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Old 11-06-2019, 02:31 AM
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Default Brass Saddle Shims

I put in a shim made from a plastic card, and felt it slightly sudued the sound of my guitar (a Brett Statesboro 12 string).

I bought some brass shims on eBay, and love the sound now. The guitar is based on the Stella 12 string played by Blind Willie McTell. It has a real "honky tonk" sound.

Do you use wood, plastic or brass shims?
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Old 11-06-2019, 03:13 AM
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One thing about brass, its very heavy, so any brass added to the bridge or under the saddle will increase its mass, an increase in mass, I find equals an increase in volume

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Old 11-06-2019, 09:04 AM
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I've installed countless piezo pickups in guitars over the years and can honestly say I've not detected any change in tone. So I guess I'm surprised to hear that you noticed anything at all.

Normally I don't shim but rather jut make a new saddle. If I do thought I will typically use rosewood.
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