Anyone try titanium bridge saddles?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Andygee, May 19, 2011.

  1. Andygee

    Andygee Silver Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2005
    wilmington, DE
  2. dspellman

    dspellman Member

    Mar 26, 2008
    Dunno. I refuse to spend that much on a set of bridge saddles to find out <G>.
  3. Boris Bubbanov

    Boris Bubbanov Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    New Orleans + in the past
    I tried the cheap way around. Make my own.

    My Dad warned me, I did not have the means to machine titanium. Of course he was right.

    Hearing them, I just think the difficulty in making different types and the cost, we've never really established how and if they're better or even enough different from brass.
  4. eliot1025

    eliot1025 Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Somewhere under the rainbow
    I've heard great things about them. I'm using Raw Vintage saddles now. They have a very good rep. But I'm going to try titanium because I keep getting notches in my saddles and it requires professional attention too often. That's annoying. Also, my saddle height screws move - my saddles slip down so I have to re-intonate too often.
    Titanium, being stronger, should at least fix the notching problem. They're supposed to have better tone, sustain and note separation. I put a couple titanium saddles on my guitar before I realized I had the wrong width. Doh! I thought I heard more sustain and clarity but I'll have to wait until the correct set is on there.

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