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Hardware (bridges , tuners etc)

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Tiwaz, Oct 2, 2002.

  1. Tiwaz


    Sep 22, 2002
    I don't know who can answer this , but any input is welcome of course. :)

    What types of metal can be used in the bridge , tuners , trussrod etc?
    Can Titanium be used for any of this? If so , is it available anywhere?
  2. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    David King uses titanium truss rods, but I can't think of anyone else who uses it. Hipshot bridges are available in brass and aluminum. The brass has more sustain and growl to it, the aluminum responds faster and sounds woodier.(Just my opinion).
  3. DP Custom

    DP Custom DP Custom Basses

    Feb 7, 2001
    NC, USA
    probably won't see titanium in any real way in tuners or bridges because of the cost..
    tho it's strength could be an asset in tuner gears, in bridges it's lack of mass isn't an asset..IMO

    DAve P.
  4. Tiwaz


    Sep 22, 2002
    Ok , thanks , I think I'll be going for a titanium trussrod , and most probably brushed aluminium tuners and bridge.
  5. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Good luck to you!
    The only place to get hold of a Ti truss is from David King, who makes a very special kind of bass. Unless you make it yourself/have a nearby workshop do it for you.
    The same goes for brushed Al, which is very uncommon on the market.

    If you make it yourself, only one set...then why not all Ti? Good enough, and a little different:D

    Good luck!

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