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Unread 03-07-2004, 04:27 PM   #1
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Family Tragedy (guitar)

My guitar...is broken...

it's so terrible. About a month ago one of the kids at my youthgroup dropped it, which ended up bending the D-string Tuning Machine. Then, thursday night, I was changing the strings, and it snapped off. I need to know if anyone can tell me where to find replacement machine heads!

Please help, this is a terrible tragedy...I almost cried, heh

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Unread 03-07-2004, 04:29 PM   #2
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My guitar...is broken...

it's so terrible. About a month ago one of the kids at my youthgroup dropped it, which ended up bending the D-string Tuning Machine. Then, thursday night, I was changing the strings, and it snapped off. I need to know if anyone can tell me where to find replacement machine heads!

Please help, this is a terrible tragedy...I almost cried, heh
http://www.musiciansfriend.com
They sell Gibson replacement parts.
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Unread 03-07-2004, 04:33 PM   #3
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heh, i don't actually play a gibson, just want one.

the problem with musician's friend is that they only sell six machine heads at a time. I only need one.
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Unread 03-07-2004, 05:12 PM   #4
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Unread 03-07-2004, 06:35 PM   #5
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I would recommend taking this "opportunity" to upgrade you tuners. Maybe some Sperzel locking tuners. I would recommend checking out eBay for a good deal.
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Unread 03-07-2004, 09:33 PM   #6
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I would recommend taking this "opportunity" to upgrade you tuners. Maybe some Sperzel locking tuners. I would recommend checking out eBay for a good deal.
Ditto. Might as well upgrade.
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Unread 03-07-2004, 09:53 PM   #7
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you first need to find out which tuners fit the guitar. different ones require different screw hole placement (or holes for the rods as is with sperzels, they have no screws) and peghole sizes. 3/8" is most common but this can vary.
if you insist on buying only one, you may find one at:

http://www.stewmac.com

how do you guys know he doesn't have good tuners already?
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Unread 03-07-2004, 10:10 PM   #8
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are they 6 in line or 3 x 3, I've got some off of a yamaha acoustic and A fender that I still have from when I put sperzels on, you can have em if they fit, post the size requirements for me, i.e. diameter of the hole, and length of the shaft neccesary and I'll check em tomorrow.
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Well what guitar is it? Before we start throwing out "Get this" deals.
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Well what guitar is it? Before we start throwing out "Get this" deals.
Good points. If you have sub-quality tuners, tough, think of upgrading all of them.
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Unread 03-10-2004, 12:18 PM   #11
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I have a Schecter c1 +. It has Grover tuners, which aren't top of the line, but they work well enough. I think they fit in 11mm holes.
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Unread 03-10-2004, 01:14 PM   #12
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I have a Schecter c1 +. It has Grover tuners, which aren't top of the line, but they work well enough. I think they fit in 11mm holes.
10mm is more of a standard for peg holes. and if they are in fact 10mm instead of 11mm there's lots of tuning machines out there that would fit the peg holes on your guitar. it's okay if they're slightly larger than 10mm. that's not so uncommon. just not *too* much bigger.
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Umm Gover tuners are actually on the top of the line, in fact I belive Taylor Guitars used to use them before they started manufactering in house.
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Grovers are some of the best non-locking tuners. Locking tuners are better, IMO.
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Unread 03-11-2004, 10:40 PM   #15
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I guess the question becomes then, where can I find a single Grover tuner?
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