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Old 11-20-2019, 08:04 AM
Ralph124C41 Ralph124C41 is offline
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Originally Posted by Brucebubs View Post
If the new pins keep pulling up when you bring the strings up to tension look at extending the groove in the pin a little more - like the pin pictured on the left below
Another update: I took the pins out of the Alvarez and put them in the intended guitar, my "new" Epiphone Masterbilt AJ500MNS ... and they fit perfectly, at first. However the E and A strings are riding high in the saddle. I've tried holding them down with my thumb but there is an audible "thunk" and they rise out a little. Not a lot.

I'm thinking I may need to extend the groove, as you suggested, or maybe the groove in that section is not compeltely carved out. What tool can I use to fix the grooves?
Epiphone AJ500MSN
Alvarez AD30
Alvarez AJ80
Alvarez AD710
Alvarez RD20S
Mitchell ME1
Esteban American Legacy
Rogue mandolin
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