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Anyone try titanium bridge saddles?

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

  1. Andygee

    Andygee Silver Supporting Member

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  2. dspellman

    dspellman Senior Member

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

    Boris Bubbanov Member

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    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.
     
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    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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