Can the Fat Bottom brass bar improve your guitar tone?

Fat Bottom machined brass tone bar fitted to an electric guitar bridge

Killer Guitar Components has unveiled the Fat Bottom, a machined brass bar designed to add mass - and tone - to six-saddle tremolo and hardtail electric guitar bridges.

The Fat Bottom promises to increase resonance, sustain, stability and improve tone, while providing a place to rest the palm.

When attached to tremolo systems, pushing the bar even offers a fluttering vibrato sound.

Installation requires no modification to the guitar: the bar uses the intonation screws that attach the saddles to the bridge plate.

Two models of Fat Bottom are available via Vintage (2 7/32” string spacing) and Narrow (2-1/16” string spacing) for $49.95 each.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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