Q: What advantage can I get from titanium?
A: There are plenty: first of all, titanium simply resonates better than steel. You get more of your actual guitar tone than with standard parts. Better sustain and richer highs, mids and lows. You will find that you can bring down your gain, treble, midrange, bass and presence on your amp and get a much more dynamic sound from your fingers and better note definition. As Mike Tobias says; "The notes seem to jump off the fretboard." You will also find that you get less string breakage. Some other saddles designed to prevent string breakage reduce sustain and tonal range but with titanium saddles, you actually get longer sustain and better tone. And don't forget, titanium is much lighter than steel. While the weight difference between steel and titanium saddles might not be enough of a difference for you to notice, a titanium truss rod and tremolo bridge block knock a lot of weight off and vibrate better.
Q: How do I know if KTS' saddles will fit my guitar bridge?
A: We have been assembling a suitability chart and will add more to the list as time goes by. You can download the PDF here >>>
Q: What grade of titanium do you use for your parts?
A: Our parts are primarily grade-2. Here are chemical compositions:
Q: Which saddles will fit my TonePros bridge?
A: We do not have any saddles which will be able to fit the AVR-II bridge without any modification but the KTS saddles which can be installed on other TonePros bridges without any modification are:
Q: I'm interested in ordering a set of the PR-05 saddles for my Gotoh TOM bridge. Heard great things about these. Quick question - there's a string groove filed into these and I'm wondering if it's the same size for each saddle in the set, or if they're of varying depth. Basically this boils down to: will I need to get a tech to file them down for me or can I just pop them in and go?
A: The grooves in the saddles are pre-filed at a uniform minimum size. We recommend that you or your local luthier file them to make any adjustments. There are people who are using the saddles without any adjustment however. We would also advise that you replace the saddles carefully because the screws for the saddles in the Gotoh bridge are adhered with as adhesive bond. Probably a repairman in your area could do it easily enough for you if you are not comfortable doing it yourself.
Q: Do any of the KTS saddles work with a TonePros wraparound (AVT-II) bridge?
A: Unfortunately, we do not have the saddles which will fit the AVT-II to perfection. We have installed our PR-05 saddles on the AVT-II bridge, but we have needed to grind down our saddles in order to adjust to the spec of AVT-II bridge. We can't assure that our saddles will work with the TonePros AVT-II bridge at this moment.
Q: Can you please tell me which Ti saddles will fit my American Gibson Les Paul Standard. It is a normal 2003 model with the Tune-O-Matic bridge?
A: There are two kind of Gibson bridges. One is the Vintage ABR-1, and the other is the Nashville. Please refer to the photos and check your bridge. If your bridge is ABR-1, our PR-02 will fit it. If your bridge is Nashville, our PR-06 will fit it.