Tuners for a tanglewood?

Wana_make_a_guitar

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So my friend wants me to get him some new, preferably locking tuners for his mini tangle wood lp electric(EE-15, google it!)

I've taken off the tuners and measured the holes-6.3 mm wide and 15.6mm deep.

What fits in them?  ???
 

GoDrex

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Are the stock ones so bad that he really needs this? If they're usable I'd stick with the stock ones.
 

blue313

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GoDrex said:
sounds like binding at the nut

That was my first thought too, plus its a cheap fix.  Does it jump in pitch or make a tinking sounds as you tune it?  How much of the string is buried in the nut?

As far as replacements, the closest option I can find is these, but they're still a hair larger than the existing holes.
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tuners/Guitar,_solid_peghead_tuners/1/Economy_Covered_Gear_Tuners/Specs.html#details

With a tuner hole that small (1/4 inch) you'll have to enlarge them to make a decent set of tuners fit. 

IMHO..he should put the cash toward another guitar.  Plus that guitar is 3/4 scale....he'll want a full sized axe eventually.
 

Wana_make_a_guitar

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Blue313 said:
GoDrex said:
sounds like binding at the nut

That was my first thought too, plus its a cheap fix.  Does it jump in pitch or make a tinking sounds as you tune it?  How much of the string is buried in the nut?

As far as replacements, the closest option I can find is these, but they're still a hair larger than the existing holes.
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tuners/Guitar,_solid_peghead_tuners/1/Economy_Covered_Gear_Tuners/Specs.html#details

With a tuner hole that small (1/4 inch) you'll have to enlarge them to make a decent set of tuners fit. 

IMHO..he should put the cash toward another guitar.  Plus that guitar is 3/4 scale....he'll want a full sized axe eventually.
The hole has a tiny metal sleeve in it from the other tuners, which i can remove, i measured it with the sleeve in.

Are these tuners any good? they look exactally the same as the ones on the tanglewood.

My friend is 17 and he has 2 electrics already, he bought this when he went to the UK for 60 pounds.
 

tfarny

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Buy some "guitar grease" from stew machttp://www.stewmac.com/shop/Nuts,_saddles/Tools_and_supplies:_String_slot_lubricant.html  or anywhere for $5, put that in the nut slots, see if it takes care of the problem. If not, get a pre-cut nut from stew mac http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Nuts,_saddles/String_nuts/1/Graph_Tech_Nuts/Pictures.html#details.

When tuners are bad, they have free play in the knobs - you can tell because you'll turn the knobs back and forth a hair, and the post won't move. You definitely have binding in the nut, not bad tuners (though your tuners may be mediocre).
 
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guitlouie

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Buy some "guitar grease"

A good friend of mine taught me an even cheaper trick.  I am sure that somebody here will scream at me and tell me this is all wrong and will destroy my guitar in fifty years, but I don't care, it works and I see no adverse effects.  here it is, you ready???  Take a graphite pencil and run it over the nut slots a couple times, each time you change strings.  That's it.  Like I said, it works!
 

GoDrex

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guitlouie said:
Buy some "guitar grease"

A good friend of mine taught me an even cheaper trick.  I am sure that somebody here will scream at me and tell me this is all wrong and will destroy my guitar in fifty years, but I don't care, it works and I see no adverse effects.  here it is, you ready???  Take a graphite pencil and run it over the nut slots a couple times, each time you change strings.  That's it.  Like I said, it works!

I've done this lots of times - works very well.
 

Wana_make_a_guitar

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Hehehe.

The tuners are definetly bad they just don't turn properly or hold tune so i know there is something wrong with them, so i want them changed,but the economy tuners don't come in black.  :(

I'll look at the nut, but I don't think thats it.

 
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