Not saying that, but I never managed to replicate those A/B my side with such extremely high magnitude. Usually the differences are subtle, and very hard to isolate in the form of a constant, but he seems always getting huge differences between everything he compares.do you think his videos are personally "enhanced"
Johan does have a Ph.D in mechanical engineering. Kinda bugs me that he never gives any opinion about why things sound different in these kinds of tests but then, in fairness, that clearly isn't the sentiment of his content.ok, understood Piers ...this is the only video I've watched out of his 10,000 +/-
I'm pretty sure ABR-1 bridges have always been made of zinc/Zamac and not solid steel, except maybe some early prototypes.the older ones were made with a different type of steel right or are they solid metal? the modern ones are chrome or nickel plated i believe. my r9's saddles have warn through a bit and you can see they are plated. are the vintage saddles plated? every little thing counts. what grind or grit did they edge the bottoms of the saddles with back then? it isn't just the thickness of the top of thesaddle that can add solidity to the tone. like those late 50's floated saddles in gibson acoustics, they killed tone. you need good connection, and those old bridges were probably all hand fit as well.