THORN Brass Knuckle - Improved and in stock!

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  1. rowdyyates

    rowdyyates Supporting Member

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    I've had mine on 4 days.
    Improved sustain
    Sweet tone
    Volume noticeably reduced
    Less raw sounding
    I don't care for it on my Custom Shop Tele. I'm gonna try it on my Roasted Tele.
     
  2. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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  3. Ron Thorn

    Ron Thorn Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the feedback.
    We hadn't picked up on reduced volume during our testing. Luckily it's the one issue easily remedied with an electric guitar and amplifier ;)
    If you determine you don't like it, send it back for a refund.

    Cheers,
    Ron
     
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  4. rowdyyates

    rowdyyates Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the kind offer Ron. I want to try it in another Tele and see how that works.
    There's s lot to like - not least of which is only needing to check intonation on the E's.
     
  5. daveS

    daveS lefty dude on hiatus Gold Supporting Member

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    Nice! Please put me down for a one when the lefty brass chips fly :cool:
     
  6. jbd3

    jbd3 Please Don't Sell Me Any More Gear Silver Supporting Member

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    Brilliant idea, Ron. You look at it and think, why didn't someone already think of it? But somehow, for 60+ years, nobody did! Do you think you'd ever do the whole tailpiece assembly for a T-style guitar? The saddles seem like they'd be the hardest part.
     
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    openG slidealicious Silver Supporting Member

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    Love the idea !

    Ordered one straight away... Will there be a steel version sometime soon ?
     
  8. Ron Thorn

    Ron Thorn Gold Supporting Member

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    The base plate is stamped. That requires a big machine and the dies to do it in-house. I couldn't justify that.
    I have seen them machined from bar stock and plate because that can be done on a knee mill.
    I feel there are enough high quality ones available already that I should stay out of that field.
    We'll see :)
     
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  9. Ron Thorn

    Ron Thorn Gold Supporting Member

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    Possibly.
    I have a bar of nickel-silver here ready to run too. Same material as fretwire...that will be interesting.
    I experimented with a half dozen brass and bell brass alloys and dialed it down to our favorite.
    Found less lead sounded snappier and is harder.

    Thanks!
    Ron
     
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    openG slidealicious Silver Supporting Member

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    Nickle-Silver sounds like a winner. I’ll be looking for the final results.
     
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  11. shovelhead82

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    Looks great - I need to get a Tele now.
     
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    football Silver Supporting Member

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    Can you please let me know when the introductory price will expire? Also, do you have an update on when might be available for compound radius of 10-16"? Thank you.
     
  14. big mike

    big mike Fixed Bias Moderator Staff Member

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    Got mine. Really cool packaging. Hoping to get some time this coming weekend to install. I'm putting on a partscaster. Ash Body, Allparts TMO Fat neck, and Fender Nocaster pickups. Standard fender bridge plate.
     
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  15. rowdyyates

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    Any updates from users?
     
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    Papajuice Silver Supporting Member

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    So when can we expect the Nickel-Silver. I have a few pine tele builds I would love to try one on it.
     
  17. big mike

    big mike Fixed Bias Moderator Staff Member

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    Got it in today. Loving it
    Quick install didn’t radically change the guitars character (a good thing) but added some more of the good stuff. It’s just more gooder and feels more solid than 3 piece bridge

     
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    Nice design Ron! You know my lap steel conversion for Teles uses the same concept, but with round stock. Being a steel it needs no intonation. Bravo amigo!
     
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  19. ScottB

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    Great idea.

    I might get one just to make pickup changes easier!
     
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    What a great idea! Congrats!
     
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