Tuning machine problem

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by xring, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. xring


    Sep 16, 2003
    Hello. I have a 2002 Spector rebop5 with Schaller tuners. I discovered a problem after installing new strings. After putting on the G and winding the post, when I got to a certain spot (I'll call it 11 o'clock), it would lock up and turn no more. Watching it happen, just prior to lockup, the tuning peg (stem?) would cock sideways - then stop turning. If I unwind far enough I can avoid the problem when re-stringing, but if the G were broken on a gig...
    Has anyone else had this happen and what the heck?? Thanks, Randy
  2. metron

    metron Fluffy does not agree

    Sep 12, 2003
    Lakewood Colorado
    Is there a lot of string wrapped around the tuning post? Thats the only reason I can think of why it would stop turning.
  3. xring


    Sep 16, 2003
    No. It does the same thing without a string on the post. I tried wiggling etc. to unjam it... to no avail. r
  4. Simple matter to replace it.
  5. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    Try to loosen the screw on top. See if that helps.
    Never had that problem....yet!