Hosco

Sound Offset Spacer

Regular Price
R 295.00
Sale Price
R 295.00
Regular Price
R 350.00
Sold Out
Unit Price
translation missing: en.general.accessibility.unit_price_separator 
Tax included.

S.O.S is designed to improve the intonation at each fret and is simple to install.

You only need to insert the S.O.S next to the nut between the fingerboard and the strings. It is designed and based on MTS theory (Patent no. 4383272) and made in Japan.

For electric guitars (nickel strings)
Fitting scale : 628-650mm

Suitable For: Electric Guitars (Nickel String)
Fitting Scale: 628 - 650 mm
Material: Bakelite

 

What is MTS theory?
MTS is an ultimate guitar tuning system based on the laws of physics. All fretted instruments have a fundamental issue. That is, when we press the strings at the fret, the string tension is increased and the tone will be a little bit sharp, even though the frets are set at the correct position. The inventor, Mr. Minehara researched and derived one formula to calculate the corrected (offset) value from string material, guitar scale, and string height.

Each Fret Pitch Will Be Improved With S.O.S.?e 
S.O.S. improves the pitch from the nut to th12th fret area. If you need to improve high fret area (over the 12th fret), you need to adjust the saddle.

Can I Change the String Gauge?
Yes. Even if changing the gauge with the same string material, the S.O.S. works well.

How Does Open or Down Tuning Impact?
Usually, as tensions decreases, the pitch gap increases. The S.O.S, under down-tuning, will still improve the pitch better than in normal conditions.

Using Capo, Do I Need Re-Tuning?
After setting S.O.S, each pitch will be improved already. So basically, no need to re-tune after setting the capo.

S.O.S is designed to improve the intonation at each fret and is simple to install.

You only need to insert the S.O.S next to the nut between the fingerboard and the strings. It is designed and based on MTS theory (Patent no. 4383272) and made in Japan.

For electric guitars (nickel strings)
Fitting scale : 628-650mm

Suitable For: Electric Guitars (Nickel String)
Fitting Scale: 628 - 650 mm
Material: Bakelite

 

What is MTS theory?
MTS is an ultimate guitar tuning system based on the laws of physics. All fretted instruments have a fundamental issue. That is, when we press the strings at the fret, the string tension is increased and the tone will be a little bit sharp, even though the frets are set at the correct position. The inventor, Mr. Minehara researched and derived one formula to calculate the corrected (offset) value from string material, guitar scale, and string height.

Each Fret Pitch Will Be Improved With S.O.S.?e 
S.O.S. improves the pitch from the nut to th12th fret area. If you need to improve high fret area (over the 12th fret), you need to adjust the saddle.

Can I Change the String Gauge?
Yes. Even if changing the gauge with the same string material, the S.O.S. works well.

How Does Open or Down Tuning Impact?
Usually, as tensions decreases, the pitch gap increases. The S.O.S, under down-tuning, will still improve the pitch better than in normal conditions.

Using Capo, Do I Need Re-Tuning?
After setting S.O.S, each pitch will be improved already. So basically, no need to re-tune after setting the capo.

Refer to our community forum for help with a build.

Your first stop before choosing a DIY Guitar Kit is to determine which type of kit is right for you. Either 'Set-In' or 'Bolt-On'.

Also, see our DIY Tips & Tricks blog for up to date info. 

Which Kit is for Me? ‘Set-In’ Neck or ‘Bolt-On’ Neck

Since the birth of the first guitars, there has been the debate of ‘Set-In’ vs ‘Bolt-On’ guitars. Quite simply, the only difference is you need to glue in a ‘Set-In’ neck to the body of the guitar with wood glue and bolt on a ‘Bolt-On’ neck with 4 screws. The debate is that Set-In holds a better tone by being part of the guitar due to the glue binding it – but the reality is that if that statement is true, you will only notice it if you have awkwardly sensitive ears. Even machinery doesn’t pick it up.  It’s the same debate as Superman being better than Spiderman; it’s all down to personal preference.

Here at Blackbeard's Den we offer both Bolt-On and Set-In neck guitars. Bolt-On already have the bridge and tailpiece holes pre-drilled into the body of the guitar (because we can be 100% sure of how the neck will lie). A Set-In neck requires you to glue the neck into the body of the guitar and thus we cannot be sure of even the slightest movement which will affect the placement of the bridge and tailpiece, thus if you choose a Set-In neck, you will have to manually determine where the best location is to drill in the bridge and tailpiece holes only once the neck is attached, and only then drill them yourself.

If you are looking for an easier build, choose a Bolt-On, if you are looking for a slightly more challenging build, choose a Set-In.

* The product we supply is of outstanding quality.  If you choose to assemble the guitar yourself, we will not be held responsible for poor workmanship as a result of a bad build.  We are however here to guide you.  It is not a difficult process to do but does require some TLC. If you require help with any part of the assembly, your local music shop will be willing to help, maybe for a small fee.  But it's worth it.

We now offer free South Africa wide shipping on orders R750 and over. We use FastWay couriers who have a guarantee delivery timeline of 2 working days to major city hubs. Orders less than R750 incur a R90 shipping fee.

We currently have two types of Shipping:

1) South Africa: Door-to-door courier service. Will arrive at your door within 3-5 working days.

1) International: South African Postal Service. Includes tracking link. Depending on your location, please expect 3-4 weeks for delivery. Delivery can take up to 8 weeks in some remote locations of the world.

International shipping varies by country and order weight+volume. The shipping cost is calculated on the checkout page.

Don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any queries.

We manufacture the wooden components of the guitar and all other parts are sourced from various suppliers. From time to time, we do hear of faulty parts being sent with the kits - we will replace any faulty items as soon as we're able to source a replacement. This applies to parts as well as wooden items. We will replace any faulty parts made known to us within 3 months from the purchase date. If we do not have a replacement on hand we will refund or issue a credit note for the value of the item to be replaced.

We accept full returns or swap-outs of full kits within 30 days from receiving the item. This either due to a change of mind and/or wanting to swap for a different kit, or due to damage to the kit.

We are also happy to swap out returns for credit on Blackbeard's Den. This credit will not expire and can be used at any time.

The cost to return any faulty item is absorbed by Blackbeard's Den. The only time the customer would absorb this cost is if their decision to return the guitar is not related to a product fault. This applies to parts and accessories too.