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Help with Tuner Machine Installation

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by jmaestro, Mar 11, 2013.


  1. jmaestro

    jmaestro

    Feb 13, 2008
    Florida
  2. peterkidd

    peterkidd

    Oct 20, 2008
    Shirley, MA
    There may be better ways, but what has worked for me:

    Install tunes, tighten nut just enough for the pins to indent wood.

    Tape correct size bit so that slightly more than the length of the pin is exposed.

    Drill carefully.

    Practicing on a board could be useful.
     
  3. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Put the neck face down on a soft surface, then put the tuners in the holes.

    Line them up, then mark the holes with a pencil.

    Take the correct size drill bit and mark it with masking tape for the correct depth. Hold it next to the screw and make sure it's not going to drill any deeper.

    Carefully drill the holes you marked, install, and enjoy!
     
  4. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Oh, I'm a dope...:)

    I would do what was said above. Gently press them into the wood to mark where the holes need to be.

    Then what I said with the drill bit
     
  5. jmaestro

    jmaestro

    Feb 13, 2008
    Florida
    Thanks a lot guys! Will try this ASAP!
     

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