Mudcat Café message #4018679 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #105845   Message #4018679
Posted By: GUEST,Ray
12-Nov-19 - 10:35 AM
Thread Name: Martin HD 28
Subject: RE: Martin HD 28
In my “limited” experience; my Martin still has the bendy plastic ones it came with in 1974, bridge pin material can have very little influence on the sound of an instrument.

The main aspect to consider is weight so if you replace plastic with bone or wood, you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference. On the other hand, if you replace wood/bone/plastic with brass, you’re likely to increase the guitar’s top end. (This is commonly done to add weight to the bridge of an instrument which has had the bridge reduced in height, and consequently weight, to ward off the need of a neck reset.)

Now if you replace a cheap set of pins with an expensive set, that is definitely going to make you think the sound has been improved!!!