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I'm going for the bone saddle and pins soon to follow. Dean -18A '37. The saddle in my '67 F30 is made of plastic or something similar by the looks of it. It's an amazing player and awesome sounding dread. An added bonus: West African ivory is the hardest saddle material that is usable in the tonal range of the guitar. Cool, thanks for the advice. I'll be going with the bone saddle to start with and then onto the pins hopefully before my next restring. I've replaced the Tusq saddle on a J45 I used to own and immediately went back to the Tusq saddle. 6,946 426 1. This guitar appears to have had a neck reset at some point in it's life (see last 2 pics) and a little of the clearcoat … I tried the saddle shown on Amazon, Ebay and Mcnichols Guitars (9mm center height) but it was too short to allow me to obtain 2/32 & 3/32" string heights at the 12th fret. The bone robbed the J45 of all it's warmth and low end. 'Eighth of January - Backing Track' 6 days, 'The 8th of January - Guitar/Banjo Harmony' 6 days, 'Message from Banjo Ben Clark - Tony Rice Passing' 17 days, 'Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar E/Em Chord Strum' 18 days, 'How to play cripple creek back up chords and strum' 18 days. (prior review has been removed and replaced with this one) Note: The Bob Colosi saddles are made for your specific make of instrument. It also the primary terminus of the suspended strings where the vibrations are transferred to the bridge and tonewood body of the instrument. If we have Micarta as the stock material, we want bone. Dean -18A '37. Nut and saddle making is Lutherie 101. 43mm Bone Nut & Compensated Bone Saddle for Acoustic Guitars. DVD-quality lessons (including tabs/sheet music) available for immediate viewing on any device. "As for nut and saddle materials, keep in mind that harder is not always better. Expecting generic bone nuts and saddles to fit instruments is really not realistic. use your old saddle as a guide, and dray a line across the bottom of the saddle where you want to sand it to. If the slot doesn't allow for a good fit, the LB6 can have trouble, just like any other saddle or undersaddle pickup. I have two bone Bob Colosi compensated saddles for my E10D.. The dust that gets into the lungs does not come out, and is not absorbed by the body. Since the Colosi Bone LB6's are made by custom order for Bob, they are not covered under any standard LR Baggs warranty. I should add I bought the Colosi saddle shim kit just to have in my guitar tool kit. The same can't be said of the cows, of course. Post Jul 10, 2017 #1 2017-07-10T09:15. Martin® Style Drop In Saddles - Imitation ivory rods and bars. I like to go to 2.5 mm for the high E, in case a groove wears in the saddle over time, and I need to sand it out. All Rights Reserved. Great thanks guys. The saddle on an acoustic guitar is the thin strip of hard material embedded in the bridge which helps determine the height of the strings. (yes, I have had to do that on other saddles too!). 400+ tunes bundles available, each with chord charts and various speeds. I did speak with Bob Colosi (Guitar Saddles.com). Supercharge your practice! Is Bob Colosi's web site still www.guitarsaddles.com? Comes with an upgraded case that normally comes with the 500 series and up. I am not offended by this risk factor, but it does need to be weighed into the equation. However, if you want to "dial-in" the tone on a guitar that is too warm / dark in tone, this may be a Godsend. Great Savings Free Delivery / Collection on many items If you send me a saddle or pin to be copied, it MUST be in a padded envelope. If you overdo it, you can salvage the saddle with an ebony shim from Bob Colosi. Bone - Ebony, Abalone, Faux Tortoise or NO inlay : 37.00: Bone - Double ... Bob Colosi 107 Partridge Lane St Marys, GA 31558. Upgrades include wood truss rod cover, Bob Colosi Bone Saddle, and Taylor Ebony Bridge Pins; I will include the originals. I'd love to be able to get one that's "pretty close", but the one place I know to go to, Bob Colosi, doesn't list Guilds on his site. I could not tell a huge difference but I supsect it made some improvement and IMO it looks better, FWTW LOL. This saddle is not for every instrument: If your guitar is already bright, this may make it just too bright. When you go to a jumbo instrument (like mine), you gain tone, complexity, and resonance, but at the cost of decreased brightness. But tonight I removed the LR Baggs Element UST and replaced the Tusq saddle and plastic bridge pins with a bone saddle and bone bridge pins from Bob Colosi. But the HD-28V is not a drop-in saddle nor do I believe it is a compensated saddle. 2013 Taylor 314 Acoustic Guitar with upgraded case. (that was my initial mistake...). Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Copyright 2021 Flatpicker Hangout. Bob Colosi says on his website www.guitarsaddles.com " Often overlooked in terms of the sound your acoustic guitar produces, the Add to Wish List. Saddles made to fit all makes of guitar including Martin, Seagull, Takamine, Ovation, Yamaha, Washburn, Fender, Tanglewood, Crafter, Admira, Freshman, Hofner and many more. The ideal string height is 2mm for the high E string, and 3 mm for the low E string, at the 12th fret. I’m pretty much a low tech one guitar cheap bastard who does his own set ups. Note: The foundation courses that a student should take may be reduced or waived; however, the student has to complete the units requirement by taking more elective subjects as substitute to the foundation courses. All I can tell you is I've done it with Colosi saddles on a number guitars; Taylor, Guild, even a Blueridge (that came with a bone saddle) and I've noticed an improvement on all of them. And it will seem like it's taking forever but suddenly it'll be just right, so you don't want to grind too much--you will then have one useless piece of bone on your hands. It dialed in the brightness that was lacking, without removing tone and complexity of sound. Monthly newsletter includes free lessons, favorite member content, flatpicked guitar news and more. I get a high volume of