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Scott Akers


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Tyler, TX USA
Post  Posted 8 Jan 2018 12:19 pm    
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The barrel nut and attached rod popped out of pull finger on my up knee lever today with a big bang. My best guess is I've adjusted the pull too short and I've damaged the finger itself. It worked well until today. Any recommendations regarding someone who I might find to work on it within a few hours drive from me in East Texas. I'm about halfway between Shreveport, LA and Dallas, TX.

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Dick Wood


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Springtown Texas, USA
Post  Posted 8 Jan 2018 2:08 pm    
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Try this. They should have someone there that can help.

http://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0LEViV261NavCQAb2QnnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByOHZyb21tBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg--/RV=2/RE=1515478006/RO=10/RU=http%3a%2f%2fwww.etsga.org%2f/RK=2/RS=6HysAERq_i04wDtMLZghLN07pKs-
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Ron Hogan


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Post  Posted 8 Jan 2018 3:53 pm    
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Scott,
Post pictures and also ask in the group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1826662064274553/?ref=bookmarks
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Scott Akers


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Tyler, TX USA
Post  Posted 8 Jan 2018 4:03 pm    
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Thanks Dick and Ron. Dick, I've emailed someone at ETSGA. Ron, I didn't even know the Carter group existed. I've just asked to be added!
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Richard Sinkler


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aka: Rusty Strings -- Oakdale, California
Post  Posted 9 Jan 2018 6:45 am    
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If it happened at the pull finger (bellcrank), the little brass pull pin (shaped like a "dog bone" of barbell) probably broke. That it the Achilles heel of the Carter. The friction between the stainless steel rod and the brass pin can make the pin break in two. It's not hard to fix if you can get a pin. Al Brisco has Carters old stock. He has parts, but requires a $40 minimum order.

My thoughts are assumptions based on my history with my Carter. Broke 2 of those. Both on stage. OUCH!
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Henry Matthews


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Texarkana, Ark USA
Post  Posted 9 Jan 2018 9:32 am    
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David Mitchell is down around Tyler, im sure he could do it. Hes a forum member.
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Scott Akers


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Tyler, TX USA
Post  Posted 9 Jan 2018 5:06 pm    
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Scott Akers


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Tyler, TX USA
Post  Posted 9 Jan 2018 5:08 pm    
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The rod and pin coming from the up knee lever is the one that is pulling loose with a popping sound. This is what it looked like before the problem started. My original post wrongly stated that it was the left knee lever. It’s the up knee lever between the e and f levers.

It started after I did this...
https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=325462&highlight=

i wasn't able to make it pull far enough with the wound string so i put things back as they were(or so I thought) and strung it with an unwound string. It has worked fine for the last week or so until yesterday. I obviously didn't get it back to the way it was and must have had something too tight. Not the first time I've paid the "fool tax" but i guess thats sometimes part of learning. Smile


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Mitchell Smithey


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Dallas, USA
Post  Posted 9 Jan 2018 5:44 pm    
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I worked at Carter for several years and I have original parts at the MSA shop if you can get it to me here in Dallas.
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