“KTS Titanium rods in our Honduras Mahogany and Queensland Walnut necks delivers a different tone response to our traditional Pultruded Graphite neck reinforcement. Our Graphite is very stiff and inflexible and works best to produce a clean and precise fundamental and related harmonic response for driving analogue pedal trains in detuned, high gain situations.
"First, I need to say I'm a bit jaded regarding "enhancements" for tone and was a bit reluctant to even put these on my personal Frankenstein tele. It's set up with a Barden bridge pu and a vintage Gibson minihumbucker. It has the cheap steel modified cutaway Fender bridge with cheaper still steel saddles that I simply bent the adjusting screws to achieve proper intonation. Having said that, I'm definitely from the "less is more" school of guitar building, preferring the simple stop tailpiece/bridge that Gibson used on their early electric instruments as well as the 3 pc. saddle Tele bridges. If you want a Telecaster to sound like a Telecaster, this is the only way go IMHO.
Mr. Olmo Bosi, the builder of ARDA handmade guitars, has been long pursuing guitars that satisfy users both on a musical and aesthetic level and kept producing customize guitars that meet players’ diversified needs and passions for instruments. For reinforcement of the necks of his guitars, he carefully selects materials and adapts them by his original positioning method and achieves superior stability. KTS Titanium Neck Reinforcements are applied for his guitar necks as well.
"The most obvious difference is the way it feels in my hand. The titanium makes it seem more solid but much more alive. Sonically it is more even, and the response is quicker. The notes seem to jump off the board. it's a very interesting phenomenon."
However, our test results with Titanium have been so impressive that I've changed my mind. And, just as significantly, I use Titanium saddles on my own line of DeTemple '52, '56 and P55 guitars and basses.