KTS Titanium Vintage Abr-1 Style Bridge Set, Titanium Saddles Mounted In A Zinc Bridge Base

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KTS Titanium Vintage Abr-1 Style Bridge Set, Titanium Saddles Mounted In A Zinc Bridge Base

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PR-01 KTS premium grade titanium slotted saddles fitted into a zinc die cast bridge base. This bridge can be used as a replacement for the original vintage ABR-1. Thumb wheels and mounting posts included.Important information - 73.8mm centre to centre of mounting posts52mm string spacing (centre to centre of the two outer saddles)4.1mm diameter of mounting holeM4 mounting posts. This bridge and saddle set is the very model used by Al Di Meola - one of the top players of all time, his finesse, phrasing and sheer technique are as unique as his guitar tone is. His extreme picking speed needs an instrument capable of delivering the attack and articulation of each single note. To give justice to Al's playing, a KTS PR-01 bridge with Titanium saddles has been installed on one of his favourite guitars - the black Gibson Les Paul Custom, featured on his classic album 'Elegant Gypsy' amongst many others. About KTS: 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 KTS Titanium products, please go to our dedicated site - http://www.kts-titanium.co.uk/ Download a review of Titanium Saddles from Guitarist Magazine here.
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