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FDP Forum / Guitar Mods, Repairs, and Projects / Bone vs. TUSQ - new saddle for Baby Taylor acoustic

009
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Feb 21st, 2018 09:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Which material should I buy? Any consensus here?

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Lassoing

armadillos
Feb 21st, 2018 09:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Either one will work great...but:

Good bone is as good as Tusq.

Bad bone can be really soft.

Tusq is 100% consistently hard--which means you can buy a Tusq saddle and never give it a second thought about whether it's good or not.

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Feb 22nd, 2018 04:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I like Tusq a lot. It’s been my go to for years now.

009
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Feb 22nd, 2018 06:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I like sure things. TUSQ it is. Thanks.

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Feb 22nd, 2018 03:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The cherry chapstick doesn’t stain Tusq.

Point -Tusq

ModernRifle

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Apr 26th, 2018 07:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have mocked up my compensated nut and will probably use tusq for my final version.
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The main reason is the consistency; I anticipate better result with my tools and beginners skills.
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My research revealed a high acceptance and desire for tusq'

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Apr 26th, 2018 07:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Bone stinks like you don't wanna know when you saw it.




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Get ready for the

Buena Buena
Apr 26th, 2018 08:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm hoping you're referring to working on guitars, Brother Pinetree.


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Achase4u

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Apr 26th, 2018 09:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The smell of bone brings back fond memories for me starting out at a shop building guitars when I was 20.

I like Tusq a lot, though I don't quite like how it cuts with a nut file. I guess I've cut so many hundred bone nuts I just know just how it cuts. I do like Tusq, though. Put some on my recent guitars. Polishes decently but not as well as bone IMO.

Very consistent material.

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May 1st, 2018 06:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've been using Corian for a while now. Nice density, consistency and pretty much free, at least inexpensive.

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