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I just put a new set of tuners on my acoustic, after the top of one snapped right off :facepalm:

Rather than stop there I am thinking it would also be good to upgrade the plastic bridge pins, but some places are asking for a pin size. There `s no standard size? Am I going to need microcalipers or something for this? I have no idea where I would find them around here.

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I put in a set of brass pins & they sure made a difference.

 

They didn't sit at a regular height, so I got out my tapered reamer and adjusted the holes - and be careful here - a 1/4 twist with a tapered reamer goes a *long* way to opening up a hole.

 

G.

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cant you just bring the bridge-pins u still have to the store to have them eyed-out?

 

No, the good stuff has to be ordered online

unless I can find something over winter break.

 

Geoff, that sounds okay if they`re too large.

If they rattle around it sucks X 1,000,000+...

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I put in a set of brass pins & they sure made a difference.

 

They didn't sit at a regular height, so I got out my tapered reamer and adjusted the holes - and be careful here - a 1/4 twist with a tapered reamer goes a *long* way to opening up a hole.

 

G.

 

TWSS... Sorry, couldn't help it!

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I put in a set of brass pins & they sure made a difference.

 

They didn't sit at a regular height, so I got out my tapered reamer and adjusted the holes - and be careful here - a 1/4 twist with a tapered reamer goes a *long* way to opening up a hole.

 

G.

 

TWSS... Sorry, couldn't help it!

 

:D

 

A couple of my buddies are on a real kick with that lately-like, every other sentence.

 

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What sizes are you given to choose from?

 

Got a link to where you're looking?

 

Yup-here:

http://www.guitarsaddles.com/products.asp

 

here:

http://www.custominlay.com/bridgepins.aspx

 

here:

http://www.maurysmusic.com/fossilized_walrus_ivory_bridge_pin_sizes

 

 

Screw it-I`m just going to send a couple of these guys an email and ask if I can send them one of my pins as a reference.

 

 

Actually I suppose-theoretically-I could take one of my pins to the guitar shop area and see if I can find

some on the shelves and IF they are labeled with the same system and IF the shop has my size, I could use that.

At least I could find out what size they are not. But it would be all by eye, maybe not so reliable.

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Any stiff bridge pins will make almost any flat top sound better.

However over time they can split the bridge right along the center line of the six holes. That is why guitars come with the softer plastic bridge pins. Not letting the guitar go through temperature and moisture changes will help slow this down. Over time you might get a split bridge.

 

Jim

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Any stiff bridge pins will make almost any flat top sound better.

However over time they can split the bridge right along the center line of the six holes. That is why guitars come with the softer plastic bridge pins. Not letting the guitar go through temperature and moisture changes will help slow this down. Over time you might get a split bridge.

 

Ya, I read a profile of one guy who makes custom pins-he said that he uses unslotted pins and prefers cutting grooves into the holes, for better string contact. I thought, is he NUTS?

all that tension directly on the body of the guitar? yeah that`ll work like a jet ski through a wedding cake.

Jim

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TWSS?

 

Sorry - lost on this side of the Atlantic.

 

G.

 

FWIW, G, TWSS stands for "That's What She Said"...

 

Gosh, I was expecting something much more........ Well.

 

:D

 

G.

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I replaced my plastics with ebony. But the guitar was left for some other work as well, so they had a size referrence at hand.

Even a place like Guitar Center should carry them, so you could take one of yours in to get it matched to size, THEN order them.

Whitefang

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No problem-it`s surprising the number of things one takes for granted, until you end up in a place where everything`s different. Maybe if I can figure out how to say `dial caliper` in Japanese I can find one.

Anyway I have to see if the model I have is printed on the guitar somewhere, but your question prompted me to check-I didn`t even realize the shop had a home page.

http://www.susingsguitar.net/

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Might the fine folks at Susings Guitars be able to help you here?

 

Hey, good call on contacting the guys directly. I forwarded the sizing guidelines from a couple of the sites, fortunately they use the same size pins on all their guitars. They are going to send me something, not sure what or when but it`s a good step :thu:

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