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Taylor Ebony Bridge Pins Set of 6

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Replacing lost or worn bridge pins is now just a click away. All bridge pins are for the 300 Series Taylor Guitars and up, and the T5. 12-string owne...Click To Read More About This Product

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Replacing lost or worn bridge pins is now just a click away. All bridge pins are for the 300 Series Taylor Guitars and up, and the T5. 12-string owners should order two packs for full replacement


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TaylorEbony Bridge Pins Set of 6
 
4.3

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (11)
  • Functional (8)
  • Improves sound (8)
  • Easy to use (7)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (4)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (7), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Making my 410 a little flashy

I was looking for something to dress my 2001 Taylor 410 full body. They are stock pins and made of ebony. How could I go wrong. The accent makes my baby look good....Read complete review

I was looking for something to dress my 2001 Taylor 410 full body. They are stock pins and made of ebony. How could I go wrong. The accent makes my baby look good. I had to wait a week longer than expected. it was worth the wait and the price wasn't bad either.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

They're ok once you get them to fit

I bought the abalone version of these to dress up my new Taylor GS mini and out of the box they did not work at all. Without strings they dropped into the holes with...Read complete review

I bought the abalone version of these to dress up my new Taylor GS mini and out of the box they did not work at all. Without strings they dropped into the holes with no resistance, but not overly loose either... ok

with strings they seemed to fit good except for the low E position. that one wouldn't go much more than half way in. Then while tuning the other 5 strings the A string pin lifted out!

The fix? Turns out that the slot routed into the side of the pins wasn't deep enough or long enough to accommodate the larger bass strings. By long enough I mean that the slot stopped too far away from the head of the pin. I ended up using a small drill bit to cut the slots deeper and longer until they fit and stayed under string tension. after that they function ok.

As for appearance, a couple of them had pretty abalone dots. The others were dull and nothing to get excited about. One of them looks like they smashed some abalone into dust with a hammer and super glued it into the hole!

bottom line, once i got them to fit they're not terrible. The fact that they needed modification to work earns them the 2 star rating.

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(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

14 years and never broke

By old school guitarist

from Big Bear Lake California

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Comments about Taylor Ebony Bridge Pins Set of 6:

I bought a new Taylor 710 in early 1994 and the original bridge pins are in the guitar.I bought a second set just to have around, but when I bought a new Laguna LG6-RW the plastic bridge pins broke the first time i changed the strings. I replaced the cheesy plastic pins with a set of the Taylor Ebony Mother of Pearl dot pins and it really is amazing how much a small thing like the bridge pins can make. Not only does the guitar look better, but it sounds better as well.So I own two nice Taylor's ( 710 & 814-CE) and the $700.00 Laguna Rosewood Cedar topped guitar and they all have these bridge pins in them. I always have an extra set on hand, which is great since I recently purchased a guitar online and will swap them out as soon as I change the strings.I have gladly recommended these pins to my best friends.By the way the cost for these pins is no more than any of the other pins that are made by respected guitar manufacturers.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

They're ok once you get them to fit

By Mofoya

from Texas

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Not Functional
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Taylor Ebony Bridge Pins Set of 6:

      I bought the abalone version of these to dress up my new Taylor GS mini and out of the box they did not work at all. Without strings they dropped into the holes with no resistance, but not overly loose either... ok

      with strings they seemed to fit good except for the low E position. that one wouldn't go much more than half way in. Then while tuning the other 5 strings the A string pin lifted out!

      The fix? Turns out that the slot routed into the side of the pins wasn't deep enough or long enough to accommodate the larger bass strings. By long enough I mean that the slot stopped too far away from the head of the pin. I ended up using a small drill bit to cut the slots deeper and longer until they fit and stayed under string tension. after that they function ok.

      As for appearance, a couple of them had pretty abalone dots. The others were dull and nothing to get excited about. One of them looks like they smashed some abalone into dust with a hammer and super glued it into the hole!

      bottom line, once i got them to fit they're not terrible. The fact that they needed modification to work earns them the 2 star rating.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Okay but could be better

      By AJ

      from Wallaceburg, Ontario

      About Me Experienced

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Taylor Ebony Bridge Pins Set of 6:

          The abalone dot coloring could be better matched between the six pins.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          I would not buy this product again!!!

          By wendy

          from Hartsville sc

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Not Happy With This Item

          Cons

          • Not Functional
          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

          • NONE

          Comments about Taylor Ebony Bridge Pins Set of 6:

          I was not happy with this product 2 of the pins were too short and I could not use them and it took way to long for my order to ship to me!!!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Making my 410 a little flashy

          By Kenny Skaggs

          from El Paso, Texas

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Taylor Ebony Bridge Pins Set of 6:

            I was looking for something to dress my 2001 Taylor 410 full body. They are stock pins and made of ebony. How could I go wrong. The accent makes my baby look good. I had to wait a week longer than expected. it was worth the wait and the price wasn't bad either.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Not too bright

            By Boe

            from Delray Beach, FL

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Taylor Ebony Bridge Pins Set of 6:

            It's just not too reflective and not uniform in appearance some much more colorful and bright than others

