Welcome to r/guitar, a community devoted to the exchange of guitar related information and entertainment. The pin doesn’t need to be tight in the hole, just ‘comfy’. This is a forum where guitarists, from novice to experienced, can explore the world of guitar through a variety of media and discussion. If you have guitar related questions, use the "Search" field or ask the community. Remove the other 4 strings, then stick your hand into the sound hole and push it out from inside. If not try swapping them. Cookies help us deliver our Services. I replace mine every few years. I have 2 stuck bridge pins in an acoustic I have. The best place to start if you're new is right below in our "Rules" section. I loosened the strings, and someone told me it was possible to get the bridge pins out without any tools. All rights reserved. The contents of this article are subject to worldwide copyright protection and reproduction in whole or part, whether mechanical or electronic, is expressly forbidden without the prior written consent of the Publishers. The strings haven't been changed in a year or two and have seen pretty heavy use (I know that I should change them very frequently and that's what I was planning to start doing), but they won't come out. For example, the environment in which you keep your guitar can cause its wooden parts to expand or shrink. I've even tried pliers with a covering over them, and popping them out with hard things from within the guitar. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Basically, I was getting ready to change strings, do some dusting, etc. Unless it’s an expensive guitar or collector’s piece, in which case take it to a luthier. Mastering Essentials Part 4 - Mastering EQ: Balance, Don’t Match. Yes, bridge pins affect the tone of a guitar. Mastering Essentials Part 3 - How loud should I master. Bridge pins filter certain frequencies and by that way they affect the … Press J to jump to the feed. Any ideas? You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address. Sometimes if they're stuck I need to tap the top of the pin, pushing it towards the neck. What is a "hybrid" audio interface anyway? https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01M8K00RL/. Here’s a few tips to help remove that pesky stuck pin without damaging it. Then I can usually just pull it out by hand. Try feeding the string back in to release the ball end from the end of the pin. Once that happens the pin is usually loose. Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread, The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread. If it shrinks, the bridge pin holes can grip the pins. The first thing to try is to push down on the string under the stuck bridge pin. If its ‘comfy’ with no string, but tight with a string, then check the pin has a string slot down its length (some don’t). The handle of a spoon is blunt so it doesn't damage the pin like a sharp object such as a screwdriver would. Persuade it out in steps rather than trying to force it out in one go. For the high E I would come in from the B string side, using the B pin as the fulcrum. Do bridge pins make a difference to the tone your guitar is producing? I bought a string winder with an attachment to get them out, and that won't work. And to help prevent it happening again, you could ream the the pin holes out very slightly. And the 6th bridge pin will NOT come out, I can pull it up almost a cm using the bridge pin puller, but it just stops moving and won't come out. They have different sizes, depending on the type of guitar. In some cases, the ball end of the string gets wedged between the pin and the bridge plate. You can try looping a piece of guitar string around the round end sort of like a lasso and pull them out that way. For the low E come in from the A string side, using the A pin as a fulcrum. Re: HELP: electric acoustic guitar string bridge pins are stuck! Try feeding the string back in to release the ball end from the end of the pin. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Ground loop issue, snipped cable screen connections to ... First Look: Pro Tools | Carbon. For all things relating to guitars, basses, amps, pedals & accessories. Advice? But I can't. The views expressed are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the publishers. Otherwise try putting your hand thru the sound hole and pushing the pin … Don’t put coverings on them, just grip them firmly and rotate them out with the pliers. Web site designed & maintained by PB Associates & SOS. And to help prevent it happening again, you could ream the the pin holes out very slightly. All contents copyright © SOS Publications Group and/or its licensors, 1985-2020. The pin doesn’t need to be tight in the hole, just ‘comfy’. Great care has been taken to ensure accuracy in the preparation of this article but neither Sound On Sound Limited nor the publishers can be held responsible for its contents. Bridge pins are not universal. by seriousnewbie » Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:40 am. You may also be restringing your guitar incorrectly. Hey guys, not sure where to put this, this place seemed appropriate. If you can pull out the string that’s in it out from inside the body that sometimes makes it easier, flat head into the actual slot if you’re able to reach it if not just underneath the peg and use the saddle as a point of leverage. In these cases, if you can un-wedge the string, the bridge pin will lift right out. If that doesn’t work wire cutters under the head of the peg and use something as leverage if all that fails, Break off the head of the peg then take a flathead or screwdriver or Allen key or anything about the diameter of the peg and hammer it this will pop the peg out into the body then you need a new peg, And if none of that works same thing break if the head and use a small drill bit to drill it out, This: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01M8K00RL/. Thanks for visiting. Once that happens the pin is usually loose. I lever bridge pins out with the handle of a spoon. If they get damaged, replace them - they’re cheap enough. Any help would be … Otherwise try putting your hand thru the sound hole and pushing the pin up from the bottom. There are a few reasons why a bridge pin can become stuck.