Transform your guitar from ordinary to extraordinary with FU-Tone’s hardware upgrades

Want to take your favorite guitar’s tone and performance from ordinary to extraordinary? Then we suggest you check out FU-Tone, the first name in guitar hardware upgrades. 

To demonstrate just how easily and quickly FU-Tone can refresh your six-string, Guitar World Tech Editor Paul Riario sat down with FU-Tone founder Adam Reiver to add upgrades to a Jackson Pro Series Dinky.

To start, Paul demoes the Dinky pre-upgrades, first using a clean tone and then adding some distortion. 

Then, it’s time to get down to brass (and titanium) tacks. 

“We’re going to upgrade the key components of the bridge,” Adam explains, “starting with the block underneath the bridge, and then the saddle inserts and all the hardware – string locks, screws, saddle mounting screws, nut clamping screws. We’ll change the springs to heavy duty noiseless springs and we’ll do the claw and trem stopper in brass.”

And with that, they prepare the Jackson for the overhaul.

Fu-Tone bridge

(Image credit: FU-Tone)

“Basically, I’ll remove the strings, remove the springs, take the bridge out, rebuild the bridge, upgrade the block, the inserts, all the screws, the posts, springs and claw,” Adam says. “I’ll drop the bridge back in, re-intonate it, set it up and it’s ready to go.”

Best of all, he adds, full instructions on how to complete the install are available on, and the whole process can be performed in under an hour.

What’s more, in addition to the 37mm brass big block, heavy duty noiseless springs, brass tremolo stopper, brass claw and brass claw screws installed in the back cavity, all of the hardware added to the instrument’s surface – posts, saddle inserts, saddle mounting screws, string lock screws and nut clamping screws – is offered in a variety of colors, including the green used here to match the Dinky’s finish. 

Furthermore, FU-Tone employs titanium here, rather than steel, for increased sound and function. 

As Paul points out post-install, “Adam has turned this Jackson into a beast. As you can see, it looks incredible. And even acoustically, the guitar sounds louder and more present.”

As for how it sounds plugged in and roaring? Well, listen to the demo in the above video, or just watch Paul’s face, as a huge smile washes across it as he plays. 

“It’s incredible,” he says.

To transform your guitar from ordinary to extraordinary, head to now. 

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