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Bone Bridge Pins Unslotted, no dot, set of 6

Unslotted, no dot, set of 6

Item # 4970
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$26.02

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Bone Bridge Pins Unslotted, with black dot, set of 6

Unslotted, with black dot, set of 6

Item # 4971
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$27.78

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Bone Bridge Pins Slotted, no dot, set of 6

Slotted, no dot, set of 6

Item # 4970-S
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$27.40

6 or more $21.92
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Bone Bridge Pins Slotted, with black dot, set of 6

Slotted, with black dot, set of 6

Item # 4971-S
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$28.40

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Bone Bridge Pins Slotted, oversized with no dot, set of 6

Slotted, oversized with no dot, set of 6

Item # 4973-S
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$27.40

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Bone Bridge Pins

About This Item

High quality old-style lathe-turned bridge pins in genuine bone. All pins have a 5-degree taper.

Slotted pins have a 0.070" (1.78mm) string slot. Oversized pins are thicker for worn bridge pin holes. Sold in packages of 6.

These bridge pins match our endpins and strap buttons.


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Chopping the ends off bridge pins

If you're not careful, installing new strings can create a problem that throws you out of tune or damages your bridge pin holes. Elliot John-Conry of EJC Guitars shows us an easy fix.

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    • Weight
    • 4970
    • 0.020 lbs. (0.01 kg)
    • 4970-S
    • 0.017 lbs. (0.01 kg)
    • 4971
    • 0.022 lbs. (0.01 kg)
    • 4971-S
    • 0.017 lbs. (0.01 kg)
    • 4973-S
    • 0.020 lbs. (0.01 kg)

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5.0

Bone Bridge Pins Martin D-35

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These pins fit perfectly in my 1973 Martin D-35. I think they fit well because of the newer bridge that was installed on the Martin. Not sure they make a difference in sound yet but time will tell.

5.0

Bone Bridge Pins

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PERECTAMUNDO!!! These things just make my Gibson Hummingbird sing!!!

4.0

Second Set I've Purchased

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These oversize pins were just the ticket for my Gibson Custom Shop J60. Don't know if this was something intentional from Gibson, but the bridge pin holes on this guitar have been oversized since I bought it new in 1994. When the original pins wore out I bought a set of Martin pins at a local music shop and they just about fell through the holes. The smaller pins would work, but when changing strings I had to be really careful as I tightened them and keep pushing the pins back down until the string finally locked in. Could never find a set that really fit until I found these at Stew-Mac a couple of years ago. They fit perfect and sound great - definitely an upgrade over any other pin material I've tried. Only reason for giving these a 4 instead of a 5 is due to the slot size. Not just an issue with these pins but all others I've used as well. I use medium gage strings on all my acoustics and the slots are just plain not big enough for the .056 low E and just barely big enough for the .045 A. This puts a lot of strain on the pin. Plastic pins will just deform, but bone eventually will split up the middle from the strain, which explains why I'm on my second set. First set lasted about a year, but not complaining about that and they sound & fit so good that I will keep using them.

2.0

Didn't fit!

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Just sent the pins back yesterday, my Martin need pins with groove down through collar, Stew Mac doesn't sell 'em. But hey, after sale service was excellent, no problem returning them. Need to have a better variety of pins in stock or at least better description

5.0

Change your pins now!

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If you want a better guitar, get rid of your plastic parts first. At first I thought brass pins better until I did a test recording of both - bone is the best. It's not as harsh as brass. I have now replaced both the Nut and the Bridge saddle of my Martin with bone and it's like a different guitar - one of triple it's price range. Being bone - expect color variations from pin to pin. Mine were not perfectly matched. The bottom line change your pins for now!

5.0

what a difference

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I retro fit my 1890 parlor guitar with these pins and now the sustain is unbelievable.... the bone material really adds a great sparkling sound and the abalone dot adds to the look of the guitar. Great product from Stew-Mac.....thanks

5.0

Bone Bridge Pins

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I put them on my solid rosewood guitars and the tone improved quite a bit. It added sparkle to the high end by improving high end harmonic overtones. It improved volume and single note clarity as well. I already put on a bone saddle from Stew Mac and from my ears bone adds a lot to the sound, but bridge pins don't affect the sound as much with a Tusq saddle, since the sound of the wood doesn't come out as well. I just hear the ringing of the strings with Tusq, but hear the richness of the wood with bone saddle and pins. In my opinion, a bone saddle, nut and bridge pins gives a much better overall tone, and should be the first thing you do with any rosewood guitar. For guitars with a shape or wood that makes it lacking in bass response, after putting on a bone saddle, I recommend rosewood bridge pins to add richness in the bass. Ebony bridge pins also adds richness and clear trebles, but not quite the sparkle of the bone. So the bottom line is get rid of plastic and synthetic bridge pins and select bridge pins based on what part of the tone you need to improve: Bone for overall richness and high end sparkle, rosewood for richness and bass, and ebony for richness and to improve mid to upper range tones.

5.0

Reeeeal nice.

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Get the pin hole reamer to make sure they make perfect contact with the bridge though.

5.0

Bone bridge pins

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In my exp.i use bone bridge pins when i can talk the customer in to trying them.They do make a difference in tone quality.Harry(mt.man)Shorter Sr.

5.0

bone bridge pinn

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What can i say, they are bridge pins. Much nicer than the plastic ones that came with the guitar and fit my Gibson perfectly.

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