"Phythm", a specialty parts brand for Strats, created by Kyoto Strat enthusiasts. This product is a special bridge saddle made of high quality stainless steel SUS303.
As a material, stainless steel has a high hardness, so it is easy to think that the sound is also hard, but with the material of PHYTHM push and the original set screw shape, the sound is excellent in graininess, rise, and balance.
Since the slit through which the strings pass is also processed to be larger than the genuine product, the strings do not make unnatural contact, especially when floating, so it is transmitted straight.
Specifications: stratocaster vintage style
height screws: Stainless 3mm PHYTHM Stainless ・ Original shape for Gunmetal Saddle
octave screws: Stainless steel 3 mm
spring: Original for stainless steel PHYTHM Saddle (6 short springs included)
* From the manufacturer\'s site
PHYTHM Stainless Saddle has been tested for various materials and sizes of each part to reach the above specifications. You may have something you have, such as screws and springs, but first try the ones that come with it.
The saddle width of the USA product is 11.3 mm, but due to the effect of carving out, the contact surface between the saddles increases and the string vibration is dispersed, so I dared to make it with 10.8 mm and make a gap of 0.5 mm. The string vibration is transmitted straight to the body, and a strong spring is set to improve the stability of the saddle spacing.
Of course, the USA type mounting screw is inch standard, but the size is No. 4-UNC, the outer diameter is 2.845 mm, the pitch (thread) is rough, and 3 mm is more efficient for string vibration, so I dare to use 3 mm. I adopted the thing.
The set screw for adjusting the string height is changed according to the saddle material. The stainless steel and gunmetal saddle\'s set screw has a slightly sharpened tip to transmit the vibration of the strings as a point like an insulator of an audio speaker, and does not give extra vibration to the body. However, this is a PHMTHM original shape that matches the saddle because the sound tends to be thin if it is sharpened too much.