Frank's Cranks

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Stanford Guitar, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. Stanford Guitar

    Stanford Guitar Tele-Meister

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    Finally bought myself one of Frank Ford's string winders. It's a piece of art!

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    idjster VERY grateful member Silver Supporter

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    It certainly looks like a piece of art - and substantial, too! :)
     
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    Beautiful!
    Expensive?
     
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    Greggorios Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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  5. Stanford Guitar

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    About $75, a bit pricey. But it's my local shop, so happy to spend money there. And it is hand made and works so much better than my old plastic one. So worth it.
     
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    Very nice. Would you happen to know which size (S,M,L) fits a vintage Fender style tuner button?
     
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  7. Stanford Guitar

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    I bought a large as it will fit my acoustics as well. It works fine on my vintage fender tuners as well. I think a M will fit the vintage stuff as well, but not bigger tuning keys.
     
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    One of the guys at the shop told me Frank won't be making these anymore. So better get one while the gettin' is good!
     
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    I'm the guy that calls a screwdriver a prybar or chisel

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  10. Stanford Guitar

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    You can make a low E a high E with that thing!
     
  11. wabashslim

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    If hollowed out would make a great smoking paraphernalia too.
     
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    Na I just use it to change strings. Lets just say I have a lot of guitars
     
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    Gonna forward that one to a couple of the youngins at work.
     
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    I bought the attachment to fit my electric screw driver, great job. One time when changing a set of strings on my Acoustic Maton I accidentally over tightened the 3rd string (wifes interruption caused it) Then I was stuck with a brand new set of Elixir 10 to 47's on the guitar minus the 3rd string. So a trip to the local one and only music store in town only to find they didn't stock individual strings. No Elixirs or acoustic strings either so I had to get an electric set with a 16 thou 3rd. Once fitted I found it was twice as loud as the rest of the strings. For Sale 1 set of electric Cheapo strings for a 5 string electric guitar that doesn't need a 3rd string..S
     
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    Stew Mac is selling Waverley Anniversary winders for $31, just got the tortoise one for $26 AND SM has had a $20 off deal going for signing up so for $6!!

    I'm sick of the Dunlop plastic ones..... I changed strings on 3 guitars the other night.....

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