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  1. Got it. So if I go the route of making the pin the correct size to fit, what is the best method of sanding down evenly?
  2. I appreciate your input. To answer the questions above, the new pins are the same taper and have the flute running through the rim, just like the stock pins. The new ones are just slightly bigger (larger diameter) than the factory pins. The factory pins are actually a little loose in 4 of the holes and snug in the two holes in question. That is without the strings in. Should the pins be snug without the strings?
  3. Thank you for all of your replies. I think I'm going to try and widen those two holes to make all of them consistent. I looked at it again last night and the two holes that I'm having issues with don't look as smooth as the other four. I measured my new bridge pins with a caliper and they are all very consistent in size. I think the factory pins fit in those holes because they are plastic instead of bone and were just shoved in there. Those two were particularly hard to pull the factory pins out. I think it was just a shoddy job from the factory. I don't think I will have to remove much material to get them smooth and the pins fitting. I would rather have consistent size holes. I will let you know how it turns out. Also, the pins I purchased were the Tusq Traditional style pins - white with pearl inlay. They measure .202 inches below the shank which is what Gibson/Epiphone customer support told me the factory ones measured when I emailed them to ask. I believe this translates to a size 1.3T pin.
  4. I was thinking about getting a small round file and CAREFULLY widening the two holes just until the pins fit. In my mind, I think it would be better to have all the pins fit all the holes instead of having to use a specific filed down pin for those two holes. I will keep you posted and let you know how it turns out.
  5. I purchased an AJ-45ME a few months back and love it. I recently got some Tusq bridge pins to put on my guitar. The fit on 4 out of the 6 holes on the bridge are perfect. There are two that don't go down quite all the way, as they sit about 1/4 inch too high. I tried different pins to make sure that the pins did not vary in size, so it appears to be the holes. Am I better off trying to widen these two holes slightly, or sanding down the pins to fit?
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