Chasing the Peter Green Tone

veryone who knows about Peter Green as a guitarist knows about his famous “PG Mod” out of phase tone. While not very well accepted by the general population of guitarists, anyone who is a fan of Peter Green is interested in the unique tone.

But, I often ask myself, “What if Peter had a typical Les Paul that didn’t have the necessary resonance and sustain needed to pull off the out of phase tone properly?” What then? Well, I suspect there would be no Peter Green out of phase tone to be chasing! Let me explain…

Having been totally into the out of phase tone since I first heard Peter play it (Merry Go ‘Round on the Dog & Dustbin album), I was able to finally have my first experience with it in 1971. A good friend of mine, Peter Montagna, was lucky enough to have a dad who was into woodworking. Somehow, Peter found out about how to get the out of phase tone by manipulating a magnet in one of the humbucking pickups. I didn’t have a Les Paul at the time (I was using an SG), so we decided it would be best to get the Peter Green tone from an actual Les Paul. So, we headed to 48th St. in Manhattan on a quest to find a Les Paul.

Of course, original 50’s Les Pauls were scarce, and I probably wouldn’t have been able to afford one anyway, but there was hope because of Gibson’s recent decision to make “real” Les Pauls again in 1968. We found one of them, a P90 Goldtop, at We Buy, where I traded my SG and some cash for the guitar. Since Peter’s dad had all the necessary equipment to route the guitar for humbuckers, that wasn’t an issue. After doing the deal at We Buy, we went across the street to Manny’s and bought a set of humbuckers. To make a long story short, when the guitar was ready, there it was – perfect Peter Green out of phase tone! I thought, “well, that was easy,” and just assumed that I could get that tone from any Les Paul going forward. That turned out to be a very bad assumption. Read For more information –



Vitamin B12 is a vital nutrient due to its effects on major functions of the body, and its ability to restore your energy. A deficiency of vitamin B12 can result in multiple health problems and cause a lack of energy in general. We will look at vitamin B12 benefits and functions, as well as symptoms of deficiency, absorption, and drug interactions.

Benefits and Functions of Vitamin B12

Blood Cell Production

Vitamin B12 is necessary for proper formation of red blood cells. When formed correctly, red blood cells are small and round, but a lack of vitamin B12 causes them to be larger and more oval and causes anemia.

Bone Health

People who have a vitamin B12 deficiency tend to have a lower than normal bone mineral density, making bones more fragile and delicate. Osteoporosis can happen as a result.

Mood and Brain Health

Vitamin B12 is important for synthesis and metabolism of serotonin, a chemical produced by your body to regulate mood. A B12 deficiency can lead to lower serotonin production and cause a depressed mood. In addition, vitamin B12 is partially responsible for the strength of the myelin sheath that surrounds nerve cells and determines how quickly messages are communicated to your brain.


Vitamin B12 is involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. When there are inadequate amounts of B12 in your system, you cannot properly convert these to restore your energy.  Read for More Information



Perhaps you are buying your first electric guitar or looking to upgrade one with some guitar parts. Here’s how we can help.

First of all, if you are a newbie you need to know the details of electric guitars. There are a lot of options to choose from as per your plan and budget. However, understanding which one is the best option is something you need to be more interested in.

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So let’s start…

You must be aware of the most common terms like the fretboard, neck, bridge, and pickups. However, this is not enough to go for the right choice. You need to understand the more intricate mechanisms to get the best deal and a good bargain for yourself.

For example, let’s talk about the pickups of an electric guitar.

Single coil pickups or humbuckers.

Single coil pickups started appearing in the 1930s. They have what musicians call a crisper tone. They seem to work fine in eliminating the hum to a certain extent, but many fail in doing so if they leave the amp volume knobs turned up.

Humbuckers have two electromagnetic coils that are more effective in reducing the hum. Each coil picks up the electromagnetic interference caused by the other coil and reduces the hum to a large extent. Humbuckers also have a warmer tone compared to single coil pickups. Humbuckers are the most preferred ones. Read For More Information –

What Faber® Bridge Saddles Should I Get?


What Saddles Should I Get?

So, you’ve decided on your new bridge but now you are unsure of which type of saddle to choose. Faber offer saddles in a range of materials:

• Nickel Plated Brass
• Aged Nickel Plated Brass
• Natural Brass
• Aged Natural Brass
• Titanium

All Faber bridge saddles are direct replacement parts and will fit any Faber bridge with removable saddles except for the Wraptonate model. All saddles are sold in packs of 3. 2 packs will be needed to re-saddle an entire bridge, each pack of 3 saddles includes the retaining clips. Retaining clips and bridge saddle screws are also available separately if replacements are required.


