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New tuners on my parts tele help........

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Swampash&Tweed, Dec 20, 2020.

  1. Swampash&Tweed

    Swampash&Tweed Friend of Leo's

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    Bought a used neck. I really dig it, great feel....I refinished it to my likening.

    Installing the tuners.....Gotoh aged nickel from allparts.

    Usually I have to use a rubber mallet to knock those inner sleeves/ferrels in place before installing the tuners.

    3-4 of them the holes are just a 1/32 too big. The ferrels want to just fall out. Not nice and snug.

    Dont want to use wood glue but its my last resort. Any tips solutions?

    Otherwise tuners line up fit perfect. Just need to get these ferrels snug.

    Thanks.......
     
  2. guitarbuilder

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    Put a layer of masking tape inside the hole or around the ferrule.
     
  3. JSMac

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    That's a good idea since not all of them are loose. Once they're in place and strung up they won't move anyway.
     
  5. Swampash&Tweed

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    Ahhhh. I bet whoever had this neck used those bushings and slightly enlarged the holes.

    I thought about the masking tape but I think its slightly worse then I thought. Tuners installed no strings and all 6 fall loose 2-3 completely out.

    Those bushings may be my answer.
    These ferrels are just barely falling out though. Its so close , but They are loose. Dang. Its Sunday and wanted to get this guitar up and running. Going to put on the thinking cap.....
     
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  6. Swampash&Tweed

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    This looks right the right call. I appreciate the info. Stew Mac wanted $11.00 shipping though for a $9.95 product. Not a knock on stew.....I know its a business and shipping has gone up. But I found a used set of these bushings on stratosphere for $8.00 free shipping. Heres the item description:

    "These are the correct adapter bushings for contemporary Fender necks that are bored out to slightly larger modern specs. These work as reducer bushings to enable you to install a vintage Kluson tuner on a modern headstock from Fender without having to plug and redrill the pegholes."

    Although this is an All parts TMO-Fat Tele neck it must have be drilled for modern tuners......but the Klusons fit perfectly. No new holes. Taking a shot for $8. if this doesn't work I'm just going Gorilla glue. Either way this project is shot for today. :( Thanks again!
     
  7. JSMac

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    Yeah, I only linked Stewmac for reference to the item. There are a lot of other sources for those. Can't remember where i got mine.

    Hope it works out.
     
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    Measure the holes with a caliper.
    If they’re smaller than the conversion bushings you can ream the holes with a tapered reamer and they'll fit nicely like a cork.
    Check if they’re already enlarged.
    Don’t use a drill bit it’ll damage the holes.
     
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    This stuff self adhesive copper sheilding cut some little strips and wrap it around the tuner bushing shaft
    copper.jpg
     
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    I was gonna say masking tape but I’ve heard something like this is better because it doesn’t compress as much so they won’t come loose

    Although my masking taped bushings are still standing strong
     
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  11. Swampash&Tweed

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    And of course. The Dolphins were on tonight. Figured, nice relaxing 3 hrs. I'll get this guitar up and running.

    Open the pouch ......1, 2 3 ,4......5. WTF!?

    Missing 1.

    :confused::mad:
     

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    Oh brother! You get all excited that they arrived then Bam!
     
  13. Swampash&Tweed

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    Right!?

    Dang. :(
     
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    You got the Keith Richards special.
     
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    Oh Man , what a bummer........Take a soda or beer can , you can make strips with a normal pair of scissors , line the bushings with the thin alu strips
     
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    A simple way to snug up a loose ferrule is to dip a Q-tip into Titebond and paint it into the hole in the headstock. Allow it to dry for about 30 minutes and then apply a little glue to the ferrule and press it in. Wipe off any squeeze-out with a damp cloth and then dry everything off. Allow the glue to dry overnight before installing the tuner.

    If you have the correct size drill (just a smidge smaller than the ferrule's diameter), run the drill in reverse, and go only as deep as the ferrule's length. It will enlarge the hole without chipping out the wood.
     
  17. Swampash&Tweed

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    Lol. Well in that case......all right!
     
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