I have used these pins on 30 guitars. They are great. There are minor size variations so each pin stays in the same hole after fitting. I scribe little marks on the shaft with a nut file ti ID them.
I vastly prefer slotting the bridge rather than having slotted pins. The ball end to bridge plate contact is more secure. Great pins, great price.
I was a little skeptical at first regarding the notion that bridge pins make a huge difference in tone, but was pleasantly surprised when I replaced my plastic bridge pins for a set of ebony ones.
The pins are flawlessly designed and have a snug fit. They are also polished and have a satin like feel to them.
The tone of my acoustic guitar is somewhat clearer and more defined. It seems to have more volume too. These pins are a great upgrade for the money.
Am restoring an old Columbia parlor and wanted to keep the original pyramid bridge. Checked many vendors and found these - they fit perfectly and are perfectly uniform. Great product for restoration work!
Bluegrass is king in Indiana and I cater to Martin owners that want the biggest, best tone possible. After installing one set of Ebony pins for an influential picker, I almost instantly had five guys in my shop that all wanted the same for their Martins.
I had never ordered small packaged parts from Stew Mac before but was already placing an order and caught these in the catalog. They are half the price (for the customer) of Ebony pins from other sources, and machined just as fine!
My customers didn't know the difference, and thought I was just giving them an extra discount!
I have since ordered several sets and will continue to do so!
I have been using these pins over a period of years. They are well made. I have noticed a couple of minor changes over the years;
They are now more highly polished than they once were, and this adds to their appearance as well as ease of use.
The dots are smaller now than they used to be, but they still look great.
The nice folks at StewMac told me that you can request brightly colored dots in your order and they will pick ones that have brighter colors at no charge. This is another reason why StewMac is one of my favorite stores! Thanks!
well made and fit perfectly in my Gibson J 45. great tone. It'll be nice if they sold them individually or include a spare in the set.
These are the finest ebony pins around and a great price. Exact and consistent specs and highly polished. I won't use another pin again.
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