Saddle Material?

I made a saddle out of Hard Maple on a modified Regal. After 10+ years it shows no string dents. I used it because I could dye it red.
 
I put a tusq saddle on the ka-b 6 months or so ago and it definitely changed the sound. Louder and clearer than factory nubone. Will change nut someday as well when the experimenting mood is upon me. Pono sounds good with bone and will probably leave it as is.

Also put bone nut, saddle, and fluro strings on a First Act soprano which now sounds like a real uke instead of dime store toy uke.
 
I use Corian for nuts and saddles. Can't detect any sound difference between bone and Corian and bought a lifetime's supply for $10.
Miguel
 
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