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Only bone should be used for nuts.

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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.

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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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