Replacing tuners on Schecter Model T

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Bassbuddha6669, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. Bassbuddha6669


    Aug 25, 2006
    Long story short, I broke off one of the tuning keys on my Korean-made Schecter Model T Diamond Series. There is no source that offers the model number, just the fact that it is made by Grover. Grover no longer or never did have the part in question on their website, and there are no other machine heads with the same placement of the screw. Does this mean I need to buy a different set and drill some new screw holes?
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Photo of your tuners?
  3. you dont really need to drill them i dont thing, usually if im not mistaken tuner screws are self tapping, so some pressure will get them to thread in and make their own holes, just be careful of the instrument and how youre applying the pressure.
  4. Greenman


    Dec 17, 2005
    Ontario Canada
    I would strongly reccommend drilling any hardwood before installing a screw no matter what the size.
  5. yeah? its no biggie to do, especially if you have all the bits drill etc, i guess im just lazy. kids these days... :)
  6. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    And you want to become a luthier with that sort of ethic? ;)

    Drill any hardwood first. Don't want to have to explain to a customer that you split his headstock ;)
  7. yeah man, im trying to get into it helping friends out with their stuff, and then on occasion getting some money from people they send to me that i dont know. i want to try to make a body when i can get some wood and have some money(yay debt!!) i have all the tools. now i dont have to make the mistake though, drill the damn pilot holes!
  8. pilotjones


    Nov 8, 2001
    Hell, I've had to pre-drill hard maple just to get a 4-penny nail into it!
  9. ^jeeze