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« on: December 29, 2005, 02:31:10 AM »

Hey everybody, I just changed out the tusq saddle on my D-03RE to a bone one from Larrivee. It REALLY made a difference!, more sustain, tone, note separation and BASS!!! Now it causes my belly to rumble like a Taco Bell lunch  :GRN> , man I am really glad I installed it now. Has anyone else noticed this dramatic of a change when they went to bone on their rosewood drednaught? 

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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2005, 03:33:02 AM »

I had a Larrivee bone saddle replace the stock Tusq saddle on my D-03R. Man, what a difference!
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2005, 09:27:08 AM »

I've only said it about 100 times already lol :GRN>
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2005, 03:53:20 PM »

How much does Larrivee want ($$$) for a bone replacement saddle?

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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2005, 04:21:31 PM »

Not sure, but I think about $20-25 USD, plus shipping.
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2005, 04:26:32 PM »

I read the title of this thread and it got me to wondering it the bone saddles are from a horse.

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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2005, 04:31:11 PM »

I read the title of this thread and it got me to wondering it the bone saddles are from a horse.

Jim

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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2005, 05:04:25 PM »

HEY MIKEY, I GOT MY NEW SADDLE FROM THE DEALER WHERE I BOUGHT MY LARRIVEE. TRY THAT FIRST, I THINK I ONLY PAID 20 BUCKS FOR IT AND SAVED SHIPPING TIME AND COSTS. I FILED IT DOWN TO FIT MYSELF  AND IT ONLY TOOK AN HOUR OR SO. IF YOU HAVE ELECTRONICS INSTALLED IN YOUR GUITAR IT WILL REQUIRE A LITTLE MORE CARE TO INSTALL THE NEW ONE.

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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2005, 09:59:50 PM »

Oh yea, got to do the bone. 
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« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2005, 10:54:15 PM »

I'm about to replace with FWI...anyone experience significant differences between the bone and FWI with saddle material?
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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2005, 02:52:24 PM »

can anyone comment on going from TUSQ to bone on an OM-03R?
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« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2005, 02:56:41 PM »

can anyone comment on going from TUSQ to bone on an OM-03R?

I did it when I had an OM-03R. Only thing I noticed was an addtional $25 on my credit card.

Try different types of strings.

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« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2005, 03:14:08 PM »

i think sometimes there will be dramatic differences, sometimes subtle, sometimes not anything. of course that covers the whole gamut  :GRN>
i put a bone saddle in my L-09 and notices some nice subtle differences, none whatsoever in my OM-03MT,,,if anything it seems to prefer TUSQ.  i know a guitar builder who said he changed a Corian saddle to bone and it made a huge difference, but that was the only guitar in hundreds of changes that it happened to. it happens,,, i think it is probably more unusual to notice a whopping difference, but that sure is worth the incentive afro  of course, that's just speculation.
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« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2005, 03:36:52 PM »

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I put a bone saddle in my L-09 and notices some nice subtle differences, none whatsoever in my OM-03MT,,,if anything it seems to prefer TUSQ.
Yeah, that's exactly what I found on my L-03MT.  I wanted to believe that bone was better but my ears said otherwise for this guitar.  Go figure.
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« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2005, 03:42:31 PM »

I've fooled around with this on at least 20 guitars.  Sometimes it makes a large difference and sometimes I'll go back to the tusq.

In Alabama the tusq's are loosa........................
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« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2005, 04:01:28 PM »

Does anybody have a photo of the bone replacement? I'm curious about the string compensation Larrivée is currently using.
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« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2005, 04:33:44 PM »

I guess it is something that works best with the dreds. Friends have not had much if any change on their OMs or L body Larris either. I have not heard from anyone here if they did this on a "hog" D-03 and had a dramatic change like some of us with rosewood have. How about it mahogany owners???

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Bill D.

The next addition to my Larrivee stable will be an 05...man mahogany sounds so good too!!!
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« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2005, 04:47:31 PM »

Does anybody have a photo of the bone replacement?

Not sure if it's what you were looking for, but here is a bone replacement:



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« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2005, 04:49:44 PM »

I've fooled around with this on at least 20 guitars.  Sometimes it makes a large difference and sometimes I'll go back to the tusq.

I think you can get more of a difference by trying different types and gauges of strings.

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« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2005, 04:52:05 PM »

Best laugh I've had in a while!!!!!!!  That is priceless!!!!!!!     :GRN>

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