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Offline Barnezy

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Bone String Pins
« on: November 21, 2017, 07:16:09 am »
I was wondering if anyone has made this simple upgrade to their acoustic and if they noticed any improvement by doing so?

I need to change my strings soon so thought I might as well do this at the same time and get rid of the cheap plastic ones.


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Re: Bone String Pins
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 08:10:58 pm »
I put brass pins in my acoustic, from these guys:

http://www.pinzuk.com/

Didn't notice a difference in sound, but they look much nicer.

However, after replacing the plastic nut and bridge with bone, I notice a big  improvement in sound. That makes sense if you think about it because they are actually touching the strings and vibrating, the pins too, but not so much.

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Re: Bone String Pins
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 10:45:20 pm »
Bone is a cheap material too.

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Re: Bone String Pins
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 04:40:37 pm »
I installed Power Pins 2.0 and like them a lot. The ease of changing strings alone was worth the upgrade. I wasn't chasing a change in tone, but do notice more sustain after the install.



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Re: Bone String Pins
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2017, 03:47:08 pm »
Thanks guys, in the end I ordered some Tusq pins to match the existing bridge, for the next string change. Not expecting any tone change but the plastics ones have a seem on both sides where they were formed and look rubbish in my opinion.


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Re: Bone String Pins
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2017, 04:04:41 pm »
Tusq is plastic too, although if it's just for aesthetics and you like how they look, then that's great.

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Re: Bone String Pins
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 04:52:44 pm »
I've never noticed a tonal difference when switching bridge pin material.  As you said the nut and saddle are the big players there.

 

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