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D'Andrea Tone Pins Brass Bridge Pin Set  Solid Brass

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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...Read More

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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

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  • 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
 
4.1

(based on 102 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (68)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

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    (12)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (19)
  • Good quality (18)
  • Easy to use (16)
  • Functional (16)

Cons

  • Not functional (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • Concerts (10)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (19), Novice (5), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Brass tone pins - cylindrical and traditional styles

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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...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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1.0

Poor quality

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from Robertsdale, Alabama

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Pros

    Cons

    • Not Functional
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

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

      These pins are too narrow to fit securely into my Gibson acoustic, which uses "traditional" bridge pins, rather than the wider "presentation" pins. Even so, I was able to tighten the strings and the pins remained in place long enough for me to see that my guitar looked much worse with these than with the white plastic pins which come standard. The mother of pearl was crooked in two of the pins, sticking out on one edge. Overall, the height of the mother of pearl was very uneven, and the quality of the pearlescence was only decent on two pins. If I were the manufacturer, I would not allow these to leave the factory looking like this.

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      5.0

      Small But Welcome Miracles

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      from Houston, TX

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      Pros

      • Brightens Guitar
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          Although I usually have spruce topped guitars, I did like the looks and feel of a mahogany model. The trouble? It was just lifeless beyond a mid range. Wanted to add a bit of sparkle -- and these were recommended to me. Installed them and the difference is wonderful, but not in a splashy tinny way. Great tone on my acoustic now and astonishing sustain. Do try them.

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          5.0

          super brige pins

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          from florida

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          Pros

          • Easy T Apply And Put Your

          Cons

          • Regular Pin Puller Wont W

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          these brass pins makes the guitar sound great . and easy to install

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Improved tone as advertised

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          from NoCo

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

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

              Finally had the opportunity to try them. Made my 40-year-old 12-string come alive. The pin heads are a little large and spread the pairs a bit more than the original plastic pins, but the sound is very much worth it.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Made a difference

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              from Crown Point, NY

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              Pros

              • Functional
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

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

                I have been playing music for over 50 years so I do know something about sound and tone. I have a fender mahogany accoustic/electric that I purchased because of the playability and a more sunbued sound and feels good in my hands.I wanted to have a little more brightness to the sound and these pins did the job. Also added a little more sustain. Of course everyone has a little different ear for sound, but for me, these are just perfect for what I was looking for!

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                2.0

                My yamaha spits them out.

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                from West Salem, Ohio

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Not Functional

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

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

                  These did not work in my Yamaha as they kept withdrawing from the bridge.
                  I will try them on something else the next time a string change is in order.
                  If they still don't work, they will go into my scrap metal barrel.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  good stuff

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                  from New England

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

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

                      Look great!

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good product, great price!

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                      from Taos, NM

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                      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

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                        from North Carolina

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                        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

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                          from Illinois

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                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

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                              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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