#1
How do I remove them without using pliers and further wrecking them?!

I'm starting to get really frustrated as I don't want to further chip away at them but I really need to change my strings. Any suggestions?
#2
Bridge pin puller. Most string winders have them on the handle.
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#3
Don't be a puss... They're not expensive... But if your really that worried, what I do is I have a needlenose plyers or some type of tool that you can use to grip under the big bulk on top of the pin... that way you can pull it out like a type of wedge...
#4
After the first time or two of using pliers you should be able to do with with your hand. At least I am able too. Plus, they are cheap.
#5
How do I remove them without using pliers and further wrecking them?!


Using pliers but with a handkerchief or something between them and the pins should be harmless.
#6
Jesus. Why are you doing this? If you push down on the string first, you won't need pliers. If you have to use pliers to remove them every time, you are either not fitting them properly or changing strings properly.

If you have one that is stuck, you should only use a bridge pin puller to remove it safely.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#7
Pliers are fine, just make sure you cover them with a rag, then you won't chip anything. My instructor custom builds guitars and he only uses needlenose pliers.
#8
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Pliers are fine, just make sure you cover them with a rag, then you won't chip anything. My instructor custom builds guitars and he only uses needlenose pliers.

The point is, you don't need to if you're removing strings properly and installing bridge pins properly. Doing and understanding this only furthers your knowledge of guitar, so why wouldn't you learn rather than resort to brute force?
Sincerely, Chad.
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#9
i whole heartedly agree with chad on this one (wow thats twice this week lol). The bridge pin does not hold the string in place by wedging it in the hole. the ball end of the string should catch on the bottom of the bridge plate and the pin simply holds it against the bridge plate.

You can remove the strings from the neck and insert your hand in the sound hole and push the pins up from the underside. When you go to put the strings back in do not force them any tighter than needed to hold the string. Buy a string winder as well less than 5 dollars and comes with a pin puller.
#10
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i whole heartedly agree with chad on this one (wow thats twice this week lol). The bridge pin does not hold the string in place by wedging it in the hole. the ball end of the string should catch on the bottom of the bridge plate and the pin simply holds it against the bridge plate.

You can remove the strings from the neck and insert your hand in the sound hole and push the pins up from the underside. When you go to put the strings back in do not force them any tighter than needed to hold the string. Buy a string winder as well less than 5 dollars and comes with a pin puller.

Well, that's only if they're stuck. Pressing the string forward to the bridge pin breaks the lock that is formed. The pin just falls out after that.
Sincerely, Chad.
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