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Bone Bridge Pins

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

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Bone Bridge Pins
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
4970 Unslotted, no dot, set of 6 Yes
6 or more $22.24  

4971 Unslotted, with black dot, set of 6 Yes
6 or more $23.96  

4970-S Slotted, set of 6 Yes
6 or more $21.92  

4971-S Slotted, with black dot, set of 6 Yes
6 or more $22.72  

4973-S Slotted, oversized with no dot, set of 6 Yes
6 or more $21.92  

Quantity prices apply to multiples of the same item number Selected currency  


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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.

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Bone Bridge Pins
Bone Bridge Pins
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5 3-16-2014
Bone Bridge Pins

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

Millie1974  Kentucky Read my reviews (2)
4 2-25-2014
Second Set I've Purchased

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.

Tom C  Lake Village, AR
2 1-03-2014
Didn't fit!

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

banjaboy  Vancouver BC Canada Read my reviews (5)
5 9-06-2013
Change your pins now!

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!

Alan Day  Cape Town, South Africa Read my reviews (7)
5 8-25-2013
what a difference

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

mike the derbyman  odenton maryland
5 8-18-2013
Bone Bridge Pins

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.

Old Hoss  Loudon, TN Read my reviews (6)
5 7-30-2013
Reeeeal nice.

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

Chris Graham  Columbus, Ohio Read my reviews (2)
5 6-06-2013
Bone bridge pins

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( Sr.

Harry Shorter Sr.  White Hall, MD Read my reviews (6)
5 6-02-2013
bone bridge pinn

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

buffy  reno,nv
5 6-01-2013
nice and great with some diy dye

These pins are nice. I installed them in my latest om21. The pin is slighty oversize so it didn't sit fully in the slots and slightly higher than ori. Personally think that is alright since the ori pins dont sit perfectly too. Good sustain and significant increase in volume. I have dye them 6 hours in dark coffee to have some dirty stain. And they now looks more natural.

CenseSence  Perak, Malaysia Read my reviews (6)
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