Saddle Up – What to use Bone, Carbon, GraphTech?

I have been working on achieving string balance from the Low e to the high E on my Zofia blanco Cedartop flamenco guitar.  It has the Carlos Amplification Doble pickup in it with the Coaxail Trandsducer (UST) i’ve had a few string balance issues and tried three separate saddles.  I have switched to the L.R. Baggs Dual Source and prefer it very much over the Carlos System.  With the LR Baggs system I get better string balance, tone and control of my tone. 

1. Bone, 2. Carbon (1mm strip) w/ Bone, 3. Carbon, 4. GraphTech BlackTusqXL

To my ears with the L.R. Baggs and a good set up with a bone saddle you will get a great tone and sound from your instrument. 


The below picture is what I have come to prefer for the Carlos Amplification VIP Doble System. It’s bone with a 1mm cabin strip attached to the bottom of the bone with StewartMac 20 Super Glue. 



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One Response to “Saddle Up – What to use Bone, Carbon, GraphTech?”

  1. Guido Duclos Says:

    American love pick ups. I love Neumann and DPA microphones. I run them through microphone channel preamps form Neve, and SPL, a splitter and directly in very very high end solid state PA boxes. No effects, no reverbs. Pure and clean sound, that’s the effect. Guido Duclos flamenco concert guitarist. http://www.duclos-flamenco.com

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