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dismount
12-28-2014, 10:59 AM
Pics of ebony or African black wood slide in saddles. Absolutely works great!

Nickie
12-29-2014, 02:18 PM
I'll plead ignorant...how does this fix intonation problems?

jcalkin
12-29-2014, 04:08 PM
I'll take a guess. The original saddle is the worn ridge supporting the new shinny saddle, so the scale length has been lengthened by the thickness of the new saddle. I've made drop-in bone saddles like this (the slot filled by the support piece with the back extension sitting on the bridge itself) to correct the intonation of classical guitars. I haven't a clue what the second picture is, but somehow it reminds me of an "Aliens" movie.

BlueLatitude
12-29-2014, 04:41 PM
The second picture looks like the bridge on my plastic TV Pal uke -- with a little strip of wood added just like the first picture.

sequoia
12-29-2014, 06:11 PM
I must admit that I have been staring at these pictures for 10 minutes and can't figure how the two are related except it appears to be dusty where ever it is. Perhaps Dismount will enlighten us as to what the second picture shows. A lot of work went into that for sure....