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Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins Black Pearl Dot

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Graph TechTusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins
 
4.7

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (21)
  • Improves sound (20)
  • Easy to use (18)
  • Functional (16)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (19), Novice (3), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Brighten your dark sounding guitar!

I bought these black/pearl tusk pins to brighten up my Epiphone DR-500MCE (Solid Mahogany cut away acoustic/electric) guitar. And the pins fit perfectly and look very good! My acoustic had...Read complete review

I bought these black/pearl tusk pins to brighten up my Epiphone DR-500MCE (Solid Mahogany cut away acoustic/electric) guitar. And the pins fit perfectly and look very good! My acoustic had wonderful tone but was a bit dark and muddy, and closed in tone, and I wanted it to be just a bit brighter and clearer, and more open sounding. These tusk pins INSTANTLY corrected this condition.I must emphasize that the change in tone was INSTANT.They are great pins if you need to brighten up an otherwise moody sounding guitar..Bottom line is..THEY WORK!

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Good stuff

Well, there's a lot of positive reviews about the the Tusq bridge pins making brightness, however, I haven't noticed much of a change at all, compared to the plastic pins that were on...Read complete review

Well, there's a lot of positive reviews about the the Tusq bridge pins making brightness, however, I haven't noticed much of a change at all, compared to the plastic pins that were on my stock
Ibanez-EWc30QHERLG1201 (exotic-wood acoustic).
I will say that with new strings, my guitar sounds better though, but I'd doubt that the pins really contributed at all.
Overpriced, hence, the three stars.

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(15 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Must know correct size

By Jim

from South Carolina

Verified Buyer

Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

Well, I was excited to try them, but I ordered the wrong ones. Turns out they make two variations, and it wasn't obvious to me concerning which ones to order, so naturally I would order the wrong ones cause you got a 50-50 chance, and I have never won anything! I have a Taylor guitar, and I needed the pins that are tapered straight up to the top of the pin, rather than the ones that have a lip or knurl around the top. The ones that are straight with no lip are commonly referred to as Martin pins (also fit Taylor), but, I didn't know all of this when I ordered them. SO, hope this helps someone order the correct pins for their guitar.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Brighten your dark sounding guitar!

By ALD

from Pennsylvania

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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:

      I bought these black/pearl tusk pins to brighten up my Epiphone DR-500MCE (Solid Mahogany cut away acoustic/electric) guitar. And the pins fit perfectly and look very good! My acoustic had wonderful tone but was a bit dark and muddy, and closed in tone, and I wanted it to be just a bit brighter and clearer, and more open sounding. These tusk pins INSTANTLY corrected this condition.I must emphasize that the change in tone was INSTANT.They are great pins if you need to brighten up an otherwise moody sounding guitar..Bottom line is..THEY WORK!

      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great looking and sounding pins!

      By ALD

      from Pennsylvania

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

          These tusk pins are great. jingle them in your hand and they almost sound like metal.The MOP was nice quality and looks great. These tusk pins, in my opinion do well on a Mahogany guitar which seems to sound subdued and just needs a bit of waking up. It woke up my Epiphone DR-500mce and gave it that open nectar hum of a Gibson Hummingbird. I would not recommend these pins however, if your guitar is already bright sounding, as these could send it over the top. However a quiet guitar that just needs more open lows, mids and crystal highs...these babies will do the trick! Get them!

          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sounds Good 2 Me

          By Sean McCormick

          from NJ

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          Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

          I had been looking for a bridge pin for my Epiphone Masterbuilt dr500mce to bring out the harmonics with out making the sound too bright. I tried Bone, fwi, and buffalo horn. They all changed the sound for the better but did not give me the sound I wanted. I ordered a set of tusq last week and just put them in last night. They did the trick. These pins sound like a toned down bon and worked out great for my needs.

          (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Good stuff

          By Armon Haumer

          from Cleveland, OH Rock Capital of the World!

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          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Paua Dot Looks Pretty

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

              Well, there's a lot of positive reviews about the the Tusq bridge pins making brightness, however, I haven't noticed much of a change at all, compared to the plastic pins that were on my stock
              Ibanez-EWc30QHERLG1201 (exotic-wood acoustic).
              I will say that with new strings, my guitar sounds better though, but I'd doubt that the pins really contributed at all.
              Overpriced, hence, the three stars.

              (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Watch the size - Non-returnable

              By Kento

              from My basement studio

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                Cons

                • Didn't Fit

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

                  I'm experienced, just not with bridge pins. Unfortunately none of the 3 people I spoke with at MF were knowledgeable either, which is unusual. So they sent me what they had in stock, these "Presentation Style" pins. Turns out these are not widely used and didn't fit my guitar. (BTW - there's some helpful info on the graphtech site) What's more common are the "Traditional" pins. Found these elsewhere and they fit. Now the MF people tell me these are a nonreturnable item, along with the second set of different pins they sent me that also didn't fit. So my 2 star rating is as much about MF as it is about the pins.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  pretty good

                  By BoBo

                  from Warren, PA

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                  Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

                  Don't really notice any difference versus using cheapO plastic bridge pins.

                  If you are expecting sounds from the heavens, not gonna happen . . . .

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Wow, what a difference...

