tusq compensated saddles for epiphone masterbilt
Posted 17 April 2010 - 07:56 AM
There I told you bone is better! I think pound for pound an Epi MB is one of the best values in acoustics today.
Posted 18 April 2010 - 07:41 PM
I did eventually find a Tusq saddle to fit the IB 64 Texan (with some work) but I am not convinced it really improved the sound, either acoustic or amplified, over the original bone. I would say it was neutral.
What I found really did make a big difference to the sound on both my IB 64 Texan and my Washburn D61-SWN was replacing the original plastic bridge pins with Tusq pins. They cost less than £20, are easy to fit and really do improve the sound of the guitar. What's more they look as though they will last a life time, which is more than you can say for plastic pins.
Posted 19 April 2010 - 01:41 AM
This is his ebay shop but he has a website if you dont have an ebay account, he is U.K based and quite reasonable
All the best.
Posted 19 April 2010 - 04:49 AM
NEVER put a pre shaped ANYTHING on your guitar, it won't work right and is cheap and lazy way of doing things.
The reason the suggest tusq is because you can be sloppier when carving it and it will still work with an undersaddle pup, where as bone, the preferred material with the superior tone must be cut to exacting tolerances and most shops are to unskilled and lazy to take the time to properly fit a bone one.