Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by fishleehooker, Aug 7, 2012.
Probably a dr pepper. LOL
Yeah he seems to be more a social imbiber. Still though I know for a fact it was easier for him than it would be for me and many many millions of others.
Update: Still this thing is insane. No going back folks. Here is how it works: Brass Knuckle+Thorn Staple tele= Link Wray or Keith Richards
seriousy, Ron is a freaking genius of a designer.
his tremolo bridge is hands down the best I have ever experienced - and I have had vintage fender trems, PRS trems, and all manner of Gotohs and Floyds.
if he'd somehow get these bridge designs of his mass-produced as aftermarket or OEM parts, they would blow the competition out of the water.
My Paul Languedoc G4 Hollowbody uses a brass saddle in the floating bridge. He claims it adds a bit more brilliance to the note definition.
I bet it does, especially in a 'doc design.
Very cool guitars!
Here is a pic
Time for an update on the Brass Knuckle. My two local guitar buddies that I lean on for advice and guitar banter agree that my new Thorn, GT 083 is magical, seriously Magical. The bridge is a huge part of it too. I have no earthly idea what these will go for, but they will be worth it. Neck pickup guys will never sound so good. And it is solid, this bridge. I am over-the-moon with this guitar and bridge and pickups. I own 6 Thorns and have had a few more and the new one is absolutely on a new level.
I gotta call him and ask about buying one for my Esquire.
Yeah I'd love to hear your take on it when applied to a guitar you already know well. GT 83 is magical so I can't do anything to it to change that, why would I? But I think a LOT of it is the bridge.
Man I want yo try that bridge?
I'd like to try this on a chimemaster.
That is a great looking guitar.. love it..
Bump... any new information on whether that saddle will be sold individually? I'll buy at least a couple to try out.
I don't know the particulars, such as price, but Ron told me, when I asked, that they are for sale. Ring him up or email him.
I'd like to add while in here that I am going to post a vid soon on this, and it will be my first so I hope it records OK. I will be getting another guitar with this bridge for sure. It has overtones galore and is its own thing in comparison to a normal Barden tele thing.
Been trying to resist this... really I have... but I'm in a cantankerous mood this AM...
World War 1 Brass Knuckles:
Mods, if you want to delete this I understand why.
Do you happen to know the thickness of the brass (the top of the brass where the strings lay across?)
Not off the top of my head sorry. Could measure...
Thanks Lambone. I appreciate the help. Pretty sure it is 1/4" but cant say for sure. Trying to make my own and a tad stumped on the thickness of brass. Do you still own your Doc? I appreciate the measurement if you do.
I can't believe I made that first one over 5 years ago and that it's taken me this long to go into "production" with it. I guess that was a long enough test drive?
I've tweaked the geometry a bit more, allowing the strings to lay over the Knuckle on a radius similar to that of a traditional saddle, plus added a tiny roll-off at the break-point.
PS...rumor has it a few Brass Knuckles will be used on Master Built Tele's at the upcoming NAMM Show - they dig it!
I really want to try one. Can I order one yet?