Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by fishleehooker, Aug 7, 2012.
I got one and it is fantastic.
So you're unveiling the additional radius options at NAMM, right @Ron Thorn?
I asked in another thread on this unit. No response so, I'll ask here.
You guys that have them, how did you like the action across the strings when done? Much compromise needed, if any?
I ask because I'm quite sure my action setups over the years have not been of a strict 9.5 or 12 layout. I use 11-49 strings. 9.5 radius on the Tele I'd like to try this bridge out on.
And, I like to get as low as I can get away with, and still be able to overbend up high on the E and B's without fret out.
I've got the Brass Knuckle on my two Thorn G/Ts, both have 10" radius boards. I like them set up as you described, as low as I can get away with, without any buzzing/fretting out on bends or aggressive picking. I'm happy with how both play.
Quite happy with mine. Tone, intonation and action are much better now than with what came stock on my ‘63 reissue.
Mine's on an allparts 9.5 radius neck/partscaster build with 10's.
Feels better than whatever I had the curve set too before, just a little smoother...probably more gradual.
Great tone and feel.
Thank you all for the replies. Looks like I may be destined to try one out
I was a bit concerned also that it only sits on the 2 small saddle type mounts, rather than 6. And, what that may or may not do to sustain, transference, etc.
But, sounds like you guys are getting good results from it as it stands.
Yes it fewer contact points, but it's also less moving parts, so the whole thing feels like it has a bit more mass and transfers more energy.
At least that's my hypothesis.
I'm waiting for a 12" for my Kauer titan.
Here's one on my Titan.
Ahhhhhh works on the flatter radius? Nice"!!
I liked it so much in my Titan that I put one on my parts tele. I think it's a great piece of gear.
its bloody brilliant - end of!
Thanks. The Mastery bridge you put on it worked great but I thought this was better looking and I'm not noticing any loss of tone or difficulties with intonation. I'm loving the guitar.
Yes, it works just fine.
I think that's rad. I've been meaning to try one at some point.
A few years back, I was considering modding a one piece aluminum Bigsby bridge for my old Tele clone. Low and behold, I went to the Thorn website yesterday and discovered the Brass Knuckle. Super cool.