Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by duckbunny, Sep 20, 2008.
Do the newer style MIA steel saddles, or graphtecs, for instance, change the sound noticeably?
Yep, it makes a difference especially at concert volumes ...
Even at non-concert levels you can hear a difference than other dense steel saddles. There's a brighter sound in the stamped saddles and I hear a little more twang in them.
And keep in mind that fender redisigned the am.std trem,using traditional bent steel saddles...way to go fender!!Add four extra pivot screws and you're done!!!
what do you mean by "pivot screws"? and why four? are you talking about basses?
I mean the screws where the trem pivots when we use the whammy bar!Am std trems have two,while the good old vintage strat trem has six,so...there are four screws missing!!!I'm just expressing my preference towards the traditional six-screw strat trem that's all!!!
Not only is there a substantial difference between the block saddles and stamped saddles, but especially between steel and graphtech saddles. All the good that graphtech saddles do for tuning stability is negated by what they do to tone...the difference is staggering. They've since released a steel saddle with a graphite insert to minimize the effect, but it's still very different.