Micarta Saddle, 1/8" blank

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Micarta Saddle, 1/8" blank

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Micarta Saddle, 1/8" blank

Softer than bone, and files easily. Micarta is an excellent synthetic bone substitute.

Specified by Martin for nuts and saddles since the 1960s. Ivory in color and a bit softer than bone, it files and sands easily and gives a uniform tone. Its uniform density is ideal for use with undersaddle transducer pickups. Each blank has a flat bottom surface; shaping and slotting required.

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4-1/8" x 15/32" x 1/8"
(104.78mm x 11.91mm x 3.18mm)


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5.0

My first choice.

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I've 'switched out' tested self-made saddles of bone, TUSQ, and micarta, and the micarta has dependably given me the best balance across the strings. TUSQ shines through the trebles, but lacks micarta's definition in the basses. Bone has performed well, though, sometimes it lacks consistency from string to string. Unlike the other two, micarta can bind when sawing.

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What a difference a nut makes

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Curious as to how much difference a saddle makes, I used a Micarta saddle to replace the broken original plastic one on an old Silvertone acoustic. I didn't think it was worth all the extra work of making a saddle for this guitar...until I played it. Very dramatic improvement in tone.

2.0

Back to bone for me.

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Not great. Its tough, hard to file. Clogs up the files way too much. Didn't like it at all. Ho hum. Back to bone next time.

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