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Bigrock Engineering Power Pins

GUEST,Richard Bridge (9 Feb 2015) 21 Feb 15 - 08:18 PM
GUEST,10 Feb 21 Feb 15 - 08:19 PM
GUEST,10 Feb 21 Feb 15 - 08:20 PM
GUEST,Stanron (10 Feb) 21 Feb 15 - 08:20 PM
GUEST,Backwoodsman (11 Feb) 21 Feb 15 - 08:21 PM
GUEST,Will Fly (11 Feb) 21 Feb 15 - 08:22 PM
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Subject: Bigrock Engineering Power Pins
From: GUEST,Richard Bridge (9 Feb 2015)
Date: 21 Feb 15 - 08:18 PM

Another funny bridge pin system.

Views?

http://www.f1pick.com/

They look to me like a VERY bad idea. Reduced breakover angle, substantial increase in mass of bridgeplate, increased torsion on bridge plate.


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Subject: RE: Bigrock Engineering Power Pins
From: GUEST,10 Feb
Date: 21 Feb 15 - 08:19 PM

Try them and decide for yourself, and then your opinion will be useful


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Subject: RE: Bigrock Engineering Power Pins
From: GUEST,10 Feb
Date: 21 Feb 15 - 08:20 PM

You can get all the info you want at:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/POWER-PINS/126276634237939?ref=bookmarks


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Subject: RE: Bigrock Engineering Power Pins
From: GUEST,Stanron (10 Feb)
Date: 21 Feb 15 - 08:20 PM

Snake Oil. Add mass to a bridge and you mute volume. Power pins add mass to the bridge.


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Subject: RE: Bigrock Engineering Power Pins
From: GUEST,Backwoodsman (11 Feb)
Date: 21 Feb 15 - 08:21 PM

Another solution to a non-existent problem.

A Pinless bridge (like my Lowden's and, I think, some Takamines) is a far more elegant option for people who object to spending a few seconds installing strings and pins properly, and there's no mass added. Those 'Power Pins' are Fugly, and I can see no benefit from adding all that mass to the bridge - quite the reverse.

But I have no problem with the standard pin bridges on my Martins (other than the cost-saving factory practice of using slotted pins instead of slotting the pin-holes and fitting unslotted pins, a situation which I have remedied on my guitars).

All IMHO, of course..


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Subject: RE: Bigrock Engineering Power Pins
From: GUEST,Will Fly (11 Feb)
Date: 21 Feb 15 - 08:22 PM

I put the question to my friend Ian Chisholm, a local luthier of many years of experience and a good friend who has made many excellent instruments for me. I quote his reply, form your own judgement:

Yes, I've seen those discussed on a forum. They give you Lowden style string changing while keeping the ability to pop the pins for work on the saddle or pickup. The big downside is that they're chunky brass things. Plenty of people seem to believe that brass bridge pins are good so bigger must be better. Very hard to really prove one way or the other but I strongly believe that extra weight on the bridge is a bad idea. Think fiddle mute.


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