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Old 2010-08-18, 16:34
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Acoustic Peg Thingy Snapped

One of the little pegs that hold the strings in on the acoustic's body has snapped, leaving half a peg inside the hole along with the string. I can't get the fucker out; is there a technique to this shit? Pics below:

Are these pegs a standard size for all dreadnought acoustics? If not, how do I ascertain which type I need?

Cheers fellas.

EDIT: ignore the second question; I have an old acoustic and I tried one of its pegs in the new one and it fits. All I need to do is get the broken one out. Needle-nose pliers don't help, incidentally. There isn't enough "purchase" to use them or any other sort of pliers.

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Old 2010-08-18, 17:01
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needle + a bit of strong glue?
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Old 2010-08-18, 17:28
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I got it sorted, although the needle idea was pretty ingenious. I think that's the same method surgeons use to extract foreign objects from kids' ears (seriously).

I've been playing guitar for over 10 years and only today did I discover that the saddle of an acoustic guitar has holes drilled all the way into the body. I always assumed it was a solid block. So, what I did was removed all of the strings and pegs, cut the stuck string leaving a few centimetres visible, used my trusty pliers to shove the string right through into the body and pulled it out with my hand from within the hole (ha) and then I just pushed the peg up from below. The peg from my old acoustic works well, although it's white so it looks a bit weird, but fuck it I'm happy!

So am I right to assume that these pegs are a standard size for all acoustics?
Old 2010-08-21, 20:59
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Get ya a little bottle -I'm talking tiny- bottle of black nail polish. Take out the peg again and dab that on, let it dry and buff it on your jeans for a bit to knock some of the shine down. Make sure it's completely dry before you put it back in because if there's a little smear anywhere it will probably stick forever and it might ruin the finish on the body itself.
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Old 2010-08-22, 14:06
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I don't there's any black nail polish laying around, not unless my dad has been going to those Rocky Horror orgies again. I have a black permanent marker I could use, but it's not that big a deal really. Cheers for the thought (not that thought, ya sick pup).

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