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Do the bridge pin holes need to be tapered?

I am replacing a bridge, on an acoustic, the new bridge does not the peg holes drilled out yet. I found one site that says to ream with a tapered reamer from some company. This has got me worried because I have drilled the holes to 3/16" but the pegs don't go all the way down. I have not gone to my go to guy yet cuz its almost twelve thirty at night, please help.

Really it just depends. Most guitars have to have them tapered. However, Some guitars don't have to use tapered bridge pins. I'd Taper them just to be sure, if you dont buy a tapered set. Cheers -Buster
NachoMahma8 years ago
. All the bridge pins I've seen have been tapered. But I'm no expert.