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Title: Parlours With Cheap Plastic Pins - Why?
Post by: Griff on July 04, 2003, 08:54:48 PM
I recently bought a Parlour K Special Edition with flamed Maple binding and Abalone rosette. The bridge pins supplied are cream coloured plastic thingies with black dots.

Come on! I had to go to my local luthier and buy proper Ebony pins with Abalone dots - which is what these guitars should have in the first place.

OK, this is my only complaint.

Griff


Title: Parlours With Cheap Plastic Pins - Why?
Post by: Imapickn on July 22, 2003, 02:32:06 PM
Sometimes the choice of plastic bridge pins, is because they actually produce a better sound for a particular guitar.... Honest!


Title: Parlours With Cheap Plastic Pins - Why?
Post by: Griff on July 22, 2003, 03:52:57 PM
Actually, not in this case. The difference in tone when I replaced the pins was remarkable! Much warmer and expressive and with more volume.

To be fair, it could also be because the guitar has really opened up a lot during the time I have been playing it.

Griff


Title: Parlours With Cheap Plastic Pins - Why?
Post by: longboardsurfing on July 22, 2003, 06:10:45 PM
The parlor koa special edition that I bought a few weeks ago had the same huge in change in tone when I added ebony pins. While I am sure it is opening up some, I played it before and immediately after the pin change and the results were stunning.


Title: Parlours With Cheap Plastic Pins - Why?
Post by: Imapickn on July 22, 2003, 11:29:02 PM
Good to know..  ;)