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Tuning machine maintenance

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by brock29609, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. brock29609

    brock29609 4 strings, 2 wheels

    May 11, 2003
    Greenville, SC
    The ultra light tuners in my Deluxe USA Jazz don't glide very well. I've heard you can use machine oil to lube them. Questions...

    1. What specific type/brand or oil do I use, and where can I buy it?

    2. What part of the tuner am I to lube (and what parts NOT to lube)?

  2. bill h

    bill h

    Aug 31, 2002
    small town MN
    I use a drop of vegetable oil, don't know if this is right though
  3. brock29609

    brock29609 4 strings, 2 wheels

    May 11, 2003
    Greenville, SC
    On the exposed gears? Where do you put the oil?
  4. put the oil on the parts that touch other parts and move, not extremely complicated and if you lube something that doesnt need to be nothing much with happen.
  5. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Veggie oil? I don't know man. The last thing I need is a craving for a salad when I'm laying down the jammie-jams:bassist: