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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
 
4.1

(based on 91 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (13)
  • Good quality (11)
  • Functional (10)
  • Easy to use (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (6)
    • Concerts (5)
    • Back-up (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (11), Novice (3), 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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    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.

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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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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Very poor quality control

            By Spaceman Spiff

            from Washinton USA

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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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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Serious Upgrade !

                By Foxcrik

                from Dawson, NE

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

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

                  These brass pins are the bomb! I own several acoustics and they all have these installed.
                  Right away, you are going to hear what your guitar was meant to sound like. I mean a huge improvement in tone and sustain.
                  They look really nice and I get so many complements about them. The abalone ones do look the best out of all they have to offer.
                  Note: It says they fit most guitars, true, I could not install them on my Jasmine as the bridge holes were a tad too small. They fit every other acoustic I have perfect.
                  Bottom Line: These pins are one of the best upgrades you can do for your guitar for the price. I highly recommend these to everyone I play with. BUY THEM

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                  5.0

                  definitely more metallic!

                  By Dobroz

                  from Miles City, Montana

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound
                  • Rings More True To Metal

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

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

                  definite change in tone heard by more discerning ears than mine. made my Martin sound even better.

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                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Brass Pins Don't Fit

                  By Six strings in tune

                  from North Carolina

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                  Pros

                  • None

                  Cons

                  • Brass Pins Are Too Small
                  • Difficult To Use
                  • Not Functional

                  Best Uses

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

                    I was looking forward to trying the brass pins but they are too small for my acoustic guitar. Very disappointed but I guess it is not possible to make a "one size fits all".

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                    5.0

                    Brass bridge pins

                    By owey

                    from Mid Ohio

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Quality
                    • GREAT QUALITY
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts

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

                    Brass bridge pins are of high quality and made a difference in the tonal quality of my T5 Taylor even though it is basic electric

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                    5.0

                    Solid Sustain

                    By David

                    from Orlando FL

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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:

                        There is a marked difference in the sustain with these pins. They are heavier and I hear more "ring" to the notes.

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