#1
Okay, i've had an Epiphone DR-100 for a couple of years now, but its always been stringless (i broke them when i had just first tried it out and tuned them all up too high)

anyways, i lost the bridge pins for it, and i was wondering how i should go about replacing them. Is there a generic set that i can buy that will fit my guitar, or will i need to order special ones from the manufacturer?

Thank you!
#2
All bridge pins are not created equal. You're better off buying them from Epiphone, if you can. The angle, taper, and skirt are all fundamental differences that differ from brand to brand. For your guitar, I wouldn't bother upgrading to bone bridge pins. It's only worthwhile to do so if you have at least a solid top.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#4
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well, i couldn't find any from epiphone (at least on guitarcenter.com) but how would these work?

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Graph-Tech-Tusq-Ivory-Acoustic-Guitar-Bridge-Pins-365807-i1130780.gc

First, I would email Epiphone to find out what the taper, diameter, and general specs of their bridge pins are. Then email Graph Tech and find out if their pins match (within a negligible degree).
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#6
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Well, i went on epiphone's website and found no easy way to contact them (maybe i should try giving gibson a ring....)

http://epiphone.com/default.asp?ProductID=73&CollectionID=9

but i lied, this is my actual guitar. I got the model wrong. Based on the info there, if anyone knows what kind of bridge pins will work for that, please let me know.

Taken from Epiphone's forums. There was a thread on this under Acoustics:
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Thanks. I called Colosi and he wasn't in. I found similar products at another site and ordered some bone pins. For those interested, what you want is size 1 which is a .210 inch measurement below the head of the pin and a 3 degree taper. As mentioned above, that happens to be the Martin size as well. I don't know if all the Masterbilt's have the same pin size. Mine is the DR500R dreadnought model. Take care.
If I were you, I wouldn't waste my cash and time on a hunch (since its a different model). Contact Gibson at <service@gibson.com>. Gibson took over Epiphone's service lines in the last year or two (I just emailed them about specifications on an Epiphone Granada about a year ago).
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#7
If you had your guitar sitting without any strings for years, you may have done irreparable damage to your neck. Even more likely if you didn't loosen the truss rod at the time. You may want to have that looked at before investing any money in it. Unless I'm mis-understanding your first post...
#8
^-- nah it's probably fine.

i'd just take the guitar down to some local shops and try out bridge pins until you find a set that fits correctly.
#9
the martin replacements they sell at samash will fit .. and they have ebony and plastic .. epiphone and martin use the same size .. and even if it doesnt fit .. they will let you return it .. but it will fit
take it easy man .. its just a thread
#10
thanks jimtaka, i brought it over to guitar center and found some generic pins that fit just fine!

it sounds great, so i don't think any 'noticeable' damage occured.

thank y'al!