                  By HappyCamper-y8aMQ

                  from Virginia

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                  Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

                  I bought a new epiphone hummingbird (that came with a plastic saddle, nut and bridge pins). I was extremely unsatisfied with the tone of my new guitar the way it came from the factory. I replaced the nut, saddle and bridge pins with TUSQ ones... and wow, it is now like a completely different instrument. These TUSQ products really made a 110% difference for me... They made my dull sounding guitar into an instrument that I am proud of, and just can't put down... It made my guitar sound so much better, which completely surprised me, because I was not expecting these TUSQ parts to make such a huge impact on the tone. I considered replacing my saddle, nut and bridge pins with bone at first, but I am so glad now that I decided to go with the TUSQ ones. I can't imagine how my new guitar could sound any better than it does now, and I can honestly say that it is 100% because of these TUSQ pins (and saddle, and nut). I urge everyone that is skeptical about TUSQ parts to give them a try... They really surprised me, I can't say enough about how happy I am with these TUSQ products. If you have plastic bridge pins (or saddle, or nut) on your acoustic, then you need to replace them with TUSQ ones right now, you will be amazed at the difference that they make... I know I was.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  WHAT A DIFFERENCE

                  By guitarslinger mx

                  from Port Aransas, Texas

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                  Comments about Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

                  I replaced the stock bridge pins on my Martin acoustic with these Tusq pins. I was skeptical, but they truly do improve the fullness of the sound. If you are using plastic pins now, you'll love the Tusq pins.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Bridge Pins

                  By Hal

                  from North Ga.

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All around use
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

                    Use them on a Martin D-18 and now on an Epiphone. Fit Well, Hold well, and look great.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A Surprising Improvement

                    By AHG

                    from Northern California

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                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

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                        Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

                        I had just installed a Tusq saddle in a new Yamaha L-Series guitar. I installed the Tusq Presentation pins, mostly, for cosmetic reasons, expecting some nearly undetectable sonic improvement. I was surprised just how much the pins improved the sound—far more than I had been led to believe. For the cost and ease of installation, don't hesitate.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Definitely a Positive Difference

                        By Mark Ostrander

                        from Burton, Ohio

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                        Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

                        The Tusq pins definitely made a positive difference to the sound of my Martin D35. To my ear, my guitar sounds slightly clearer and there's a more satin character to its voice. I'll soon be looking into the Tusq bridge.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Bridge Pins

                        By Averitt

                        from Louisiana

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                        Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

                        I purchased a set of these for my Ibanez a300e, and they fit perfectly! There was an immediate improvement in my sustain by a few seconds and they seem like they are going to last a long time! You won't regret buying these. Only thing I would check is the bridge pins you currently have. The 4mm dot tusq pins have a bigger radius than the 2mm dots. These pins (4mm) would NOT fit in my Fender CD 60 (the 2mm will).

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Tone!

                        By LedHedNate

                        from Pittsburgh, PA

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                        Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

                        These pins gave me great acoustic tone! The only flaw was the Poua Dot ones...I got a set of white pins and black ones w/ the poua dots and they just wipe away real quick and there's like copper underneath and they look mitch-matched...I'd recommend regular dots or no dots altogether.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Appears to noticeably improve sound

                        By Marcel

                        from Houston

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                        • Improves Sound

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                            Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

                            I replaced the original bridge pins on my ~1999 Tacoma DR20E. The originals were clearly plastic (based on the "drop test"). Length and diameter of the head are different: the TUSQ pins are a little shorter, and the heads are a little bigger. So, my pin puller won't work w/ the new ones - not a big deal.

                            I replaced the pins first, then the saddle and nut. However, I did a sound check before starting, and again right after replacing the pins, and there was a very noticeable improvement. The attack was sharper, and the sustain was longer. Tonally, slightly fuller sound.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            I'm Pleased ! they went in my Taylor Dreadnought !

                            By Jay

                            from Harrisonburg Va

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

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                              • Anytime !

                              Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

                              Just had to try them ! I'm Pleased ! Had put some in My 45 year old Martin D-28 , They made that Tiger Growl !!!! The Reason I put Them In My Taylor !

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Solid Product, Good Looks

                              By A Virtuoso

                              from Chicago

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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:

                                  These are great because unlike real bone or even wood pins, they have no dead spots that you will hear in the sound. I've always loved real bone pins because they have a warmer sound, but since these are synthetic there is no way for that same sound to be replicated. These are very close, and are more consistent. They look nice without being too gawdy. I've got 3 sets of these. I gave 5 stars because they never claim to sound warmer than bone and I knew they wouldn't.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great Replacement Pins

                                  By Giantdoctor

                                  from Missouri

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Functional
                                  • Good Quality
                                  • Great fit
                                  • Improves Sound
                                  • Solid construction

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Replacement

                                  Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

                                  Replace those flimsy plastic pins. These will last the life of your instrument and have great sound transmission to the body.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Tusq Bridge Pins

                                  By SteveH

                                  from Houston, TX

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                                  Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

                                  I would never have though that changing the pins on my Taylor would add so much fuller tone and sustain! The guitar already has Tusq bridge and saddle along with solid tuners, so there is not much you can do to improve the sound. Throw away those plastic pins, Bob Taylor, and install these Tusq pins from the factory!
                                  Plan looking, black pins with no dot.
                                  All six pins were well finished and completely identical
                                  For what they do to the tone of my Taylor, the are well worth the cost!

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great Bridge Pins

                                  By smilingdog

                                  from St. Louis MO.

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                                  Comments about Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins:

                                  They are afordable and function perfectly as well as look and feel nice. They can only help your instrument sound it's best.
                                  The material in these have the right density which is audible after you change up.
                                  Very strong pins.
                                  You don't feel cheated once you see what you've purchased. They are as good as anything on the market.

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