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ACOUSTIC GUITAR BRIDGE PINS

A bridge pin upgrade to a quality material enhances appearance, sustain and tone. If your pins do not fit low enough, fitting the pins is a relatively easy and inexpensive job. If the pins are trying to disapear in the bridge, there is still hope. Custom and oversized bridge pins are easy to come by now...

About Bridge Pins

First, loosen the strings, take a bridge pin out of your guitar, and see if it is plastic. A bridge pin upgrade to a quality material enhances appearance, sustain and tone. If your pins sit too high or try to crawl out when you're tuning to pitch while installing a fresh set of strings, then the pin holes should be reamed to fit the pins. Seating the string ball against the bridge plate inside the guitar under the bridge is also critical to avoid damaging the plate. When installing strings on acoustic guitars with pins, I put a slight bend in the string at the ball in the direction of the ROUNDED edge, and make sure the ball seats against the bridge plate by lifting up on the string while installing the pin...

Bridge Pin Holes

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Determining whether your guitar has fluted or solid pins really starts here. Looking inside the pin hole, see if there is a slot cut the length of the hole on the side toward the saddle slot. If there is NO slot you have fluted pins. If there is a slot, you should have solid pins...

Custom Bridge Pins

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A set of fossilized walrus tusk bridge pins with an unbleached bone saddle are a great match for the overall colors on the top of this guitar...