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Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins   

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Graph TechTusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins
 
4.7

(based on 31 reviews)

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    (23)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (11)
  • Improves sound (10)
  • Functional (9)
  • Easy to use (8)

Cons

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Recently replaced an old plastic saddle in a guitar with a Tusq synthetic ivory one. Noteable improvement. The package also recommended replacing the plastic bridge pins too. I got the new Tusq...Read complete review

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Recently replaced an old plastic saddle in a guitar with a Tusq synthetic ivory one. Noteable improvement. The package also recommended replacing the plastic bridge pins too. I got the new Tusq bridge pins and did a little experiment to see if they really do make a difference. Took an acoustic that has a pickup under the saddle and hooked up an electronic tuner. Measured the sustain time of the A string until there was no output detected. Recorded several readings with an overall average of 19.0 seconds. Replaced all the pins then did the same thing. The average sustain time increased to 24.4 seconds for an improvement of over 28%. They really do make a difference. Not a bad investment for the price.

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Bridge pins work once seated properly

I bought 2 sets of these for 2 Acoustics I own. I had a hard time installing them and ended up trashing a new set of guitar strings because the Low E and A ...Read complete review

I bought 2 sets of these for 2 Acoustics I own. I had a hard time installing them and ended up trashing a new set of guitar strings because the Low E and A would keep sliding up out of their respective holes. Reinserting them caused the windings at the lower end of the string to break and make the string dead. I don't understand that behavior as they seem to be seated correctly. They feel lighter than I thought they would. The bridge pins appear to improve sound, but to my ears its seems marginal for the price. I guess I thought these were real bone. They are some kind of composit material.

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5.0

Harmonic boost

By Mike

from San Antonio

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Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

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      Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

      Boost sustain and harmics surprisingly alot

       
      4.0

      Solid Replacement

      By Jim

      from St. Petersburg

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

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          Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

          These seem to work fine; I've put them on a couple of guitars. They replaced a plastic set and an ebony set, both of which had gotten a little ragged with use. I can't vouch for any tonal changes, but that wasn't the intent. I'd like to see chamfers on the bottoms of the pins, but it only takes a few minutes to file them. Had to go elsewhere to find black pins with no dots as MF doesn't seem to stock them.

           
          5.0

          Great to add clarity

          By RANDALL

          from undisclosed

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          Comments about Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

          Great to add clarity, definition, and a little high end.

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Bridge pins work once seated properly

          By Surfdog

          from Central Texas

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          Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

          I bought 2 sets of these for 2 Acoustics I own. I had a hard time installing them and ended up trashing a new set of guitar strings because the Low E and A would keep sliding up out of their respective holes. Reinserting them caused the windings at the lower end of the string to break and make the string dead. I don't understand that behavior as they seem to be seated correctly. They feel lighter than I thought they would. The bridge pins appear to improve sound, but to my ears its seems marginal for the price. I guess I thought these were real bone. They are some kind of composit material.

           
          5.0

          would definitely purchase again

          By Ron

          from MN

          About Me Novice

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          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

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              Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

              It made a very noticeable difference. I replaced the plastic pins on a China made axe. I replaced the saddle with TUSQ also. I chose to sand fit the pins to bridge vs. ream fit bridge to pins. The time to do that was well worth it. The combination of the saddle and pins produced more volume , more bright bell like sustain. Will most likely replace the nut with TUSQ also.

               
              5.0

              Annoying broken bridge pins

              By Tom

              from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

                Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

                I keep them on hand as pins are fragile at the worst times!

                 
                4.0

                they're bridge pins

                By bite it

                from colorado

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

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                    Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

                    came as promised. went in easy. work great. better than plastic

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Yes, bridge pins DO make a difference

                    By Telemaster

                    from Detroit, MI

                    Pros

                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Take Out

                    Best Uses

                    • Enhancing Brightness
                    • Enhancing Volume

                    Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

                    Replaced 6 x Buffalo Horn pins with 6 x TUSQ pins on my Yamaha FS720S (w/ TUSQ nut and saddle), but didn't love the results. I felt the Buffalo Horn had more character and might have matched up better with my guitar but after playing around with it I found that an excellent combination of 3 x Buffalo Horn and 3 x TUSQ really gave the guitar more uniqueness. I think the TUSQ provides some extra tone and warmness, definitely volume, and the Buffalo Horn just seems to have a little bit more bass, mids and character overall. Worth nothing that I put the Buffalo Horn on the low E, A and D strings and put the TUSQ on G, B and high E. I have 3 of each pins leftover of course, so I'm going to use the same combination on my new guitar although this guitar will have a bone nut and saddle as well as different materials in general, so I'm clueless if the same results will occur. I did read however that one particular dude loves his solid sitka top guitar's to have Buffalo Horn pins so maybe there is some merit to that. I hope this helps out some people who feel that bridge pins do nothing for the sound. It probably effects different guitars in different ways but I can tell you for sure that I've been through plastic, Buffalo Horn and TUSQ and there's definitely differences between all of them.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Definite Improvement Over Std Plastic

                    By TVinYpsi

                    from Ypsilanti, MI

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                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

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                        Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

                        Replaced the stock plastic pins of my recent (2012) Martin standard OM-28. To my ear, a richer, louder, and more secure tone comes from the guitar with the Tusq pins versus the std plastic. The difference is not so great as one gets when changing new strings for old. But comparing new strings under plastic pins to new strings under Tusq pins reveals a clear and meaningful improvement in tone with Tusq. Hey Chris Martin: the Tusq pins _should_ be standard on all Martin guitars!

                         
                        5.0

                        Actually improved volume and tone

                        By Jeff

                        from Wilmington, NC

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Any Acoustic Guitar

                        Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

                        Noticed an improvement in volume and tone of my Martin D-28

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