Re: Bone Saddle for flame maple accoustic
- From: "Keith Adams" <keithadams@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 22:37:40 -0800
Your luthier doesnt know what he's talking about. That stuff about the nut
and open strings is bullshit. When you play your guitar do you hold your
finger/fingers on a note or chord until it stops making sound before moving
to the next? When you play all the strings vibrate all the time. That slight
vibration is what makes a guitar sound lively, loud and sweet. Bone is good
but aluminum is even better. Another thing to think about is changing the
bridge pins. No wood, plastic or Tusq .
I'm not saying you were ripped off because your luthiers time is money.
Making a compensated saddle is really easy though. Good solid tuners can
make a big difference in sound as well.. This may apply more to acoustics
than electrics but any parts on your guitar that directly touch the strings
should be as good as you can get them.Well. Whether you wanted them or not.
Theres my opinions on the subject
"boardjunkie" <boardjunkie@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Dec 11, 9:50 pm, "Lee Waun" <leew...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I bought a flame maple Simon & Patrick accoustic guitar about 2 months
I am very happy with it. It is the best looking accoustic guitar I have
I like the sound but I wanted to see if I could improve the sound so I
my luthier I would like a bone nut installed on the guitar instead of the
artifical nut that is installed.
He said he could but he said the nut only effects the open strings. He
if I really want to make the biggest change to the guitars sound I should
have a bone saddle installed in the bridge. He pointed out every note
on the accoustic goes through the saddle but only open strings are
by the nut.
Anyways I got a custom intonated saddle made of bone made for this
It cost 80 dollars and I also have the original saddle as well in case I
ever want to put it back.
Anyway it has effected the sound. I would say it is somewhat brighter but
more than anything notes are more distinct now. With plastic nut the
were more muddy sounding. Less separation. And this is playing it as an
This guitar is not amplified in any way.
Anyways all in all a good upgrade.
You can't go wrong with a bone nut. Have it done.
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