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Old 08-18-2014, 09:11 PM   #1181
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I've been playing guitar for a while now and my little brother wants me to teach him. I have an old Squier Sp-1 sitting in my closet with no bridge pins or strings. I tried to put an extra set of bridge pins in, but they wouldn't fit (they're too big). The guitar is 3/4 size. Does anyone know how I can find pins that fit? Preferably on guitarcenter.com, if possible
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(Also, if you have a specific URL with bridge pins that you KNOW would fit, please share!)
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:25 PM   #1182
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That depends on what the origin of the pins you have is. Ibanez "advantage" bridge pins have a straight shank, and won't go into an old fashioned tapered pin hole. Several other makers, (at least Crafter), has/have followed suit.

Are the pins you have tapered? How far do they go into the hole?

I have a "George's Music in my area. They have a junk box of bridge saddles, etc. that won't fit anything current, that could be your salvation.

If not, go the extra mile for the kid, break out the sandpaper, wrap it around a pin, and start twisting...

I suppose you could hit Squier/Fender's site for the parts. If they have them, be prepared to pay through the nose.

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Old 08-18-2014, 10:12 PM   #1183
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That depends on what the origin of the pins you have is. Ibanez "advantage" bridge pins have a straight shank, and won't go into an old fashioned tapered pin hole. Several other makers, (at least Crafter), has/have followed suit.

Are the pins you have tapered? How far do they go into the hole?

I have a "George's Music in my area. They have a junk box of bridge saddles, etc. that won't fit anything current, that could be your salvation.

If not, go the extra mile for the kid, break out the sandpaper, wrap it around a pin, and start twisting...

I suppose you could hit Squier/Fender's site for the parts. If they have them, be prepared to pay through the nose.


I actually managed to just wedge in the pins that I have and it seems to work okay. It seems as if the hole isn't tapered, but the pins are. So wedging them in seems to make enough friction to keep the strings in. Maybe not the best thing for the guitar, but it's old and not expensive at all. Should be fine.. I hope
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Old 01-03-2015, 10:13 PM   #1184
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what gauge strings should i get for my acoustic? I would like something a bit heavier but idk anything about gauges when it comes to acoustic. Can you recommend specific set of strings? I like stuff like the smashing pumpkins, etc. music that is nothing too specific/out of the ordinary. thanks.
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Old 01-03-2015, 10:48 PM   #1185
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what gauge strings should i get for my acoustic? I would like something a bit heavier but idk anything about gauges when it comes to acoustic. Can you recommend specific set of strings? I like stuff like the smashing pumpkins, etc. music that is nothing too specific/out of the ordinary. thanks.
Dude, how would we know what's heavier, if you haven't told us what's on there now?

With that said, "acoustic light", (.012 to .053), is usually a good place to start.

If you want bright and chimey, get strings that are marked "80/20 brass", (sometimes marked 80/20 bronze also).

If you want a warmer sound with excellent mid range, then get "phosphor bronze". In the same gauge, of course.

EDIT: The PN# would be "EJ-17, for standard uncoated D'Addario PB. Come to think of it, if you're going to do some experimenting, it would make better sense to buy uncoated strings until you settle on a particular alloy and gauge, then buy the coated versions of the same type.

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Old 01-04-2015, 12:58 AM   #1186
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Dude, how would we know what's heavier, if you haven't told us what's on there now?

With that said, "acoustic light", (.012 to .053), is usually a good place to start.

If you want bright and chimey, get strings that are marked "80/20 brass", (sometimes marked 80/20 bronze also).

If you want a warmer sound with excellent mid range, then get "phosphor bronze". In the same gauge, of course.


I wouldn't know to be honest, I haven't changed the strings on it once. When you say light do you mean light as in a light gauge? What do you think about a .014 gauge? I want my fingers to hurt after playing.

edit: what about these http://www.musiciansfriend.com/acce...tar-strings-set
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Old 01-04-2015, 01:30 AM   #1187
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I wouldn't know to be honest, I haven't changed the strings on it once. When you say light do you mean light as in a light gauge? What do you think about a .014 gauge? I want my fingers to hurt after playing.
Well, they would, for sure, hurt the hell out of your fingers. The trouble is they might damage your guitar, which is an almost "will damage your guitar", over time.

When people want a lot of volume and bottom end, they usually settle on "medium", .013 to .056. That D'Addario PN# would be "EXP-17". Those are coated phosphor bronze.

Personally I wouldn't stuff "heavies" on any guitar that I wasn't going to down tune, or at least tune down after I was done playing it.

EDIT: You could also try EJ-17, those are mediums, but uncoated. It might be best to use the cheaper string set until you settle on which gauge and which alloy is right for you. Then, after you figure it out, you can buy the coated versions, which will last quite a bit longer.

The part number for medium 80/20 Is EJ-12. D'Addario calls the "bronze", (instead of brass like some makers), but not "phosphor bronze". a big distinction. The neck tension on medium gauge strings is about 180 Lbs. Heavies would push that to about 200! Heavies are probably best utilized if you're going to tune your guitar to D-d standard, or lower

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Old 01-07-2015, 10:54 AM   #1188
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hello, i want to ask something here instead of making new thread.

so i'm trying to play tapping songs on acoustic guitar, but it doesn't sound loud. any of you guys kindly have any tips to play tapping on acoustic guitar? or i need to change my guitar string or something?

btw, my tapping finger hurts after playing for awhile. *sigh*
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Old 02-24-2015, 02:56 PM   #1189
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I've been learning guitar for four months now and I directly started fingerstyle (I recently found out people learn to use the plectrum first) and just learnt to play whichever songs I liked(time in a bottle,hotel california,river flows in you,etc.) so will a 'diving in' approach cause me any problems in the future?(like I'm unable to play something without learning all the basics or I'm unable to train charizard without enough badges)
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:36 AM   #1190
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I got to tour the Martin factory as a dealer the other day. It was pretty incredible. I talked with, and built some stuff with the custom shop guys, and got to play the guitars of Kurt god damn Cobain and the D-18 of Hank god damn Williams Sr. Picture proof:

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Old 04-29-2015, 10:39 AM   #1191
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As a dealer? Do you work at a music shop?

Also, I'm taking my Edwinson in this weekend to get a setup in Seattle. I'm super pumped.
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:40 AM   #1192
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Yeah, I'm a guitar tech full time. I do purchasing consulting for my company in combo gear. Basically when I'm not fixing stuff, I'm visiting vendors and letting the company know if I think their stuff is worth a snuff.

Doesn't pay much, but I get free trips to badass places.
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:45 AM   #1193
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Awesome, didn't know you did that

I'm assuming you primarily work on electrics?
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:51 AM   #1194
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You assume correctly. I felt guilty running through that Martin factory as a Gibson Songwriter owner, but hey.
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:57 AM   #1195
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I'm not a huge Martin fan either (I don't really like "strummy" acoustics) but I wouldn't pass that opportunity up
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Old 04-30-2015, 07:48 AM   #1196
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"Spruce" Takamine Gakki.

Hello all,

I just bought this guitar in a pawn shop.
Does anyone know anything about it?
When did they drop Gakki from the name?

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Old 05-01-2015, 08:34 PM   #1197
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Not only is this particular Pierre Bensusan tab on here a straight copy from his sheet music, it's not even well done. The timing is atrocious.

Now I gotta fix it and reupload it, it's bothering me so much
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My Edwinson is getting fixed up for a week or so.

I have to play my Washburn until then
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