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Lee Baucum


From:
McAllen, Texas (Extreme South) The Final Frontier
Post Posted 29 Nov 2017 9:27 pm     Reply with quote

On my BMI one of the nylon tuners is much easier to turn than the others. I've tried swapping out tuners from other strings and that doesn't help. Whatever nylon tuner I put on that rod, it's a lot looser than the others. I removed the rod and cleaned the threads real well, thinking maybe some lubricant got on them. That didn't help.

Any ideas? Is there something I could put on the threads of that one rod to help keep the nylon tuner a little more snug?
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Lane Gray


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Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 2:06 am     Reply with quote

The first thing I'd try would be a nylon nut with a smaller bore.
Might you have one rod smaller than the others?
You COULD wrap the rod with Teflon tape (plumbing), but I think a nut meant for a smaller rod (smaller hole in the same size nylon) would be a better idea.
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Lee Baucum


From:
McAllen, Texas (Extreme South) The Final Frontier
Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 11:07 am     Reply with quote

Well, I removed the rod and cleaned it again. This time I poured some regular old rubbing alcohol on the threads. I also poured some down into the nylon tuner. I wiped everything clean and dry and now the tuner is back to normal.

I guess there was a dab of lubricant on the threads that wouldn't simply wipe off. The rubbing alcohol seemed to do the trick.



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Len Amaral


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Rehoboth,MA 02769
Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 12:09 pm     Reply with quote

I thought nylon tuners are not threaded? A new nylon should be somewhat tight and create it's own threaded path.
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Richard Sinkler


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Oakdale, California
Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 2:18 pm     Reply with quote

Len Amaral wrote:
I thought nylon tuners are not threaded? A new nylon should be somewhat tight and create it's own threaded path.


He's using the one that was already on the guitar, not a new one.
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Len Amaral


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Post Posted 30 Nov 2017 2:52 pm     Reply with quote

Richard, I have read the post a bit closer. 👍
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Jim Bob Sedgwick


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Clinton, Missouri USA
Post Posted 1 Dec 2017 12:24 pm     Reply with quote

I have posted this before (about 10 years ago). If you remove the tuner and put one wrap of plumbers teflon tape on the threads of the changer rod, reinstall the tuner and it will tighten right up, Only use one wrap, if you use more, you will not be able to thread the nylon tuner back on. I never had to redo any of these fixes, they last a long time.
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John Billings


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Ohio, USA
Post Posted 1 Dec 2017 3:17 pm     Reply with quote

Violin rosin sometimes works in cases like this,
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Kevin Fix


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Post Posted 1 Dec 2017 7:19 pm     Tuning Nuts Reply with quote

Get new ones. They are not threaded. When you put them on the rod it will cut new threads into the new nylon nut. It will be tight.
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