Getting to know your guitar can be one of the most exciting steps on the road to becoming a great musician. Experimenting with bridge pins is one of the ways to customize your instrument and fine-tune it to your exact specifications. This fun and challenging tweaking opens the door to developing your own signature sound and model of guitar.
A bridge pin is one the final finishing touches put on an acoustic guitar. Its main job is to hold the strings in place on the bridge. The guitar pin needs to come in contact with the string, the top, the bridge plate and the bridge itself for it to send the highest vibration into the hollow body, resulting in the production of the exact sound and tone you desire. Although it’s small in stature, the bridge pin is definitely imperative when it comes to the guitars construction.
Most guitars come equipped with standard plastic guitar pins. However, there are several other materials that can be that can manipulate the sound you want to produce. By changing your guitar pins from a synthetic material, you can increase the volume of your instrument and improve on the richness and clarity of the tones you produce.
If you’re your aim is to enhance the look of your guitar, The Planet Waves ebony bridge/end pin set brings a cool finish to your instrument. Besides being aesthetically-appealing, the ebony construction of these bridge pins turns up the bass on your instrument to produce a darker, richer sound. On the other end of the sound scale, the D’Andrea tone pins brass bridge pin set increases the clarity, sustain and brightness of your tone through the added weight they put on the bridge. These pins have a tapered stem and a high-polish finish that, like their ebony counterparts, also enhance the appearance of your guitar.
Changing up your bridge pins takes time and patience, but can totally alter the way your guitar sounds. Whether you’re looking to modify your tone, or just looking to try something new, there are lots of options when it comes to choosing which material and make of bridge pin to put on your guitar.