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    Titanium Replacement Saddles...Anyone got some?

    Been thinking about doing titanium saddles for my 513. I hear it really makes a huge difference..here read this..

    http://www.kts-america.com/KTS%20Pre...pril%2009).pdf

    Anyone do this?
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    I tried them on my Fender american standard.I didnt like them.Made the strings feel slower in response if thats an acceptable explanation .What did a huge difference was changing the tremoloblock.I bought the Callaham kit.I got the best result using the original saddles though.So for every guitar something works and something dont and we all have a personal taste.I have to say though,the KTS saddles are very well made and worth trying.What kind of difference are you looking for?
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    How much is a set?

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    They are $175 for a set. Did you get a titanium or like a brass tremolo block? As far as what I am looking for...I really don't know. If it made the guitar sound better, and I like it, it would be a good investment. But for $175 I don't want to mess with the guitars mojo because I love the guitar. It plays and sounds great but I am not opposing to making it better! I just don't want to spend that kind of money and have it sound the same or worse!
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    I played a guitar with some at a NAMM show a few years ago and the difference was amazing as far as sustain goes. but no i dont have any.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danerada View Post
    I played a guitar with some at a NAMM show a few years ago and the difference was amazing as far as sustain goes. but no i dont have any.
    Was it on a PRS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slang05 View Post
    Was it on a PRS?
    No it was a telecaster.
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    I've never tried titanium, so I have no comparrison for you. What I do like though, is Graphtech saddles. I've put them on every guitar i've ever owned and to me, they make a huge difference in tone and tuning stability. I recently bought some for a US PRS bridge and put them on my tone pros bridge on my custom 22. They didn't fit so I had to carefully "grind" them down with a dremel tool to make them fit. I removed so much material that I broke one while installing them (at the screw hole). I sent graphtech an email, explaining what I had done and 3 days later recieved a replacement at no charge. So, great product and great customer service as far as i'm concerned. As soon as I get an intonatable bridge for my 20th SC it'll get graphtech saddles as well. I would already have one, if they didn't cost as much or more than most import guitars! Paul if you actually read this stuff, an intonatable bridge should be standard on your higher end guitars and the prices you charge for your replacement parts is rediculous. Give us a break man, we already own and LOVE your guitars, we shouldn't have to pay thru the teeth for parts for them! I'm seriously considering putting an after market tone pros bridge on my "baby" because they cost about 1/3 of what a PRS bridge does. I would prefer "not" to do that, and will continue to search ebay for one with a "decent" price point.

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    yes sir slang, thats the ones. The ones i've used in the past were solid graphite instead of a graphite insert, but I'm sure they'll work just as well.

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    I'm not actually sure I'm going to do anything to it until the band kicks back up here in a few weeks. Kinda wanna see if I have any issues. Sitting in my studio playing the guitar it feels perfect.
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