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    FU TONE Titanium and Naval Brass Locking Nuts




    Cool... until you see the price:

    Retail: $259 (naval brass), $269 (titanium)


    Are we getting insane here? I know its a niche market but prices on these things are getting out of hand.. how MUCH BETTER tone/stability etc will you get from a 20-30 dollar/euros Gotoh one??

    I know some will buy them but... even 50% of that price I would say it was highly inflated...



    FU-Tone.com Launches New Titanium and Naval Brass Locking Nuts | Guitar World

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    Yeah, thats crazy as shit.

    However, if FU could make "custom" locking nuts with different radiuses, THAT would be something. Like for example, if the nutshelf is too high, one could get a lower nut, but if it's a 12" radius fretboard, then there's basically no low and 12" OFR nuts, but it could be custom ordered.

    Really low and 12" radius. Exactly what I would need right now, but they dont exist.

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    Brass is a soft metal and titanium is softer than hardened steel. It's all just marketing bullshit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BStobart View Post
    Brass is a soft metal and titanium is softer than hardened steel. It's all just marketing bullshit.
    Yeah, the brass one should definitely get grooves pretty fast

    Just look at cheap "steel" ones...

    I've even had grooves in my OFR and Gotoh locking nuts in the past since I used to clamp a bit too hard

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    about anything these companies make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petarkablam View Post
    about anything these companies make.
    Yup, it's all snake-oil bullshit as per usual. In fact I threw a big brass block on my Floyd the other day to try it out, because I wanted a shorter block on there anyway since I lowered the trem way down, and though meh... the fat brass one isn't that much more money, may as well try it out. I recorded some A/B's between the two and there's zero difference between the two tones, even on a spectral analyser So I took it out and sent it back for a refund...

    I mean some of these things run into the hundreds, like those nuts ^ and Tungsten sustain blocks at like 150+.. utter shite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattayus View Post
    Yup, it's all snake-oil bullshit as per usual. In fact I threw a big brass block on my Floyd the other day to try it out, because I wanted a shorter block on there anyway since I lowered the trem way down, and though meh... the fat brass one isn't that much more money, may as well try it out. I recorded some A/B's between the two and there's zero difference between the two tones, even on a spectral analyser So I took it out and sent it back for a refund...

    I mean some of these things run into the hundreds, like those nuts ^ and Tungsten sustain blocks at like 150+.. utter shite.
    I also have FU-Tone short blocks for my Gotoh Floyds and while I didn't record any samples before or after, I'm sure you're completely right!

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    Really... no differences on the Brass Block?

    I was thinking in getting one for my LTD... I werent gonna order it from FU (too expensive and shipping would kill it) but I saw some on Ebay:


    Brass Tremolo Sustain Block For Floyd Rose System SB1 | eBay


    Significantly cheaper by the way...

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