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great way to enhance tone

            By Guitarboy81

            from New York

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Taylor Ebony Bridge Pins Set of 6:

                Be sure to check the size bridge pins your guitar takes as these are fitted for Taylor guitars and won't fit All makes and models. The craftsmanship is fantastic and the pins look beautiful.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I bought these as spares to have along in the kit

                By Blind Dawg

                from La Grange, TX

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup

                  Comments about Taylor Ebony Bridge Pins Set of 6:

                  I bought these to have as spares in the kit, but I am sure they will go on one of my acoustics full time the next time I change strings if that guitar has plastic pins. I examined them, and they appear to be well made of reasonable quality. Being ebony, there should be a noticeable improvement over the plastic pins, that are usually used. It has been my experience, that putting real ebony, or bone pins on even a cheap guitar will take it up a notch or two in sound quality. They are a cheap fix to improve a cheap guitar. And if you have a really decent quality guitar, They will usually improve it, if it currently has plastic pins.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy these again, yes.

                  By wildman

                  from co

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup

                    Comments about Taylor Ebony Bridge Pins Set of 6:

                    When you need a string pin or whatever these are called, you're in a jam when you lose one and can't finish restringing your guitar!! That will never happen again.

                     
                    5.0

                    Should Be Installed On All Taylor Guitars IMO.

                    By Jeffo46

                    from Woonsocket, RI

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Taylor Ebony Bridge Pins Set of 6:

                        I bought a Big Baby exactly 2 months ago from here and while I love it, I felt that something was missing . I was having some tuning issues with it which I attributed to the cheap plastic pins, which taylor uses on these, so I decided after reading some reviews all over the net, to finally break down and buy a set of these in Black . They came in today and contrary to what some have said, installation was a breeze with zero issues. I did not have any of these popping out when I was tuning up my guitar. I think these comments were from folks who didn't install them properly. These not only improved the tone on my Big Baby but as I thought they would, they have also increased the tuning stability on it as well. Why Taylor doesn't install these on all of their models, I don't know but if you have a Big Baby, I suggest you get a set of these.

                         
                        5.0

                        Perfect

                        By Peter

                        from Nashville

                        About Me Professional Musician

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Taylor Ebony Bridge Pins Set of 6:

                            Taylor pins quality and beautiful.

                             
                            5.0

                            Taylor Bridge pins

                            By The wolf

                            from Staten Island N.Y.

                            About Me Novice

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                            Pros

                            • Good Quality
                            • Improves Sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Taylor Ebony Bridge Pins Set of 6:

                                Not only do they look better than the stock they give a cleaner tone

                                 
                                3.0

                                Great price but......

                                By Steve N

                                from Oakdale, Ca

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Functional
                                • Improves Sound

                                Cons

                                • Poor Quality

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Taylor Ebony Bridge Pins Set of 6:

                                  These pins were purchased for my GS Mini and are very reasonably priced.
                                  The abalone dots on a few pins were a little dull.
                                  The main problem was that the pins would not stay seated when the strings were tuned up to
                                  Pitch. I noticed that the grooves were not deep enough, nor did the grooves go all the up to
                                  The skirt. About 15 minutes of work with a small drill bit did the trick and they work great.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Exactly what the doctor ordered.

                                  By Marty

                                  from Naperville,

                                  About Me Professional Musician

                                  See all my reviews

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Backup
                                    • Concerts
                                    • Practicing

                                    Comments about Taylor Ebony Bridge Pins Set of 6:

                                    Does the job as prescribed.

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    This item is exactly what I needed

                                    By Woody

                                    from Miami FL

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Good Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Practicing

                                      Comments about Taylor Ebony Bridge Pins Set of 6:

                                      Although it is a very simple and easy to use product, it marched perfectly with the factory item; same color, same material.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Added bass and volume

                                      By RANDALL

                                      from undisclosed

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                                      Comments about Ebony Bridge Pins Set of 6:

                                      Added bass and volume to GS MINI, fit was perfect.

                                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Very nice!

                                      By Rick

                                      from undisclosed

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                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Comments about Taylor Ebony Bridge Pins Set of 6:

                                      Love the way they look on my guitar.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Gret set of Bridge pins!

                                      By Jake Guitarhack

                                      from Oklahoma

                                      About Me Novice

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                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Good Quality
                                      • Improves Sound

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Taylor Ebony Bridge Pins Set of 6:

                                          I appreciate the concept that vibration transference is enhanced by the density of ebony bridge pins. If this truly enhances the quality of sound, I am all about that.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Pretty little pins!

                                          By Laura P.

                                          from Northern California

                                          About Me Novice

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                                          Comments about Taylor Ebony Bridge Pins Set of 6:

                                          I really just wanted to replace the plastic pins on my GS Mini Koa. I think the little dots are pretty so I went with them. Looks great!

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Great bridge pins!

                                          By guitarmandan

                                          from Washington, DC

                                          About Me Experienced

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Functional
                                          • Good Quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Taylor Ebony Bridge Pins Set of 6:

                                              These are exactly what I was looking for. Good quality.

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