The handle of a spoon is blunt so it doesn't damage the pin like a sharp object such as a screwdriver would. Unless it’s an expensive guitar or collector’s piece, in which case take it to a luthier. 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. Bridge pins filter certain frequencies and by that way they affect the … by seriousnewbie » Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:40 am. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. If it shrinks, the bridge pin holes can grip the pins. Advice? The first thing to try is to push down on the string under the stuck bridge pin. Otherwise try putting your hand thru the sound hole and pushing the pin … Press J to jump to the feed. 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/. Once that happens the pin is usually loose. 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. Welcome to r/guitar, a community devoted to the exchange of guitar related information and entertainment. All contents copyright © SOS Publications Group and/or its licensors, 1985-2020. Here’s a few tips to help remove that pesky stuck pin without damaging it. For example, the environment in which you keep your guitar can cause its wooden parts to expand or shrink. Hey guys, not sure where to put this, this place seemed appropriate. You may also be restringing your guitar incorrectly. What is a "hybrid" audio interface anyway? Try feeding the string back in to release the ball end from the end of the pin. Ground loop issue, snipped cable screen connections to ... First Look: Pro Tools | Carbon. You can try looping a piece of guitar string around the round end sort of like a lasso and pull them out that way. 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. Sometimes if they're stuck I need to tap the top of the pin, pushing it towards the neck. And to help prevent it happening again, you could ream the the pin holes out very slightly. Basically, I was getting ready to change strings, do some dusting, etc. The pin doesn’t need to be tight in the hole, just ‘comfy’. I lever bridge pins out with the handle of a spoon. Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread, The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread. Re: HELP: electric acoustic guitar string bridge pins are stuck! The pin doesn’t need to be tight in the hole, just ‘comfy’. Mastering Essentials Part 3 - How loud should I master. Otherwise try putting your hand thru the sound hole and pushing the pin up from the bottom. The views expressed are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the publishers. Then I can usually just pull it out by hand. If they get damaged, replace them - they’re cheap enough. Bridge pins are not universal. For the high E I would come in from the B string side, using the B pin as the fulcrum. Persuade it out in steps rather than trying to force it out in one go. Remove the other 4 strings, then stick your hand into the sound hole and push it out from inside. Thanks for visiting. All rights reserved. I have 2 stuck bridge pins in an acoustic I have. 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. Any ideas? Try feeding the string back in to release the ball end from the end of the pin. 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. I bought a string winder with an attachment to get them out, and that won't work. I replace mine every few years. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01M8K00RL/. If you have guitar related questions, use the "Search" field or ask the community. 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).