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Nylon or metal bridge studs?

jgyn

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Thinking of replacing nylon bridge studs with metal on my '69 Les Paul Deluxe. Any pros or cons?
Thanx,
-jan
 

J.D.

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I don't think you mean studs, you probably mean saddles.

If the latter is the case, yes, the saddle material will certainly change the sound. It will be a bit brighter with more harmonics with the metal vs. nylon.
 

dwagar

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if you change them, DON'T throw away the old ones.
 

Mitchell

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You can do it, but read up on how to do it, notch the saddles, etc.
The nylon saddles are phatter sounding through the amp, but dont resonate or make the guitar come to life/harmonics near as much as brass saddles do.

Good Luck
 

jgyn

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You can do it, but read up on how to do it, notch the saddles, etc.
The nylon saddles are phatter sounding through the amp, but dont resonate or make the guitar come to life/harmonics near as much as brass saddles do.

Good Luck

Hmmm. The Deluxe is, of course, brighter than my other Les Pauls with standard size humbuckers.
Guess I'll just have to try a (metal) bridge and see!
Thanx.
-jan
 

rick13

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Don't throw away the originals or goober them up. Getting originals isn't that easy anymore. I have a spare set in waiting for the day one of the orignals craps out. I can't imagine metal would really be an improvement over the current tone. My guitar is plenty bright and articulate.
Rick
 

Bluespower

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I had nylon saddles on my mid 60's ES 335, then switched to metal, and back again to nylon. They (nylons) sound good to me. and I believe the strings glide a little better.
 
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