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Harry Williams

 

From:
Duncan, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Post  Posted 17 Oct 2021 6:45 pm    
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Hi

I'm looking for tuning machines for a 1980s Dobro with a slotted head. The old tuning knobs gave up and I'm getting tired of using vice grips to tune Shocked

The Dobro manufacturer is Original Musical Instrument Company, Huntingdon Beach, California

Thanks, Harry Williams, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
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Ken Pippus


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Lake Oswego, OR
Post  Posted 17 Oct 2021 9:21 pm    
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http://www.resophonicoutfitters.com/product/NTM-303.html

These are a bolt in substitute. I tried the imports, which didn't fit at all well, but may have since changed.
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Mark Eaton


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Sonoma County in The Great State Of Northern California
Post  Posted 17 Oct 2021 9:55 pm    
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Thie National tuners at Resophonic Outfitters are currently sold out and it’s been this way for quite some time. I was looking at those awhile back for my early 1930s Dobro.

Good success has been had with Golden Age Restoration tuners from Stew Mac. There are some different specs available - make sure all the measurements are correct prior to placing your order.

https://www.stewmac.com/parts-and-hardware/tuning-machines/slotted-peghead-guitar-tuning-machines/golden-age-restoration-tuners-for-slotted-peghead-guitar---square-end/



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Michael Brebes

 

From:
Northridge CA
Post  Posted 18 Oct 2021 6:55 am    
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You can always buy replacement buttons for your tuning gears at Stewmac.
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Harry Williams

 

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Duncan, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Post  Posted 18 Oct 2021 7:20 am     Tuners for Dobro
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Thanks gentlemen for your replies! - will follow up with those links

Harry
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