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Only bone can give you the proper tonal characterics that you require for your style of playing.

Use whale bone for a fluid style.

Use tiger bone for a more aggressive sound.

Use chicken bone for plucking.

Use mammoth bone for a heavy bottom.

Use wolf bone for playing Duran Duran.

If someone ever finds a partly evolved animal this would be ideal for eclectic styles.

Etc?
 

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Turkey bone for stage fright?

Cheetah bone for shred

Elephant bone for the songs that are tough to remember

Shark bone for the Jaws theme

Human bone for the Cannibal Corpse cover band

T-bone for juicy licks
 

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Fossilized walrus snot is often overlooked for its tonal characteristics although it is well recognized on acoustic guitar forums where people ask questions like "how many high end custom builds will 'you' order this year?"
 

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Whale bone for those long sustaining notes.
Bonehead for when you want to mess up your notes.
 
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Here's what confuses me.
Matching a bone nut with a bone saddle on acoustic, I understand.
Bone nut on electric with a steel (whatever metal) saddle?
I've never seen bone saddles for a TOM/ABR/Fender bridge.
Why not?
 
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the type of nut you choose only affects open strings.
Once you start fretting, the nut is of no consequence to the tone of the guitar
I understand that.
What about the bridge?
It also has a influence on tone, n'est-ce pas?
 

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Here's what confuses me.
Matching a bone nut with a bone saddle on acoustic, I understand.
Bone nut on electric with a steel (whatever metal) saddle?
I've never seen bone saddles for a TOM/ABR/Fender bridge.
Why not?
On an electric, I guess it's just a hard-wearing, easy-to-shape material that does the job well. And probably a lot of luthiers are used to working it. I can't imagine it makes too much of a difference to the sound, but I certainly don't have "golden ears".
 

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It's available roasted now too so make sure you specify plain or roasted. Although the up charge for the roasted stuff is a bit of a scam if you ask me.
Is it then cryogenically frozen after roasting to re-tighten the molecular structure?
 

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So when I play a bar chord the whole character of the guitar changes because I have cut off the bone tone of the nut, and I am now hearing a metal tone of the bridge?

Every guitar should have a zero fret then by that logic.

So sorry this thread has turned serious. Somebody say something ridiculous, quick!
 
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