Removing Stubborn Bridge Pins

After you loosen the string with enough slack, push the ball end of the string into the bridge string hole while gently jiggling the bridge pin with your fingers. You'll feel the ball end go into the guitar body, removing pressure against the bridge pin. The pin should now pull out very easily with your finger tips, however if it is still stuck tighter than your fingertips can handle you can buy various tools made of plastic or metal that can help.  One end shaped like a U. Put the head of the pin in the U and gently rock it back and the pin comes out.

Bridge Pin Puller

Bob, Gman ( o )==#

I have tried many techiques for removing bridge pins - most damaged my bridge. Here is the best method I have found. Keep a short length of smooth twine in your guitar case. Wrap it around the pin and gently pull.

Cheers,  Stuart

I have found that if you use the lid of a Zippo lighter, the pin comes out easy with no damage to the pin or the guitar.



After you remove your old strings, use a standard wood golf tee (head) to push the peg out from the inside.  Simple and easy ... and the best part, it works every time !! Saves scarring the bridge too :)
Thanks again for a great site !!



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