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Slim Laurence


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Austin, Texas
Post Posted 3 Nov 2017 5:41 pm     Reply with quote

A few days ago I installed a new tuning machine on my '54 Dual Pro. I was able to save and reuse the old lollipop button and the original capstan. No slotting of the tuner pan was necessary for this operation.

I just wanted to point out that we can save these pans and keep our old steels alive and in tip top playing condition.



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Slim Laurence


From:
Austin, Texas
Post Posted 3 Nov 2017 5:57 pm     Reply with quote

I forgot the finished product...

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Jim Newberry


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Seattle, Upper Left America
Post Posted 3 Nov 2017 8:29 pm     Reply with quote

Great, Slim. Can you let us know where you got the gear and screw that worked for you?
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 4 Nov 2017 8:04 am     Reply with quote

Is the tuner knob soldered on?
Erv
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Slim Laurence


From:
Austin, Texas
Post Posted 4 Nov 2017 8:17 am     Reply with quote

I used one of these. I don't know the make, but they appear to be mandolin tuners.

I had to turn the post down so the old lollipop button would slide on, but other than that it was mostly a soldering job.

I used that tuner because the original capstan fit into the pinion gear really well which allowed me to reuse it.

The tuner at the bottom of the picture is the original broken one.
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Slim Laurence


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Austin, Texas
Post Posted 4 Nov 2017 8:20 am     Reply with quote

Yes, Erv, it is soldered.
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 4 Nov 2017 8:29 am     Reply with quote

You did good! Very Happy
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Slim Laurence


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Austin, Texas
Post Posted 4 Nov 2017 8:39 am     Reply with quote

Thank you, sir!
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Tim Whitlock


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Colorado, USA
Post Posted 15 Nov 2017 10:28 am     Reply with quote

Nicely done! I was able to repair two broken tuners on my 51 Fender Custom in the exact same way. It's not that hard with a little thought and patience. My local guitar repair shop had a coffee can full of old strip tuners. We found a strip that matched the shaft size of the broken tuners and they gave it to me for free.
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