Posts Tagged ‘brass’

  1. Brisbane vintage guitars: Nuts about Nuts

    May 6, 2014

    Brisbane vintage guitars

    As a kid I grew up in a world of “cant”. “You can’t do that, you can’t do this”, dear reader, I’m sure you know what I mean. However the biggest “can’t” came in my late teens.

    This one was a doozy “you can’t make a living playing rock n roll”. In fact my vocational guidance officer (do they still have those?) told me that I could make a living as a musician if I joined the army forces. Perfect how could I refuse? (more…)

  2. Handmade Brass Saddle Bridgepieces

    February 5, 2010

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    Up until recently we, like most guitar repair shops replaced bass saddles and telecaster bridge saddles with the best bridge saddles we could find.

    However I’ve never been that happy with the type of brass used, nor the tone it produced. I researched the historical “why’s” and “where fores” of this and found the most interesting thing. The original brass used by the likes of Fender back in the 50’s was actually a softer compound than that which is available today. (more…)