I'm set up for playing, right? Acoustic set up, electric set up, ready to go. We're in the middle of warm-up/sound-check, and wouldn't you know? Ptang! It's the G string on the acoustic. So, I played all electric all night. Always fun.
So, I pulled out the GHS Phosphor Bronze set, unwound the strings and started popping out the bridge pins. Then what happened? My low-E pin broke in half. This, of course, made it a complete pain to get out.
I have never bought a set of pins without them coming with a guitar. I now have to get a new set.
I'm thinking of going with Tusq, if either of the local pushers have some. I don't want to just get plastic replacements, or worse, a white plastic replacement to go with my five black plastic pins.
I just realized. My GHS set is .011-.050. As previously estabilished, my Tele is strung with Not Even Slinkys, .012-.052. When I get this set on, my acoustic will be strung lighter than my electric. Is it just me who thinks that's funny?
Anyway, if you have other ideas, if you think I should go brass, or it's so worth my money to go with fossilized ivory or concentrated mollusk shell, please, tell me.