Originally Posted by origenesprit
I've been thinking about the all bronze bridge from Armadillo instead - any experience with them?
No experience with Armadillo bronze bridges but brass bridges and nuts were a big fad in the mid 70's (e.g. Stars Guitars, Alembic modifications, etc.) and when installed the change in metal made a change to the tone. Some liked it. Some felt it gave more sustain. But eventually it was considered a tonal mistake and dropped by most.
Of course, the original bridge saddles on early Teles/Esquires are brass and the bridge tray is plated copper.
So, any change to the metal parts holding or supporting the strings will have some tonal effect. Its up to you to decide if it's good or bad.