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D'Andrea Tone Pins Brass Bridge Pin Set 

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Tone Pins are machined out of brass and fit almost all brands of six-string acoustic guitars. By adding mass to the bridge, tone pins increase the cl...Click To Read More About This Product

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An inexpensive way to improve your acoustic's tone.

Tone Pins are machined out of brass and fit almost all brands of six-string acoustic guitars. By adding mass to the bridge, tone pins increase the clarity, sustain, and brightness of your overall tone. Various styles as well as mother-of-pearl and abalone inlay options will complement any instrument

FEATURES
  • Designed to fit most acoustic guitar bridges
  • Increase clarity, sustain, and brightness of tone
  • Enhance your guitar's appearance
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D'AndreaTone Pins Brass Bridge Pin Set
 
4.2

(based on 122 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (83)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (13)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (34)
  • Improves sound (34)
  • Easy to use (31)
  • Functional (29)

Cons

  • Not functional (4)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (23)
  • Concerts (20)
  • Back-up (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (26), Professional musician (15), Novice (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Brass tone pins - cylindrical and traditional styles

10
I own two acoustic guitars that I have experience with, using the D'Andrea tone pins. My guitars are: 1968 Martin D12-35 Brazilian w/ D-28 neck retro-fitted by Martin in...Read complete review

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I own two acoustic guitars that I have experience with, using the D'Andrea tone pins. My guitars are: 1968 Martin D12-35 Brazilian w/ D-28 neck retro-fitted by Martin in Nazareth, PA
1994 Taylor 810CE Indian Rosewood w/original type neck

Prior to re-pinning these guitars, I have used the orginal plastic pins from the factory. Also, I've used a variety of strings on both: silk & steel, Phosphor & Bronze, and Bronze. On the Martin, I have a Shadow SH470 3-pickup assembly, and on the Taylor, the Fishman Prefix Onboard blender system.

I was looking primarily for increased clarity, esp. in the treble range, w/o sacrificing the bottom end. If you're looking for a sound that doesn't re-color your guitar's woodiness, you may want to stay with ebony, bone, or even Micarta versions. But I'm not a purist, so if you want to scream at me, knock yourself out. Originally, D'Andrea only offered the cylindrical-head design, so I had to get what I could get. More recently, they're offering the traditional-pin style tone pins, which I much prefer. With the cylindrical, I find the touch is maximum sustain, although somewhat more brassy. With the traditional, the combination is shifted more toward the ebony-woody with one side brassy. Note that the cylindrical style has you pulling your string through a hole in the pin head so that when you change strings, the string and pin stay threaded, while in the traditional, you have a separated string and pin combination.

I love the brass pins and wouldn't go back for anything. Sustain is heavenly, and the clarity unparalleled, in my opinion. You should expect a Roger McGuinn effect that gets pulled into your amp nicely, and a louder and clearer effect w/o amplification. For me, I think brass strings match better with the brass pins than the phosphor-bronze strings, but others may feel the reverse rings truer for them. If you don't try the brass pins, you'll never know if you like them, and they're so inexpensive, you haven't lost much of anything for the try-out. I heartily recommend them.

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Very poor quality control

Im not gonna write a negative review about a product because it doesn't fit my guitar like a lot of people seem to do. I don't think thats a fair review because there is...Read complete review

Im not gonna write a negative review about a product because it doesn't fit my guitar like a lot of people seem to do. I don't think thats a fair review because there is nothing inherently wrong with a product just because it doesn't fit. But when I received these, the quality control was so bad I was shocked. The mother of pearl inlay dots were set in without a thought as to quality at all. The pins did add a bit of brightness to the guitar which was nice but I can't give this product a good review because of how terrible the quality of the construction is. I switched them out for Jellyfish HotRod pins which worked much better. I would never recommend these. Use bone or if you want metal pins to brighten the tone then use a different brand. These are garbage.

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2.0

Not a good idea

By Wayne

from Omaha, NE

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Do not fit Martin bridge very well - fall out

Best Uses

    Comments about D'Andrea Tone Pins Brass Bridge Pin Set:

    Wanted to use them on my 12-string Martin, with product called Bridge Doctor. Didn't work.,

     
    5.0

    Enhance the sound

    By Scott

    from Florida

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Andrea Tone Pins Brass Bridge Pin Set:

        I put into my Martin, which sounded great already, no it sounds even better. I love the deep sound of the Martin acoustics, and this just balanced my sound out and added great sustain. I bought the Abalone style and they really look great too. Great price and worth trying out, and you may find they enhance your sound.

        Have to make sure the string is along the side, since they do pull out if not. This is the only problem, I just hold them in with my palm as I wound the string, to keep them from flying across the room. Once they seat though, I have never had one pop out and I have been using these for over a year and many string changes.

         
        5.0

        recommended by me

        By Mr productively

        from nycl

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        Pros

        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts

          Comments about D'Andrea Tone Pins Brass Bridge Pin Set:

          Used them to brighten up a Yamaha 335 wired with a Seymour Duncan single coil p/u

           
          5.0

          Great item

          By bluegrasspickers

          from Summertown, TN

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Andrea Tone Pins Brass Bridge Pin Set:

            Have bought more for other people great sound thanks

             
            1.0

            Useless

            By Groover

            from Fairfax, Ca.

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

              Cons

              • Not Functional

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                Comments about D'Andrea Tone Pins Brass Bridge Pin Set:

                These are so small I doubt they would work for a toy guitar.

                 
                3.0

                Solid Brass Pins

                By BRAP

                from Dartmouth, MA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about D'Andrea Tone Pins Brass Bridge Pin Set:

                  Flat top solid brass are kinda ugly

                   
                  5.0

                  Great product for the price point

                  By dickweed

                  from nowhere

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about D'Andrea Tone Pins Brass Bridge Pin Set:

                    You guys are really reaching for that pat on the back

                     
                    5.0

                    Great product....

                    By PF

                    from Utica,NY

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about D'Andrea Tone Pins Brass Bridge Pin Set:

                        Great product...better than plastic bridge pins.

                         
                        5.0

                        worth it

                        By guitarhowdy

                        from by the sea

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality
                        • Improves Sound

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about D'Andrea Tone Pins Brass Bridge Pin Set:

                          Sustain added is about 50% or more. Incredible

                           
                          5.0

                          They fit and sound great!!

                          By JP

                          from Longview texas

                          About Me Professional Musician

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality
                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about D'Andrea Tone Pins Brass Bridge Pin Set:

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