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Newish J160e Saddle


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Hi:

 

I need a bit of expertise.

 

I've lowered the action on several acoustics over the years.

A couple of days ago, I removed the saddle on my 2012 J160e. I wanted to sand a bit off of the bottom to lower the action a touch. At the bottom of the saddle are 6 tiny holes that I've never seen on a saddle in my life. My worry is that I will sand too close to the holes.

 

What purpose do these holes play? Can I use another saddle without diminishing tone?

 

Thanks,

Jeff

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I noticed on the TUSQ replacement saddle for a Gibson there are 3 holes but they are not deep, maybe 2mm deep. Would be great to hear why they are there.

The small holes on the bottom of the Tusq saddles are there as part of the injection molding process. They play no role at all with how the saddle performs. It's just how they're made.

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