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Old 11-18-2012, 01:02 AM
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Re: New strat build project


Did some recording with my band yesterday (drums and guitar track). Such an awesome playing guitar. Hope to get the files from the studio shortly so I can get onto laying down the rest of the parts at my home studio.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:19 PM
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Hantug Guitars (they did my bridge) have the two other production runs of my bridge available on e-Bay if anyone wants to try them out. One with brass saddles and baseplate with titanium block, one with titanium saddles and block, and brass baseplate. If anyone was interested in checking them out, and have import/MIM 2-1/16" screw spacing on their Strat then these will drop right in.

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Old 11-19-2012, 06:04 PM
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Re: New strat build project


The Hantug bridge look great. Do they also make them for USA Strat 2 Point trem? I've been looking at the SuperVee Bladerunner to swap out for my American Stnd. Strat.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:29 PM
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I'm sure they can make something for you. He had made some Hipshot Style ones earlier in the year out of titanium. Contact him through eBay and ask. He may have something already made up.

I read earlier today that the SuperVees aren't quite as nice as they could be, considering the cost of the units.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:36 PM
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do tell where you got the negative info on the supervee. I was starting to think that their frictionless bending, and compensation for slight neck alignment variations was the 'ultimate' strat design. If you've got negative info, please share

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Old 11-20-2012, 02:38 PM
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There was a post on Seymour Duncan forum yesterday. It works ok, but the quality, considering the price isn't really up to scratch is what a use said.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:08 PM
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So, which one did you get? The Titanium Saddle and Sustain Block? How is the sustain? I have seen just a Titanium block for $250 alone. For $275, for Titanium Saddle and Sustain Block would be a good deal.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:15 PM
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I've got a brass baseplate, titanium sustain block, brass saddles and titanium saddles coming to me to test. Still waiting for them to arrive in the mail.

It certainly is a great deal.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:16 PM
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There was a post on Seymour Duncan forum yesterday. It works ok, but the quality, considering the price isn't really up to scratch is what a use said.
american manufacturing!!! NOOOOO!!!
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:21 PM
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Yeah, it's a shame if it's the case. I'd still like to check one out.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:56 PM
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Re: New strat build project


Picked up the bridge and my YJM loaded pickguard this morning. Bridge is installed now. Only issue is intonating the low E. I think I'll need to cut the saddle spring to adjust it enough as its too sharp right now when checking the intonation at the 12th and 19th frets.

Great bridge though. The brass saddles are in now, and the tone is nice and articulate. Sustain seems pretty good too. Tuning stability isn't too bad so far either. Just need to stretch the springs properly.

Pictures up soon.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:14 AM
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Here's the bridge with the brass saddles in.

Great tone, much fuller than the cheap Wilkinson one, more clarity and just general better tone.

And here's a real rough and basic rhythm demo between the two bridges. I'll try and do the same sample with the Ti saddles in place later. You can hear that the Hantug brass saddles, baseplate and Ti sustain block is much warmer and tonally more complex. I can't wait to try the Ti saddles.
http://www.lonephantom.com/wp-conten...tugBrassTi.mp3

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Old 02-03-2013, 04:36 PM
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Not much happening here, although there's been a bit with the guitar. Just installed the Ti saddles over the weekend. Once again another improvement in the tone. It took up where the brass saddles were, and added another level of clarity to the tone, not quite as warm, but still fantastic. I added another sample with the same simple chords and riff using the Ti saddles. You can here it here: http://www.lonephantom.com/wp-conten...HantugTiTi.mp3

I'll try and finish my write up with a part 5 on my blog. This is one awesome playing axe.
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