THORN Brass Knuckle - Improved and in stock!

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  1. Ron Thorn

    Ron Thorn Gold Supporting Member

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    The Thorn Brass Knuckle is a 1-pc. compensated saddle for T-style 3-saddle bridges.

    Increased sustain, accurate intonation, and solid coupling between strings and bridge plate.
    The advantage is all 6 of the strings' energy is transferred through just 2 points of contact between the Brass Knuckle and the bridge plate, instead of 6 found on a traditional 3-saddle arrangement.
    The same reasons a traditional 1-pc. wraparound sounds so great.

    Also prevents lateral saddle movement often resulting in uneven string spacing and strings hanging up on height-adjustment screws.
    Works with tradition String-thru or Top-load bridges

    Designed to match 9-1/2" radius fretboards, but we've determined it works beautifully on vintage 7-1/4" by having a slightly higher action on the high e-string, reducing choking-out during big bends.

    Precision CNC machined from solid brass, not cast, then hand polished.

    For the player that loves the sound of traditional brass saddles but is looking for accurate intonation with improved sustain and twang, the Thorn Brass Knuckle will end your search for the ultimate tone.

    In stock and ready to ship with an introductory price of $79.50 + $5.50 for Priority Mail within the US.

    Link to the THORN STORE

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  2. Shane S

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    I ordered mine @Ron Thorn and I don’t even have a Tele.... YET!
     
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    Hi Ron it was great meeting you Sunday at the Jam,
    Also this bridge looks like a great Idea, I will have to get one to try on my tele
     
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    Ron Thorn Gold Supporting Member

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    Hello Adam,
    Sure, shipping seems to run around $14.50 for most areas that I can tell.
    I can send you a Paypal invoice if you like. PM me details if you're up for it.

    Thanks!
    Ron
     
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    Thanks Ron. Pm sent!
     
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    You're the 3rd chap to ask in 24 hours - thanks!
    We've always been lefty friendly, so once this first batch runs low and I prepare the second round I'll machine the fixtures for the lefty version. Stay tuned!

    Thanks again,
    Ron
     
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    Ron Thorn Gold Supporting Member

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    That was a great first day of shipping orders...there's 27 fresh Brass Knuckles heading across the globe today. From San Diego, to Chicago, to Toronto, to Wales, to France.
    Thanks everyone!!!
    Post pictures of them installed on this thread if you like, would love to see them in various guitars.

    Cheers!
    Ron
     
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    Installed yesterday in my 1965 lefty strung righty. I can't say if it's perfect because my frets are very worn and some of them pretty flat on top, but it is at least very very good, with no perceived problems. Sound is maybe a little richer, hard to say because I changed strings at the same time. But it sounds great. I left the springs off because I didn't see what they added to the equation. I also did not cut slots. I have a pretty light touch and don't think I need them.

    I struggled with the originals for years and had some Wilkinson ones installed for a while but they seemed to over compensate. I was sold on the design and of coarse Mr. Thorn's execution is flawless. I like it a lot. Thanks for doing this, Ron! Now to find someone address the ancient frets...

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    Clever! Maybe a good Christmas gift for my G/T?
     
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    Any plans for a different radius like 12" or 16"?
     
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    Yes.
    Once this first batch is almost out I'll get a couple other sizes and maybe a lefty or two in round 2.

    Thanks!
     
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    Would this work well with a Bigsby B5? I have a Callaham Bigsby Tele Bridge.

    Thanks
     
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    Absolutely!
    Would love to see that set-up too.
    Thanks for asking,
    Ron
     
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    This looks awesome.
     
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