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Patrick Rusert


From:
Atlanta, GA
Post Posted 12 Oct 2017 8:26 am     Reply with quote

Hey guys-
Unfortunately, it looks like the threading on one of the bellcranks on my early 70's Emmons PP is stripped and the set screw won't hold on to the cross-shaft for my RKL, G# -> F# lower. Similar to the issue described here:

http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=304396&highlight=bellcrank+stripped

Does anyone know where I can find 1-2 of the modified bellcranks that slide on?

Thanks,
Patrick R
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Jerry Overstreet


From:
Louisville Ky
Post Posted 12 Oct 2017 11:14 am     Reply with quote

Some listed on eBay. $25 ea.

Apologies if you've already seen those.
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Abe Levy


From:
California, USA
Post Posted 12 Oct 2017 12:58 pm     Reply with quote

You could drill and tap the cross shaft. I have a guitar that someone did this to. Then you can just screw right into it. Won’t go anywhere.
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Bobby Boggs


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Upstate SC.
Post Posted 12 Oct 2017 5:44 pm     Reply with quote

I'd try a new set screw. Set screws wear out more often than bellcrank threads get crossed. Not saying that's your problem. Just a first thought.

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Mike Scaggs


From:
Nashville, TN
Post Posted 12 Oct 2017 6:19 pm     Reply with quote

You could also put the large set screw in. Drill, thread, and new screw. Of course that guy is coming out.
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Tony Glassman


From:
The Great Northwest
Post Posted 12 Oct 2017 6:47 pm     Reply with quote

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pedal-Steel-Guitar-Instant-on-Bell-Crank-for-Emmons-PP-Push-Pull-Steels-/282641276641?hash=item41cebb9ee1:g:DhoAAOSwK-pZsAbi
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Patrick Rusert


From:
Atlanta, GA
Post Posted 13 Oct 2017 5:44 am     Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies, and the link! It's definitely the female end of the bellcrank, and it's completely separated. Hopefully this new one will take care of it.

PR
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Jack Hanson


From:
San Luis Valley, USA
Post Posted 13 Oct 2017 6:42 am     Reply with quote

You can't go wrong when dealing with Clem Schmitz.
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