Best tuning machines?

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Re: Best tuning machines?

Post by rojarosguitar » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:33 pm

SteveL123 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:12 pm
... If the outer hole (@ center of the head) is to large or off centered, the inner bearing is going to wear prematurely and slop will ensue.
In that case ball bearings might help...
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Re: Best tuning machines?

Post by amezcua » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:31 pm

I`m thinking of the wear and tear on a Tatay guitar I bought recently . The brass gears were pretty worn down but not too bad for a sixty year old guitar . I found a site that sells packs of six brass gears for replacements . The E string worm pivots were a bit too rattly to use again . they had a few cross head screws so most likely not original . Not fit to grace this topic . Not such a rich man`s game as violins though . They decorated their pegs with bits of dead elephants .(Tiny ebony balls on the tips .)Edit Ebony?? I mean Ivory .
One is black and the other is white. So why do I keep getting them mixed up ? I know what they are .Why do I do that ? Is that like making a mistake in the music and struggling to put it right for ever ?

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