Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Introducing the PR-17 Saddles

KTS Tone-Resonant Titanium is proud to announce our newest product, PR-17 bridge saddles. The PR-17 is an ultra high-end block type Titanium saddle intended for Strat-style guitars including the current American Standard, PRS, Gotoh GTC101 and many others.

KTS Titanium upgrades for guitars and basses are the first choice of innovative musicians and quality guitar builders, worldwide. KTS Titanium precision-machined upgrades are unlike ordinary cast or pot metal bridge parts. Titanium delivers far more responsive note-to-note separation and a broader dynamic tonal range, freeing the experienced player to explore more of the instrument’s capabilities.

PR-17 is made by using KTS’s unique and proprietary metal processing technology. Unlike other manufacturers who use random surplus Titanium scrap, KTS utilizes only premium-grade, formula-specific metal. And KTS is the only manufacturer with the technology to remove rolling stress and repair the Titanium’s somewhat damaged crystal structure from the complex manufacturing process. The result is the ultimate tone-resonant material, ideal for bridge saddles and other components.

With PR-17 bridge saddles expect:

       Longer sustain
       Clearer note separation and string-to-string definition
       Improved harmonic response and touch sensitivity
       Greater tuning stability
       Less string breakage

Material: Titanium Grade-2
Width: 10.5mm (.413”)
Height: 4.5mm (.17”)
Length: 19.0mm (.748”)
E-to-E Spacing: 52.5mm (2.067”)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Strategic Tie-up With AP International

AP INTERNATIONAL, a leader in the global distribution of musical products, announces the addition of Japanese precision guitar parts manufacturer KTS Musical Products Inc. to its family of products.  KTS' tone-resonant Titanium “SMALL PARTS” for guitars and basses will be exclusively distributed by AP International effective immediately.

“We are very excited to be working with KTS" said Andy Papiccio, President of API International. “Their line of high-quality Titanium guitar and bass components are second to none."
KTS Musical Products offer Titanium guitar and bass components that easily outshine all other bridge components. No other metal or material comes close to the tone-resonant qualities of Titanium. Since 1957 KTS has built products with passion and superb craftsmanship that will give your guitar more overall tone, natural harmonics, sustain, better response, more stable tuning and less string breakage!

For more information on AP International or KTS Musical Products please call 732-919-6200 or visit www.apintl.com or www.kts-america.com

About KTS Musical Products Inc:

Established in 1957 by Jinichi Masuda as Kyowa Technological Steel Ltd., KTS manufactured high-quality precision stainless steel parts for many top brands of watches, most notably the Seiko®,Citizen®, GUCCI®, BREITLING® and Baume & Mercier®. In 1997, The Titanium division of KTS was launched by Hiroshi Masuda. Hiroshi, an avid guitar player quickly realized the advantages of Titanium and its ability to transfer sound energy. Hiroshi enlisted Dr. Matsumi Suzuki, President of the Japan Acoustic Laboratory and together have created Titanium guitar and bass bridge parts that specifically utilize every advantage that Titanium has to offer.

About AP International:
AP International, headquartered in Wall, New Jersey is a leading global distributor of musical products and accessories. The company distributes industry leading brands including Floyd Rose, Brubaker Brute Series Basses and Pro RockGear Cases, Stands, Gig Bags, and, accessories.