Tusq - Slotted Mandolin Bridge
Tusq delivers the optimum freequencies from strings to the mandolin top, producing richer and fuller tone without killing animals
Luthiers and players agree...mandolins come alive with TUSQ man-made ivory. TUSQ is simply more efficient at transferring vibrations to your mandolin 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 organic materials, and therefore have inconsistent 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 mandolin top (tone), and which frequencies remain in the strings (sustain).
TUSQ is consistent from piece to piece, and within each piece, to offer you harmonically rich tones without the problems associated with natural materials.
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.