Magical Tone! Made with 100% organic polymers
TUSQ is precision engineered under high pressure and heat with 100% organic polymers. It contains no petroleum or animal by-products. We designed it specifically to increase harmonic content in every note you play. More harmonics means a richer, fuller sound. Imagine a 4 piece choir singing a C chord. Now imagine a 12 piece choir singing the same chord. It's the same chord, but it's bigger, fuller, richer. That's what you get with TUSQ, big open low's and rich harmonics throughout the spectrum.
Because of the way TUSQ is made, there are no grains, soft spots or dead spots that you would find in bone. It's consistent from piece to piece and within each piece, which makes it ideal for under the acoustic saddle pickups. In comparison, bone has natural grains which cause
dead spots. These dead spots damp balance in tone and harmonic content. Micarta is made partially
from linen and paper scraps which makes it hard to work with while corian is nice to work with
but also damps sound.
We'll Change The Way You Play!
TUSQ produces more harmonics in the mid and upper range of the guitars. TUSQ nuts have harmonically rich tone, without the inconsistency found in ivory, bone or other natural materials. Bone and Ivory have hard and soft spots (grain) throughout each piece, hampering consistent transfer of vibrations to the guitar top. TUSQ has been designed to transfer the right frequencies more efficiently from the strings to the guitars body.
GUITAR / BASS / BLANKS / CLASSICAL / UKE / MANDOLIN
TUSQ DELIVERS THE OPTIMUM FREQUENCIES FROM THE STRINGS TO THE GUITAR TOP, PRODUCING RICHER AND FULLER TONE.
Guitar makers and players agree...acoustic guitars come alive with TUSQ man-made ivory. TUSQ is simply more efficient at transferring vibrations to your guitar top, resulting in big open lows and clear bell like highs.
Bone and Ivory nuts and saddles have one inherent problem - they're made from animals, and therefore are inconsistent in their growth causing soft or dead spots because of their natural grain. TUSQ nuts, saddles and bridge pins are precision engineered under high pressure and heat, specifically to govern which frequencies are transferred to your guitar top (tone), and which frequencies remain in the strings (sustain). TUSQ is made from 100% organic polymers, contains no oil or animal by-products and is consistent from piece to piece, and within each piece. TUSQ offers you harmonically rich tones without the problems associated with natural materials.
HOW DOES IT SOUND?
TUSQ delivers a rich tone, crystal clear bell like high end with big open lows and a significant increase in harmonic content and harmonic sustain. Increased harmonics equals more richness and character in your tone. Its the difference between a four piece choir and a twelve piece choir singing every time your play a note.