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Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rose Ericson 7 hours ago. 52 Replies

I'm sure I just answered my own question about tuners, but I am going to ask anyway. I have yet to build my 1st CBG, and I am getting my supplies together. I have been wondering if the economy tuners…Continue

 

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Rose Ericson replied to wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
"Thanks Richard!!!"
7 hours ago
Richard Dean replied to wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
"Page 42 and here's a link to the download if anyone's interested. Rocky Mountain Dulcimer"
8 hours ago
Rose Ericson replied to wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
"Hey Wizzo, I do not make guitars for sale. I do however make soap cutters. The wires are tightened using guitar tuners. Imagine if you will a giant egg slicer, my latest one went to South Africa. I buy my tuners in bulk from China. Anyway, if you…"
8 hours ago
wizzo replied to wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
"didnt know that good thing to know.Thank you"
9 hours ago
wizzo replied to wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
"Thank you Jerry, good information, I will keep this in mind. happy leveling and G Day !"
9 hours ago
wizzo replied to wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
"wal callaby, i will make sure i drill as straight as possible. thanx for your tip and I will probably build more than 1. thanx"
9 hours ago
wizzo replied to wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
"I do like the site, lots of tuners and bridges for sure, the free shipping is a lure for me as well. I must say, this is the 1st time i have joined a forum site and the response to my tuner question here has surprised me. I didnt expect the number…"
9 hours ago
wizzo replied to wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
"Thanx paul craig, I will keep them in mind. your feed back is much appreciated."
9 hours ago
Taffy Evans replied to wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
"The machines with hooked tabs base plates make it easy to change them from left hand to right hand or visa versa. remove the screw, cog and post tap out the worm drive/knob and turn it over. Replace post, cog and screw. You may have to tap the…"
21 hours ago
Jerry Jordan replied to wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
"I have used literally hundreds of the econo-tuners.,bought in bulk for 50 to 75 cents each.,.,I find the first cause to fail is usually tuners holes that are not drilled perfectly straight, or tuner holes drilled a little too large.,I never use the…"
21 hours ago
Taffy Evans replied to wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
"I wonder if it is due to strings sticking in tight nut string slots, and slipping after the slot slowly loses its grip. Taff"
yesterday
Carl Franklin replied to wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
"I have bought several sets of these tuners with no problems until the last order.  Couldn't get them to tune without slipping on a six string guitar I built.  Gitty replaced them twice but I still have a couple that are…"
yesterday
Wal Callaby replied to wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
"Cheapo tuners have worked fine on all my builds- except possibly the one where I didn't drill the holes quite vertically enough. If the shafts are not completely perpendicular to the gears then you probably will get slippage. That said,…"
yesterday
Richard Dean replied to wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
"yup, MGB is a no minimum order free shipping !!"
yesterday
Paul Craig replied to wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
"And free shipping in the US is nice too."
yesterday
Richard Dean replied to wizzo's discussion Standard Economy tuners vs. upgraded tuners
"yeah but the difference with MGB is a lot of their products(not all) are made in the USA I can understand buying loyalty to a degree, sometimes cheap products are cheap products no matter who you buy from, Gitty does stand by their products even if…"
yesterday

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Ive spent the last 35 years of my 50 trying to keep up with the flashy guitar of today , and just cant keep up. I have grow to love delta blues and this is where I found out about the CBG. Really cool and Rootsy.

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At 9:07pm on January 15, 2018, Richard Dean said…

Welcome Tim, once you build one, you'll be addicted, but don't worry, we have a support group for that as well...lol

 
 
 

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