Masterbuilt Saddles and Nuts
Posted 27 May 2010 - 01:18 AM
Where the saddle is compensated on the B-string, this would be difficult with real bone. Let me know if I am wrong.
Posted 27 May 2010 - 06:08 AM
Curious. . . Why do you think it would be hard to shape real bone into a compensated saddle? I've had mine out of the bridge a couple of times, and the grain in the bone is evident. I've shaped a saddle from a bone blank, and although I didn't go to the trouble of compensating on the B string, it was for a beater/campfire git, it wasn't that hard to sand and file the exact shape of the plastic saddle I replaced.
Re: the Texan, no experience with it, but I looked up a few reviews and the official Epi press release, and with that limited reserch, didin't see anything about saddle/nut material either way.
Posted 27 May 2010 - 07:14 PM
I have the new Texan and can confirm that the saddle is bone. Once I started to sand it down a bit there was no mistaking the smell! Also, shaping a compensated bone saddle is not difficult at all. Just a bit of time and precision required.
'09 Epiphone 'Inspired by 1964' Texan
'83 Gibson Invader (Now sold! Boo-hoo, bloody recession)
'02 Tanglewood TW-15 Baby
Posted 30 May 2010 - 08:32 AM
I'll post what I find in the future.
Posted 02 June 2010 - 10:38 AM
Posted 27 July 2010 - 08:26 PM
The tone of this box was already great, it is now superb! I bought a tusq nut for it, but didn't bother changing it... yet.
This is without question the least expensive accoustic I own, but also without question, the best sounding acoustically , and a very close second to my Takamine with a cool tube preamp when plugged in.
I wish I had checked out Masterbuilts a few grand ago!
Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Studio Deluxe
Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93
Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE Acoustic/Electric
Epiphone Dove Acoustic Guitar w/Fishman Matrix Infinity pup
Takamine EF508KC all KOA w/ cooltube preamp & TRI-AX pup
Takamine EG523SC12 12-String
Line 6 Variax 500 modeling guitar w/POD XT live