Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by bynt, Jan 23, 2008.
I can't wait for the responses. I love to hear people use words like woody, spongy, airy, etc. Silly words used to describe tone are funny.
Me too. I think it's hard not to use them if someone wants to know what something sounds like, but I'm down for these as tone describing adjectives:
Any flavor of Ice cream
Paper cut on the tongue
I think I've usurped my own thread. Tangents, tangents, tangents.
I use Glendale compensated barrel saddles... Just because they look cool
3 barrel. Better sustain.
six - if you are anal about set-up and intonation
three - you want to look cool.
I assume this will be the last post since I've covered all the bases.
glendale user myself. gotta love the 3 barrel setup.
3 barrel for me
Unless you use Glendale's, then you get the intonation and the 'cool' look with 3.
Brass barrrels have a smokey tone.
If you're looking for stinky, creamy, bittersweet, factual, regurgatory, nefarious, shame-based, rocky-road, nag champa, patchouli, sandalwood, nurturing, paper cut on tongue, gougey, assy, sweet singing tone with beautiful sustain you have to use a three saddle bridge.
Otherwise it doesn't matter.
3 brass barrels cause brass rhymes with ass!
Smokey, Austere, yet somewhat impudent. Green nose, yet buttery, with long legs and a peppery finish.
You have forgot "Icepicky"
Brass has a harmonic complexity and detail that cannot easily be quantified or categorized by mere words on an internet foru.
3 barrel. IMO it's not even a tele if it has 6 saddles. The added transfer of string energy to the body having 2 strings per barrel is the key to getting that killer tele sustain when overdriven. Again, IMO.
Agreed, and it also makes them a little harder to play which is part of the appeal, they are unruly and unpredictable...great stuff.
Don't forget the hints of fresh topsoil and butcher's leather.
Seriously, if we're talking about the 6-saddle steel ashtray... the bridge posts on the stock Fender item slip unless you mod or treat them (nail hardener, no kidding). Ask Bill Chapin about his adventures w/ ballpeen hammer to that end.
6-saddle brass is alright, Keef has obviously made it work for a long time now, but the note decay is very different from a properly set-up 3-saddle steel, rearguardless of saddle material (I like brass).
3 Saddle Brass= Chuck Norris
6 Saddle= Kevin Federline
Three barrel. That's what came on my guitar.
One brass barrel in the middle and two individual saddles on either side. Yep, its time for the Prius Hybrid tele bridge!
All kidding aside, I have two with brass barrels and one with 6 saddles. I prefer the barrels.