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T-40C V saddles
Bill Quinn
Written by Bill Quinn

New L 5 Buttons for 510 series machine heads

Coming soon, new L5 button options for Gotoh 510 3 a side tuners.

3 new buttons will be released by Gotoh in a couple of months.  Ivory effect, Marble effect and Pearl effect.

 

 

Hosco T-40 Bridge

The saddles of T-40C bridge have been improved.
The shape of string slots were changed from “U shape” to “V shape”.

T-40C V saddlesV saddle diagram

 

 

 

 

 

The benefits are:

* Reduction of a buzz tone
* Tuning stability
* Proper string tension
* Quicker response
* Bigger clear sound

 

Gotoh’s most popular Tremolo.

Gotoh’s original tremolo, the 510 series, is still going strong.  The 510 series come with choices of finish, block and saddle materials and 2 or 6 point fixing.

Hosco tell us that one of the most popular specifications is Steel Block, Steel Saddles, 2 pivot point anchor nut type.

510TSSF1CS photoItem# : 510TSSF1CS

510TS-SF1 Tremolo Unit
Chrome, W/Steel Block, W/Studs
W/Steel Saddles (Sheet Metal)
10.8mm string spacing

510TSFE1GS photo

 

Item# : 510TSFE1GS

510TS-FE1 Tremolo Unit
Gold, W/Steel Block, W/Studs
W/Steel Saddles
10.8mm string spacing

NS510TSFE1CS Photo

 

Item# : NS510TSFE1CS

NS510TS-FE1 Tremolo Unit
Chrome, W/Steel Block, W/Studs
W/Steel Saddles
10.5mm string spacing

 

Fretless  Conversion Veneers.

We’re often asked by people converting fretted instruments to fretless for veneer strips to fill in the fret slots.  Hosco now produce sets of veneer strips for this very purpose.

We have these on our list for our upcoming order with Hosco so they should be in stock in about 6 weeks.

Maple veneer insertsItem# : WVFM
Description
Conversion wood veneer to fretless
Maple
70 x 7.0 x 1.0mm
set of 24

 

Walnut Veneer InsertsItem# : WVFW
Description
Conversion wood veneer to fretless
Walnut
70 x 7.0 x 1.0mm
set of 24

 

 

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