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New Bob Colosi Pins Fitted any differnce ?

#1 User is offline   Del Nilppeznaf 

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 07:28 AM

I know there s the pinned posts at the top concerning this issue but.... well i posted here instead.
(out of interest I wonder how many ppl actually read the new posts up there...?... i have a look at the new performances now and again.. but prefer it when ppl post in main forum.. that new introduce yourself just takes up space for me..[tongue])
anyway

got the new pins from the states..and thought I'd take the opportunity to post another pic of my 'controversial' bridge with the Colosi's installed

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( stop looking for the join and look at the beautiful top and wood detail..haha )

Any difference in tone/ volume...IMHO yes definitely, and for the better. Undoubtedly this had some to do with the fact that I changed strings and went back to D'Arrdio EJ16-Lights after a brief experiment with some Martin 80/20 Lights.. but after the new pins and strings the HB never sounded so good [thumbup] ( just seems sweeter..lil louder even..and more sustain...harmonics at 5th ring very clearly..)

BBG if ya read this..I know you don't think it makes a snakes belly to the grounds bit of difference.. but ...in this case..I really think it has..
and don't it feel nice to have them natural materials in the belly B)

overall very impressed with The Bob Colosi pins...well worth it.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 07:39 AM

Looks great - and I agree, bone pins make a difference, even if its just in my head, and if its a positive contributor to attitude and confidence while playing, why not replace plastic?
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 07:45 AM

glad to hear that they work......I want to get some for my J 200
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:08 AM

bone pins del??
theres a huge possibilty that my ears are just crap
glad your happy
and yes, even though i didnt hear differences , it was worth the effort to get the plastic ones out :-)

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:33 AM

View Postblindboygrunt, on 24 March 2012 - 08:08 AM, said:

bone pins del??
theres a huge possibilty that my ears are just crap
glad your happy
and yes, even though i didnt hear differences , it was worth the effort to get the plastic ones out :-)


yeah just plain bone BBG
went for the no inlay ones in keeping with the originals

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:36 AM

View PostDel Nilppeznaf, on 24 March 2012 - 08:33 AM, said:

yeah just plain bone BBG
went for the no inlay ones in keeping with the originals


i got tusq , so maybe if i got bone ones i might hear something . i'll give it a try perhaps when i have cash to burn for the sake of experimenting

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:37 AM

Yes, the way you describe the difference is pretty much how i hear the before and after results.

With the exception of the Martin all my guitars have had a proper boning .... saddle, pins and nut. :rolleyes:
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:39 AM

those guys stewmac are selling bone nuts preshaped or whatever ready for fitting to gibsons and martins. got an email from them earlier .

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:42 AM

View PostEuroAussie, on 24 March 2012 - 08:37 AM, said:

Yes, the way you describe the difference is pretty much how i hear the before and after results.

With the exception of the Martin all my guitars have had a proper boning .... saddle, pins and nut. :rolleyes:



View Postblindboygrunt, on 24 March 2012 - 08:39 AM, said:

those guys stewmac are selling bone nuts preshaped or whatever ready for fitting to gibsons and martins. got an email from them earlier .


yeah..definitely a plus of the TV line having the bone nut and saddle as standard. ( I am correct in thinking all TV's have this right?)

who don't love a good boning now [rolleyes]

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:54 AM

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Nice to read from another player that bone is good, and Colosi is appreciated.

I'm partial to bone, and have a set of Colosi bone saddle and pins on my J-200, which came from Bozeman with a bone nut, tusq saddle and plastic pins.

BTW, the beauty of that top and those bone pins make that joint invisible. . B)


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Posted 24 March 2012 - 09:02 AM

View PostBigKahune, on 24 March 2012 - 08:54 AM, said:

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Nice to read from another player that bone is good, and Colosi is appreciated.

I'm partial to bone, and have a set of Colosi bone saddle and pins on my J-200, which came from Bozeman with a bone nut, tusq saddle and plastic pins.

BTW, the beauty of that top and those bone pins make that joint invisible. . B)


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Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:02 PM

Are they slotted pins or non slotted pins?
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:21 PM

View Postmichaeljohnr, on 24 March 2012 - 01:02 PM, said:

Are they slotted pins or non slotted pins?

Please, don't start that one again.........

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:12 PM

Hey Nipplez..I tried the BC bone pins on my J-45, but I felt the sound was too jangly, it really changed the sound for me, so I replaced them with the originals...What did you find, sound wise??
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 07:31 PM

One of the things I really like about my J-45 is the roundness and lack of brightness of the tone.......so no incentive to bone up for me

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 07:39 PM

View Postflatbaroque, on 24 March 2012 - 07:31 PM, said:

One of the things I really like about my J-45 is the roundness and lack of brightness of the tone.......so no incentive to bone up for me


Bone up, and use Red Bear picks (or Blue Chip, it you're Buc). Super mellow. Brightness is still there with Gibson/Fender style picks when/if you want it.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 06:40 AM

Del Nilppeznaf what was your initial reason for changing your pins? Could it have been purely cosmetic or to enhance the sound? BTW your guitar looks fantastic! [thumbup]

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:13 AM

I wonder if anyone has actually done any audio response tests to determine if the material used for the bridge pins really does make a difference or not. I kinda doubt it makes that much of a difference, but I could be wrong.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:16 AM

View Postj45nick, on 24 March 2012 - 01:21 PM, said:

Please, don't start that one again.........



It's a legit question.

I just picked up a new J45 and was considering new pins from Bob.


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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:19 AM

View Postmichaeljohnr, on 25 March 2012 - 08:16 AM, said:

It's a legit question.

I just picked up a new J45 and was considering new pins from Bob.


look at the top of the forum , huge thread on that question

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