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Philipp Zurcher

Post Posted 30 Dec 2017 1:48 pm     Reply with quote

About a year ago, I lubricated those tuners on my 1958 Fender Deluxe 8 as suggested by StewMac:

I cleaned out the tuners with naphtha and put in that petroleum jelly.
OK, but somehow it didn't feel right. Tuning was still a pain, some tuners didn't behave the way I was used to from modern guitars. "These are the troubles that come with old age", I was thinking.
But one day a friend of mine who is into car mechanics told me that petroleum jelly wasn't really an efficient lubricant and he suggested I used that teflon grease:

So I did the whole thing again, but this time using the teflon stuff.
The results are just PHENOMENAL!!!

I am now able to tune my 60 year old guitar much, much more accurately than many of my modern day instruments with so-called maintenance-free parts.

Just wanted to share this before the year 2017 is done.

Happy 2018 everyone!
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G Strout

Carabelle, Florida
Post Posted 3 Jan 2018 9:53 pm     Reply with quote

I have used this product with FANTASTIC results. My old Rick and a few others now tune easily. You may want to post this in Steel Without Pedals. I am sure that many would be helped by having knowledge of this product. I got mine at the bicycle shop!Very Happy
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Steven Cummings

Post Posted 12 Jan 2018 10:34 am     Reply with quote

This sounds good, think I'll give it a go.

Thanks for posting this!
Lookin' on the sunny side....
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Michael Butler

California, USA
Post Posted 12 Jan 2018 12:18 pm     Reply with quote

i use a graphite lubricant which is considered the slickest of all. works quite well. same as the "lead" in a pencil. remember pencils?ha!

play music!
please see my Snakeskin's Virtual Music Museum below.
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