If you have a guitar and $40 to spend..BUT 'EM!
Price: $40.00 (new)
Where Obtained: musiciansfriend.com
Put them on my strat a while back along with a new set of strings. Its been quite a while now and my strings havent broken yet :D Besides increasing string life, the String Savers also increased my guitars sustain quite a bit..tuning has also been easier..dont have to stretch the strings after each adjustment, anymore..
String Savers are cheap, easy to install, make a huge difference in tone, and save agressive players like me the trouble of buying new strings all the time. No player should be without these.
Price: $35.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musician's Friend
The first thing I noticed was that these saddles make a huge difference in terms of tone. Added to my Ibanez Stagestar through an Ibanez 225 combo, notes have a lot more definition, and my guitar sustains longer. I mainly got these because I broke strings at a rate of about one per week (especially the low A and E strings), and I've had them for three months and I have not broken a single string.
I play really, really hard, and these things don't have a scratch on them.
This is a great product. I wish they had these for floyd rose trem saddles. They only drawback is that they are a bit hard to find. I had to mail-order.
Price: $33.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Stewart Mac
Reduces string breakage at the bridge saddle with graphtech's special built-in lubrication.
The hold up very well - better than steel or brass because they haven't gotten grooves worn in them.
As soon as I put them on and tuned up I could hear the difference. It was subtle but they added a slight richness to the tone taking away a little twang. They adjust better and setting the intonation was a little easier. They also have a lower profile than the stock ones which looks cooler. I don't have a problem with breaking strings but I was told that my sound would improve with these so I went for it. It did and I'm happy with them.
Price: $35.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicainsfriend.com
I put these on my MIM strat. They are the "import set" which are narrower for the vintage mexican tremelo.
They are supposed to reduce string wear and tear. I'm not sure how long they will last.