#1
So I just finished replacing the saddle on my Alvarez AD60 12-string...went to go lower the action and the previous owner of the guitar had seriously FUBARed the saddle (it was being shimmed with chunks of credit card. I ordered a replacement saddle from stew-mac and fit it in there today. The guitar sounds a lot better with this change.

Question: I'm nearly positive the Artist Series had a plastic nut and saddle. On my MD90, does anyone know what the saddle and nut are made out of? I haven't been able to find any specs on it online. I'm trying to figure out if its worth my time and money to replace the nut and the saddle on my guitar or not...and I can't tell what the material is!

Thanks in advance!

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Partscaster/Tele into a bunch of pedals, a Maz 18 head, and a Z Best cab.
#2
What does it look like? How does it feel? Do the strings make squashed impressions on it (instead of cuts, like in bone)?
Sincerely, Chad.
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#3
i've been wondering the same about my md95, but i haven't actually pulled the saddle out to adjust the action on it yet... although it does need it. i'm guessing it is Tusq but i'm not certain.
#4
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i've been wondering the same about my md95, but i haven't actually pulled the saddle out to adjust the action on it yet... although it does need it. i'm guessing it is Tusq but i'm not certain.

Something I've noticed lately is that most fully compensated saddles in newer guitars are Tusq.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#5
I think the Artist series may have micarta saddles and nuts and plastic pins. Not really sure what the difference is but I just replaced y pins and saddle with Graph Tech Tusq and love the improvement in harmonics and clarity. Not sure about the MD90 though sorry
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