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Offline bobth

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Improve sound of D24s?
« on: September 23, 2005, 03:28:39 PM »
afternoon,

I could use a bit of advice...I picked up on Ebay a D24s (FC03030862) in perfect condition; never used far as I can tell. Action, intonation is right on the money (I had it looked over by a reputable guitar shop) but what I do find is that, for me, the sound is not as bright as I would like and what I've been looking for...it just doesn't ring. I realize this is a bit nebulous but any suggestions? Newly strung with D'Adarrio bronze lights. Thanks.

Bob
 

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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2005, 04:02:05 AM »
The usual recommendations are upgrade the saddle to bone, and bridge pins to ebony. You could also upgrade the nut to bone. Those upgrades usually make a guitar louder, if you want brightness, maybe try some brass tonepins, or a brass bridgeplate. Different strings may also work, maybe try some Elixer nanoweb lights.

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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2005, 12:16:57 AM »
I agree with the above post with the exception of the ebony bridge pins. They tend to make one's guitar sound bassier and mellower, which sounds like the opposite of what you are wanting to achieve. Stick with the bone or TUSQ saddle, along with bone or TUSQ or Brass pins. Should brighten it up some.

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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2005, 03:43:59 AM »
I forgot to mention a brass saddle and nut. I have an old Washburn 1980's D-18M with both, and it really 'rings out' and 'cuts through'. Great with a flatpick on .013's. It kind of depends on what type of music you want to play, and you really have to experiment with the setup options to find what you want to hear.

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Offline bobth

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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2005, 10:54:56 PM »
Thank you very much, all, for your suggestions. I'll give the bone bridge and the brass pins a try and see how it works. Again, thank you.

Bob