these daily! Maury’s Music use to sell them, but no longer carry Blueridge products, so that is out. Quick View Compare Sold Out. Bone saddle. I'm finally sending my Gibson J45 Tusq saddle to Bob Colosi for an exact copy in bone. The guitar is 27 years old and as far as I can tell doesn’t need a neck reset now or anytime in the near future. The guitar was built in November 2013 and played very little. It seems to be down. -BJ. Well, my friend who has a HD-28V played my HD-28 that is fitted with a Colosi bone saddle and bone pins and now he wants to do the same -- via a luthier. Bob Colosi Exact Copy Bone Saddle Anyone? Just wondering if this is a worthwile upgrade on a Taylor 314 with stock saddle. Take your playing to the next level with the help of a local or online flatpicked guitar teacher. After going back and forth between this and bone, I finally realize the benefits of this saddle. you won't be sorry--all my guitars except the D-18GE (which came with FWI saddle 7 & nut) now have Colosi bone, FWI or FMI saddles, and the tone and sustain are clearer and more complex. I installed a Bob Colosi bone saddle and pins about two years ago and took the saddle down just a bit. I am not using either since I obtained a tall original Eastman type saddle from Eastman Co in Ca. Fossilized Mammoth Ivory Guitar Saddle. GraphTech PQ5000 TUSQ Nut - Curved Bottom for Stratocaster / Telecaster etc.. £9.99. I don't know of anyone doing that for generic production ukes, though. The flatpicked guitar reviews database is here to help educate people before they purchase an instrument. -BJ, yes change both the saddle and pins...its money well spent. Thanks again. And louder. He deliberately makes them about .001 to 003" thicker than needed, and a bit of extra height. Add to Wish List. Up for bid is my 2011 Breedlove American made D/SRe guitar. Rosewood has some of this same difficulty; it has wonderful overtones and complexity, but doesn't tend to give the brightness that maple back and sides would give (maple lacks in the overtone/complexity area). £10.28. Wash your clothes after the sanding job, and wash your hands. Solid woods throughout with spruce top and solid rosewood back and sides.Other features include a Bob Colosi bone saddle and ebony fretboard and bridge. I asked Bob why he did not have Eastman pre made saddles and he said they were too inconsistent in size? -Ken W in Portland, Oregon. With this hardness, it should last a really long time! Only selling as it gets no play time and need to downsize. It seems we tend to want to move up on the hardness scale anytime we plan on changing these things out. The height is then sanded to proper height, making sure your sandpaper is on a really flat surface! Of course, this is not meant to be a substitute for playing the instrument yourself! If you continue, we will assume that you agree to, 'The 8th of January - Guitar/Banjo Harmony', 'Message from Banjo Ben Clark - Tony Rice Passing', 'Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar E/Em Chord Strum', 'How to play cripple creek back up chords and strum'. Buy Bone Saddle in Guitar Saddles and get the best deals at the lowest prices on eBay! It's deformed a bit, plus it's super tall so I'd like to stick a bone saddle in there. Colosi won’t ship them outside of Georgia, so unless you live there you can’t get one anyway; ... Its everyones choice, but before considering ivory, exhaust options with strings, picks, and really good bone saddle and nut (which you would already have on a SCGC instrument) and set-up. For the price, it is a steal. Supercharge your practice! Only way to find out is to give it … Not only is Bob's elephant ivory legal, as I understand it part of the proceeds from its sale go to a fund to help protect the animals from future poaching. Hi All, Is there anywhere that I could buy a pre-shaped bone saddle for my BR-73 Acoustic? 2. A warning before I sign off... All bone and ivory saddles give the hazard of inhalation of the fine dust, which can supposedly lead to lung problems. Where Purchased: web site www.guitarsaddles.com, Bob Colosi's West African Ivory saddle was just what I needed for my Tacoma JR55 jumbo (rosewood back and sides) six-string guitar. Reverb - Larrivee LV-03K Koa Custom Acoustic/Electric Guitar - … He sent me some veneer shims, which I used, I just needed (1) .020”. Custom Made Bone Guitar Saddles By Chris Alsop. The buyer then sands down the saddle to the precise thickness for his specific instrument, so it will just slip in without forcing, but not have slop front & back. I've seen that Bob Colosi has a kit with instructions, but since international shipping for the kit is more expensive than the kit itself and I already own good wood that can be used for shims, I just thought I ask here how you guys do it. Practice Tracks for Flatpickers We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If we have bone, we want fossilized ivory. Cleaner, sweeter sounding tones if that makes sense. Reverb is a marketplace bringing together a wide-spanning community to buy, sell, and discuss all things music gear. This review supersedes my previous review for this item. Bob Colosi does make replacement saddles for a lot of production CNC made guitars...and they pretty much work, but there still may be some fine fitting. … Bob talks about the materials he uses and where they come from on his web site. By Todd Stuart Phillips . Registered Member. Quick View Compare Sold Out. I was trying to order a bone saddle for my guitar. Made to your specification for all types of guitars: steel, classical, electric acoustic. You should be cautious in this area, and use a face mask to be safe. Bob Colosi is a gifted craftsman, this I know. After going back and forth between this and bone, I finally realize the benefits of this saddle. I am thankful for the service Bob Colosi gives to the guitarists looking for ideal tone. My advice is to go SLOWLY when grinding--be very, very patient. My advice is to go SLOWLY when grinding--be very, very patient. 400+ tunes bundles available, each with chord charts and various speeds. 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