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Griff
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« 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
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« Reply #1 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!
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« Reply #2 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.

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Parlour Koa Special Edition (Sweet Baby)
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« Reply #3 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.
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2003, 11:29:02 PM »

Good to know..  ;)  
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