum Jumbo seems to be increasing, may be the Oasis is releasing to much moisture. Anyway, I would like to try a lower saddle and am wondering if there is a good source for a replacement saddle?
That's what I intend to do but would prefer to have a backup saddle, in case I take off too much (ruined some in the past) or if it was too much humidity and the top shrinks again I can get it back to normal easily.Lower is much easier than taller. Can't you just take some off the bottom of the current saddle to lower the action? Raising it up, you'd have to either shim or get a new, taller saddle. But lower is doable. File it down a bit?
Hey Merlin, That is the Fender part number for the exact replacement compensated bone saddle that your Orpheums came from the factory with, both your jumbo and 000 12 fret 12 string. It is already the proper radius for the fretboard, Properly compensated for the "B" string, and comes from the factory at full height. All you should have to do is sand the flat bottom for the overall height you want. Just match it up with your original saddle and use that for your guide. It is always wise to keep your original like you said so you can go back to it at any time. Best of luck!