Notched Vs. Unnotched

All Faber bridges come pre-installed with notched saddles. This means you will be able to install your new bridge on your guitar and play away. The notches are considered “starter” notches and are dead center on the saddle. This means, they will be perfectly functional for your plain strings, however, you may wish to widen these with a small file if you want the wound strings to sit deeper in the saddle. The wound strings will still sit perfectly on the bridge without this widening taking place, but if you use a heavy gauge of string it’s something you may consider doing.


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Buy Guitar Neck Screw Or Guitar Saddle Screw At Faber USA

Replacement guitar bridge saddles, with or without starter notches, and replacement bridge saddle screws. Note: These parts will only fit Faber® bridges, except Faber® WRAPTONATE™.Nickel Plated Saddles standard on all nickel plated bridges. Unplated natural brass saddles on all gloss or aged nickel plated bridges. There is no tone difference between nickel plated brass and natural brass. Choose for cosmetic preference.
Natural Brass Saddles optional on nickel plated bridges. There is no tone difference between natural brass and nickel plated brass. Choose for cosmetic preference. Gloss and Aged Gold bridges are standard with polished brass saddles which match the gloss gold bridge finish. Non pre-notched natural brass are unpolished. Nickel plated brass saddles unavailable on gloss or aged gold bridges.

HYBRIDge™ Option – a Faber® Exclusive! Adds 3 titanium saddles for the wound E-A-D strings, resulting in a much clearer tone, eliminating any muddiness often heard from the wound strings. Choose from 3 Titanium/3 Nickel Plated (nickel plated bridges only), or 3 Titanium/3 Natural Brass. Image shows the effect with 3 Titanium and 3 Natural Brass Saddles. Recommended for ALL guitars!
Titanium saddles provide a tighter, brighter tone. Recommended for guitars that are a little too dark sounding on all strings. For guitars having a naturally normal to bright tone with the current bridge all titanium is not recommended, as an already bright sounding guitar may sound TOO bright on the plain strings. For the latter, we recommend the HYBRIDge™, as that configuration will benefit any guitar.

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What Type Of Wraparound Bridge Do I Need?

Some guitars from the Gibson catalog and other Gibson inspired guitars, will have wrap around bridges rather than the more often seen Tune-o-Matic style. A wraparound bridge is where you pass the strings through the bridge away from the guitar and wrap them back over the top before pulling them up the neck as usual.

Wraparound bridges are most often associated with Junior style guitars (Les Paul Jr, SG Jr), but were also used on very early Gibson standards before the development of the more conventional Tune-o-Matic style.

If you have a wrap around bridge Faber USA stock a range of options to suit all needs.

Faber Wraparound

Faber USA offers a range of vintage style wraparound bridges. These bridges are the perfect replacement for your worn out wrap around or as a replacement to allow you to preserve the condition of your original vintage unit. Our wraparounds are lightweight aluminum made to the correct 50s vintage style. They are non-compensated which means the individual strings cannot be intonated. The bridge has 2 small Allan key adjustments which move the bridge closer or further from the bridge posts to adjust the intonation across all 6 strings.

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Upgrading Your Import Guitar With Faber® Guitar Parts

If you own an import guitar such as an Epiphone, Tokai, Burny or one of the many other import brands, you may be considering ways to improve it. These guitars are typical of very high standards and often sound and play great. However, many factories that produce these import Gibson style guitars reduce production costs by using sub-par materials for the guitars’ hardware.

Faber® USA provides high-quality replacement parts for Gibson style imported guitars. Your import guitar can now have some of the characteristics of a real vintage Gibson guitar.

Import guitars often come factory fitted with hardware made mostly from zinc alloy which reduces production cost but also compromises tone. High zinc alloy hardware will affect the guitars sustain and resonant tone.


Faber® USA collection of guitar parts provides a range of bridge upgrades designed to improve the tone and sustain of any import guitar. Our bridge upgrades are made from aluminum alloy and will add a vintage look and feel to any guitar. Our bridges do not have the typical rattle inducing retainer wire and the saddles provide 100% mechanical contact in the ABR frame.

Our ABRM model bridge, from our ABR-59 line of bridges, is a direct “drop on” replacement for all import style bridges with 4mm mounting posts. No modification is required to make these bridges fit. We also offer our bridges with the optional upgrade of titanium saddles. Titanium saddles will provide a brighter tone, perfect for brightening up muddy pickups. If your guitar does not have 4mm bridge posts mounted directly into the top wood, see the section below titled, “Mounting Posts.”

Whereas the Faber® ABR-59 bridges are the non-locking type, Faber® also makes the locking Tone-Lock series, with our exclusive No Gap technology which further enhances contact between the bridge and posts and promotes vibration transfer and sustains.

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