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clansfolk Guitar saddles (26) RE: Guitar saddles 03 Mar 04

I find guitars saddles much the same as horse saddles - a pain in the bum!

sorry - far less feed back with an under saddle transducer but they do colour the sound when playing acoustically especially if your guitar has a built in graphic. Also well worth purchasing a "Feedback Buster" they only cost a few pounds/dollars and do help in preventing feedback also keep away from your drummer if you have one!

I have made some changes to saddles over the years to try and improve sound quality when played acoustically and through a PA, these have included using various shims of metals under the saddle, different materials for the saddle and drilling holes through the saddle between and below the string notches then sawing from the base of the saddle to the holes this helps to separate the tone from each string and also works well with an under saddle transducer to give more clarity to each string, various "tricks" work for various instruments - have a play and enjoy just keep your original saddle.


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