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D'Andrea Tone Pins Brass Bridge Pin Set Abalone 

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Each pin has a tapered stem, just like the pins you get with your acoustic guitar, but with 2 important advantages. By adding mass to the bridge, ton...Read More

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An inexpensive way to improve your acoustic's tone.

Each pin has a tapered stem, just like the pins you get with your acoustic guitar, but with 2 important advantages. By adding mass to the bridge, tone pins increase the clarity, sustain, and brightness of your tone. They also enhance your guitar's appearance.

Tone Pins fit most traditional acoustic guitar bridges. Varied styles to complement any instrument.

FEATURES
  • Designed to fit most acoustic guitar bridges
  • Increase clarity, sustain, and brightness of tone
  • Enhance your guitar's appearance

Breathe some new life into your tone for just a few bucks! Call or click to order today!

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D'AndreaTone Pins Brass Bridge Pin Set
 
4.2

(based on 96 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (16)
  • Improves sound (16)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Functional (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (9)
    • Concerts (8)
    • Back-up (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (15), Novice (4), Professional musician (3)

    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

    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 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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    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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    5.0

    good stuff

    By Dave

    from New England

    About Me Novice

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Look great!

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        4.0

        Good product, great price!

        By Pubah45

        from Taos, NM

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          I just put them on and the sound quality is noticeably better.

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          5.0

          Inprove your guitar sound

          By Alton Nines

          from North Carolina

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          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • A Nice Up Grade
          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            Tried them with the strings already on my guitar. I was impressed. I could hear an improvement on the sound of the strings. There was a brighter tone and more sustaining sound from the strings. Looking forward to replacing these with a new set, and getting another set of pins for my other guitars. To improve the sound of your guitar this is a good deal.

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            5.0

            Can't be beat for the price

            By Mike R16

            from Illinois

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                The bridge pins fit Fender and Gibson guitars perfect..Look better than plastic and will not break..As for the reviews that said the pins popped out when strings were tightened all I can say is maybe you need a little more experience at changing strings..Because if you are popping pins, you are not stringing your instrument correctly..As for sound I didn't notice a difference..If you want a different tone,I would change the saddle, nut or strings

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                5.0

                Great Addition !!!!!!

                By Luketooth

                from Dallas,Oregon

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

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

                  These do work great with obviously the correct bridge/guitar, I took a chance on the size of the pins...
                  I have an Ibanez AE Acoustic Electric and with the addition of these Brass Bridge Pins and Martin SP Bronze Custom Light strings, my guitar really sings.
                  For the pins,strings I paid minimal %^&^^&!@# and got BIG TIME return like better sound,sustain and my guitar continues to sound better than other big named brands "plugged in'.

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                  3.0

                  they did not find my gibson J-15

                  By David Graham

                  from Knoxville, TN

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                  Pros

                  • Look Good

                  Cons

                  • Don't Fit Gibson J-15

                  Best Uses

                  • No Opinion

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

                  These did not fit a 2014 Gibson J-15, just so you know. No opinion as to what guitars they do fit.

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                  5.0

                  Inexpensive upgrade

                  By DaveMan-pZgfi

                  from Metal, Alabama

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

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

                    I put a set of the brass pins with abalone buttons on my Mitchell acoustic. They improved the speaking voice and tone of my guitar. They look great on my all black acoustic. The added mass and density improved the volume and tonal character. They probably won't make a dead acoustic sound better, but they definitely made mine sound livelier and bigger. Worth the clams I paid. The fit was not perfect on 1 pin, but it doesn't bug me and doesn't affect function. It could be my guitar bridge wasn't cut right.

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                    5.0

                    Beautiful! Functional! Stylish!

                    By guitarplaynguru

                    from Alexandria, La.

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Add Sustain
                      • Brightens Tone

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

                      Beautifully crafted and intricately designed!

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                      1.0

                      Don't waste your money

                      By Dissapointed

                      from Clermont Fl

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Mop Is Cheap And Ugly
                        • Poor Quality

                        Best Uses

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

                          The MOP inlays are the lowest quality imaginable. Ugly. I tossed out the cardboard packing material so now I can't return these. As far as improving the tone - maybe they made it a bit brighter. Spend your money on something else.

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                          1.0

                          Very poor quality control

                          By Spaceman Spiff

                          from Washinton USA

                          About Me Professional Musician

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                          Pros

                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              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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