exhaust_49 said:I'm planning on building an lp and I think that the tune o matic is a tone sucker.
exhaust_49 said:To each his own I guess.
But sonically speaking, I'm pretty sure a single wraparound transfers vibrations better than two bars of metal that are heaver for the strings vibrations to move.
I don't mean to start a war but that's just how I see it.
Tone_Terrific said:"I don't mean to start a war" but why would a metal bar suspended on two posts over the body transfer vibration better than a bridge suspended by two posts and PRESSED down by the strings connected to the tailpiece? Huh?
Anybody ever test this premise?
(Somebody has to ask the obvious questions)
Berlin Chris said:Interesting topic....
c)with a T-O-M you can "tune" the overall sound (twanginess and mid response) of the bridge assembly to your own liking. Try it, it works!
exhaust_49 said:A wraperound tailpiece has better vibration transfer due to the strings pulling force. When you have a wraparound tailpiece there are rotational force at work trying to rotate the back of the tailpiece (and therfore the studs) to be on the same axis as the strings.
So you've got the studs putting pressure on the stud holes in the body wood adding to the bridges solidness which in turn provides more sustain and more tone.
The reason that a single wraperound has better vibrational transfer than a t.o.m. is because even though you have downward pressure with a t.o.m. bridge the vibrations are not concentrated as much as with a wraperound.
I've never tested this but it is a colabration of ideas from people I have talked to combined with my own.
I honestly don't know of what context of acoustic coupling you're speaking of... However, the kind of acoustic coupling I'm thinking of isn't a "barge full of crap." For a long time I used 2 bass cabs, sometimes I'd have them stacked, sometimes I'd have them side by side, and I do recall the first time I thought I'd pull some tricky thing by having a cab on each side of the drums, washing directly towards me. Although I had all 6 speakers pointing directly at me (although from different distances) I was wondering where all my big 'ol' nut shaking thunder went- acoustic coupling. You can drag the cabs 3' apart and angle them both towards you and you can tell the difference.Praline said:"Acoustic coupling" is a barge full of crap.
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Don't know why,i just like em!