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    Tuning keys

    I'm thinking I need to change out the tuners on my 79' G37 acoustic. Does anyone know of a good replacement that will fit the 70's models?

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    Senior Member SFIV1967's Avatar
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    It does have the Gotoh tuners, right? For $150 a set Ken Nash has the originals. http://www.theguitarmechanic.com/GuildTuner.html
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    Thanks, that's them. It says out of stock? I wonder if he can get more?

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    I would check with Hans.

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    Sorry to play devil's advocate, but why do you feel the need to change tuners?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    I would check with Hans.
    Yeah even if he can't get originals he often suggests suitable replacements.

    Quote Originally Posted by dreadnut View Post
    Sorry to play devil's advocate, but why do you feel the need to change tuners?
    To tell the truth I was thinking same thing but figured he just wasn't going into the reason why.
    Still, good question, in light of some of the fixes posted recently.
    Might save a good chunk of change.
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    I have a bad tuner. was going to change them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezstrummer View Post
    I have a bad tuner. was going to change them all.

    Is it bad by worn metal?
    Or perhaps dried grease?

    If the latter - take it off guitar - take knob off and sink the unit into WD-40 or whatever you have over there these days - after that, if you have air compressor, try to blow the gook out - repeat. Once it moves easily, let it dry and put in new grease - should be good for next decade or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuuska View Post
    Is it bad by worn metal?
    Or perhaps dried grease?

    If the latter - take it off guitar - take knob off and sink the unit into WD-40 or whatever you have over there these days - after that, if you have air compressor, try to blow the gook out - repeat. Once it moves easily, let it dry and put in new grease - should be good for next decade or two.
    Thanks for the advise. I will try that first.

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    I've replaced bad tuning keys with open backs. Are they better? Don't really know for sure but adjustment is easier when needed. But really I just like the way they look.
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