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Post new topic Tuners for Fender Champ lapsteel?
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Marvin Born


From:
Ohio, USA
Post Posted 3 Mar 2017 1:11 pm     Reply with quote

I have 1955 or so Fender Champ lap steel. The knobs on the tuning machines are cracking. Does anyone know where to get replacements knobs or what the actual tuning machines are., Stewmac can't cross reference them.


Marvin
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Ron Ellison


From:
D.C.
Post Posted 3 Mar 2017 1:22 pm     Reply with quote

I'm not sure if these fit your guitar, but I'd ask them..
http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=311783

Looks like you can buy individual tuners
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Bill Sinclair


From:
Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Post Posted 3 Mar 2017 2:29 pm     Reply with quote

You know stewmac sells just the black knob, right? Not too hard to install.
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Dan Campbell


From:
Florida, USA
Post Posted 3 Mar 2017 3:46 pm     Replacement tuners Reply with quote

Help is on the way! Call WD Music and ask for Dave Lewis (tell him I sent you). You will soon be able to get an exact copy of the original from Kluson who made the original tuners! Dan
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Marvin Born


From:
Ohio, USA
Post Posted 3 Mar 2017 7:17 pm     Reply with quote

Gentlemen,

Thank you for the information. I will call first thing Monday.

Marvin
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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 4 Mar 2017 9:46 am     Reply with quote

www.stewmac.com
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Jack Hanson


From:
San Luis Valley, USA
Post Posted 7 Mar 2017 9:10 am     Reply with quote

Chances are you only need to replace the buttons. I have replaced dozens of black, white, and ivory buttons on Kluson tuners with these Stew-Mac buttons with great success:

http://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and_Parts/Tuning_Machines/Tuner_Parts/Vintage-style_Tuner_Knobs.html

It's a good idea to flush and lube the tuner strips before installation of the new buttons. Scroll down a ways on this post to see one way to do it:

http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=312243&highlight=kluson+deluxe

If you decide to install new repro tuner strips, be sure to save the originals.
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John Brock


From:
Xenia, Ohio
Post Posted 13 Mar 2017 3:13 pm     Fender Champ Reply with quote

Whats the number on that Marvin?
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