Cherryburst Posted September 11, 2007 Report Share Posted September 11, 2007 (edited) This is sort of a follow up to the thread I made about Maple vs Mahogany wood "sustain" issues. Lets talk about metal parts... We all know that brass was a big deal back in the 80's for bridges, for "sustain" Everybody was selling something with brass in it. Callaham makes a good case that cold-rolled 1018 steel is best for trem-blocks http://www.callahamguitars.com/blocks.htm Both brass and steel make sense because of their density, but the use of Aluminum is interesting... Hipshot makes its baby grand bridge out of aluminum, and Stewmac sells a wraparound that uses a 1950 aluminum alloy http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bridges,_tailp...ls.html#details http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bridges,_tailp..._Tailpiece.html Super Vee makes a trem in which they found aluminum to have the "warmest tone" after trying everything else. http://www.super-vee.com/technology.html So.... does anyone want to express their thoughts on Brass vs Steel vs Aluminum as a bridge material for "sustain"? Edited September 11, 2007 by Cherryburst Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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