KTS Titanium 68 Style Telecaster 1/4 Diameter Saddles

£71.95
+ £1.50 Shipping

KTS Titanium 68 Style Telecaster 1/4 Diameter Saddles

RRP: £79.96
Price: £71.95
You save: £8.01 (10%)
£71.95 + £1.50 Shipping

Only 2 left in stock

Dispatched within 4 days

We accept the following payment methods

Description

Saddles from late 1954 were the plain steel barrel type with no grooves. They were .250 in diameter. After mid 1958 the plain steel saddles were replaced by the .250 diameter threaded saddles that remained a standard part until sometime in 1968. In 1968 the .250 diameter steel saddles with the groove at each end were introduced. The groove took the diameter of the saddle down to between .215 to .220 at the bottom of the groove where the string was positioned.SPECIFICATIONS:3 piecesThread: 6/32Length: .819 in.Diameter: .250 in. Based in Tokyo in Japan, KTS were the first company to develop and manufacture tone-resonant titanium saddles for guitars and basses. The bridge saddle is a key and crucial part in helping to create the sound of the guitar because it is in direct contact with the guitar string and titanium creates a more consistent string vibration, resulting in a fuller tone with longer sustain compared to any other saddle made from alternative materials. Titanium saddles have become a popular upgrade for guitars and basses, with large guitar manufacturers in the industry recognising the benefits and now fitting them as standard on a lot of their instruments. However, unlike other manufacturers who use random surplus titanium scrap, KTS utilises only premium-grade, formula-specific metal. Manufactured to very high tolerances in Japan, KTS begin their production with round rod titanium and then cold-roll it several times to form the correct shape for each individual model of saddle. The titanium is then annealed at a very high-temperature in an argon gas atmosphere to create a very high structural stability within the saddle and increase its overall durability and strength. After this, the saddles are then sent to the final machining process, ready to be fitted to the guitar bridge. KTS have always ensured that their attention to detail and sourcing the very best materials create the ultimate titanium saddles available today. This is why high-end boutique builders such as DeTemple Guitars, Marchione Guitars and Joe Barden have all sung the praises of KTS titanium saddles and top named-players are using KTS such as Larry Carlton, Al Di Meola, Pat Martino, Jon Herington (Steely Dan) and Don Felder (Eagles) to name but a few. For more information on our Titanium products, please go to our dedicated site - http://www.kts-titanium.co.uk/ Download a review of Titanium Saddles from Guitarist Magazine here.
  • Fruugo ID: 39486432-81170234
  • EAN: 7426806136195
  • Retailer VRN: GB403175586

Delivery & Returns