Building a LP Tailpiece... material?

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  1. Rock Johnson

    Rock Johnson Senior Member

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    I have a friend who is a professional machinist who has offered to build me some parts in return for some work I did for him. I figure I'll start small and simple, with a LP standard tailpiece.

    My first thought was to have him build one out of aluminum, like a standard 50s TP. However, he suggested titanium. Any other ideas out there?
     
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    I have one in titanium custom made from K-T-S
     
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    Rock Johnson Senior Member

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    Cool, Flick. What's it sound like?
     
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    haven't tried it yet but would love a all titanium bridge
     
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    Hey Flick did you install the titanium saddles? I liked 'em! Any tone reports when you install the titanium tailpiece appreciated! Rock Johnson i would def seriously consider the titanium tp.
    All the best.
     
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    Thanks. I have to go buy a cheapie to put on while my guy builds the titanium one. It should be pretty freakin' cool.
     
  7. sapi

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    If you already have the heavy zinc alloy one you could consider the cheap alu one say by Gotoh. Looks fine and you'll have options to choose from.

    Shanti
     

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