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Gene from Tampa
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Oct 10th, 2017 06:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yup,

Installed them in my D-35 because it deserves them.

And they are made of fossilized woolly mammoth tusk!

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

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Oct 10th, 2017 06:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So does that mean they're, essentially, stone? You can tell I don't know much about "fossilized" bridge pins, saddles, nuts, etc.

Otherwise, TTIUWP and how do they sound compared to the stock Martin plastic pins?

Gene from Tampa
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Oct 10th, 2017 07:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well yes, they are dense like stone. But you pull the Martin out of the case and tell the admiring crowds : " See these? They're fossilized woolly mammoth tusk!"



Gene from Tampa
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Oct 10th, 2017 07:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

As for the tone? I hear no difference. But being able to say "fossillized woolly mammoth tusk" is cool :-)

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Oct 10th, 2017 07:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What you do is give them a detailed and engaging dissertation on Wooly Mammoth Tusk. Keep them in suspense. Then, while everyone holds their breath, strum a chord, but drop the pick in the guitar. Start cursing and shaking the guitar upsidedown.

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Idaho, USA

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Oct 10th, 2017 07:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was curious because many guitar guys more knowledgeable than I say that bridge pins have almost zero bearing on sound. Martin has used plastic pins since what, the 30's? I do like an abalone dot on my bridge pins, however, even if they're plastic.

But fossilized woolly mammoth bridge pins is way cooler sounding than an $8 set of plastic pins.

Viera
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Oct 10th, 2017 09:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

fossilized woolly mammoth tusk
fossilized woolly mammoth tusk
fossilized woolly mammoth tusk

Yeah, that does sound cool.

Now if you can just teach that woolly mammoth to play guitar you'll be the talk of the town.

MLC

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Oct 11th, 2017 06:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I put ebony bridge pins in my Martin.


Yeah, you're right, "ebony" is nowhere near as cool sounding as "fossilized woolly mammoth tusk."

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Oct 11th, 2017 10:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I tried Fossil mastodon as the saddle, I tried old Ivory too. I'm partial to the sound of corian and have been using it for nuts and saddles. I think I have a set of Mastodon bridge pins in the 000-15S.

Too bad T-Rex fossil claws are so hard to come by. You know, for the whole slash metal thing.

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Oct 11th, 2017 10:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You can never go wrong with any kinda dinosaur squeezin's.

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Oct 11th, 2017 01:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Now you can go play Wooly Bully!

Hammond101
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Oct 11th, 2017 01:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just found some fossilized Walrus ivory pins online.

Is Walrus more cool than Wooly Mammoth?

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Oct 11th, 2017 03:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't understand how you get those big tusks, mammoth or walrus, into those little holes?

Hammond101
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Oct 11th, 2017 03:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You start with a small reamer and work your way up!

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Nov 6th, 2017 11:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just whittle down some chicken bones.

Cal-Woody

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Nov 6th, 2017 07:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Now if you found some Raptor claws, that would be the schiz-nitz! Lol
It's gotta be fossilized Professor! NO half-baked deli stuff! Lol

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