Seaton Saddle

Discussion in 'Ask Lynn Seaton' started by danengland, Oct 6, 2021.


  1. danengland

    danengland

    Jun 18, 2007
    Newcastle
    Hi Lynn

    I'm aware that you have the KC Strings Seaton Saddle on your bass to accommodate the Laborie/Rabbath endpin without drilling the bass.

    I've used a Laborie endpin for several years, in a Chinese bass which I got drilled. I recently bought a new bass, which is a big step up in quality/price so I'd rather not drill the new instrument. I'm experimenting with the Robpin which seems very good but I also wanted to explore the Saddle idea.

    I wondered if you could share your thoughts on the Saddle? Is the saddle actually screwed into the bass? I wondered if you've ever had any issue with buzzing and if it had any impact on the sound of the bass? Are there any downsides to that type of setup?

    Thanks
    Dan
     
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  2. Lynn Seaton

    Lynn Seaton Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2006
    Denton, TX
    Hi Dan, I am very happy with the saddle made by KC Strings. I use it on two basses; a beautiful Upton Bostonian model and the might Kay. It is held on by the endpin wires and not screwed in. It has never buzzed. Here is a link to a bass posture video from Talkbass administrator and bassist extraordinaire Chris Fitzgerald where I demonstrate my stance and the saddle on the Upton: My portion starts at 33:09. There are time stamps in the text box too.
     
  3. danengland

    danengland

    Jun 18, 2007
    Newcastle
    Thanks, that's very helpful
     
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