GraphTech Supercharger Kit

December 2, 2009
0.00HUGG_GraphTech_SuperGraphTech saddles and nuts have long been a popular cure for tuning and string-breakage ills, but the company has now put a both-ends solution into one box and called it the Supercharger Kit (as tested, retail $99/street $89). Available in saddles-and-nut versions for Stratand Tele-style guitars (retail $49-$59), the Supercharger Kit for guitars with Tune-o-matic bridges includes a complete lightweight alloy ResoMax bridge (loaded with String Saver saddles), matching bridge posts and inserts, white Tusq nut, a sheet each of 240 grit and 600 grit adhesive backed sandpaper, and complete installation instructions (it’s available for guitars with either 4mm or 6mm bridge posts). GraphTech’s answer to both tuning and string breakage issues comes in the form of saddles made from a graphite compound impregnated with Teflon, and nuts of a man-made “ivory like” material that’s also laced with the slippery stuff. Of course, any change in these crucial components will alter your tone one way or the other, but GraphTech claims improved sustain over both steel and brass saddles, along with a smoother, more linear tone. The results have won a following that that many name players, including Dick Dale, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Randy Bachman.
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