Some claim that the T-bridge on a Tricone can significantly influence the sound. For instance, it is said that the sound of an imported bridge can improve by removing the black paint, or apparently even better, by replacing it with a 'scalloped' bridge. I have been curious for a while about what a (scalloped) wooden bridge does to the sound, but a search on the internet has not yielded any results so far.
When I had to make a new neck for an Asian Tricone (Tricone Upgrade), I saw an opportunity to try it out myself. So, I built a T-bridge and saddle from maple. The weight difference of 16 grams is notable, but what else?
The owner of the guitar is okay with keeping the bridge on; he hardly notices a difference. I don't hear a difference (but that might be because of my tinnitus ??). Judge for yourself: Alu vs Wood
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