Looking for matching bridge pins for the Seagull NE Amber Trail CW MJ vintage version. (Cursive Logo, B-Band preamp)
The nut and saddle appear to be yellowed 'bone'. (lightly browned?, antiqued?) That may just be stained TUSQ?
I am not seeing any 'antiqued' pins in Tusq catalog.
That's white bone on the guitar now, I replaced the Brass pins during recent string change. The original pins appear to be stained plastic. They are definitely not TUSQ Presentation pins! Note due to lighting, colour of nut & headstock is too white. It is really same as saddle.
I guess ! am a bit obsessed with consistency. Somewhat O.C.D
IF you are goin to put bone nut and saddle (Like my Ibanez Parlour) why put plastic pins? The bone pins would only cost pennies more to the guitar manufacturer. So, I put bloodwood pins to match, IMHO, the inlaid rosette. I replaced the plastic pins on my S6 and my Sigma with ebony. And Amber is on her 3rd set of pins, Plastic, Brass and now Cow Bone)
You remind me of myself. I bought TUSQ presentation pins from Sweetwater for my Artist Mosaic, because mine came with plastic ones (I was sold a factory second, which I was quite peeved about, and they had swapped out the pins)
So my OCD kicked in and I ordered these TUSQ pins, and they cost me close to 50 dollars by the time I had paid postage to the Southern Hemisphere.
They did make a difference to the tone. They looked good. And I was a happier camper. But still the most extravagant "add-on" I have ever purchased. I hope whoever has that guitar now appreciates them.
CTGull I am thinking it is NOT a good idea to ream the bridge-holes to fit pins... May end up too loose. But my attempt at sanding was difficult and seemed ineffective. I tried wrapping emery paper around the pins (a la copper tubing prep work). Did not seem to remove much material. I also tried using a diamond grit nail file. I even went so far as to try a mini-drum sander on my Drill press. I was not crazy enough to use my Belt/Disc bench sander
Perhaps I can clutch a pin in a DeWalt driver and use it as a lathe to reduce pin diameter. I think the pin slot will screw up that idea
Last Edit: Oct 19, 2019 12:39:06 GMT -5 by RobertW
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