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Stringing Kluson tuners....

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:11 pm
by PorkyPrimeCut
God, it shows how long its been since I handled an electric guitar!!!  :-[

Whats the best way to string Klusons. They've got a split-shaft & I'm used to acoustic tuners!!  ???

Re: Stringing Kluson tuners....

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:19 pm
by Jay
I trim a little more then two tuners past the one I'm stringing, insert the end into the hole, bend, wrap once, then tune to pitch.  Easy as pie.  And I much prefer this type of tuner for ease of stringing.

Re: Stringing Kluson tuners....

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:36 pm
by Superfuzz
Jay wrote: I trim a little more then two tuners past the one I'm stringing, insert the end into the hole, bend, wrap once, then tune to pitch.   Easy as pie.  And I much prefer this type of tuner for ease of stringing.
Yeah! if I had a Gibson style guitar I'll put them on anyway!!

Re: Stringing Kluson tuners....

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:28 pm
by FireAarro
Jay wrote: I trim a little more then two tuners past the one I'm stringing, insert the end into the hole, bend, wrap once, then tune to pitch.  Easy as pie.  And I much prefer this type of tuner for ease of stringing.
Agreed... no stabbed fingers like with the tuners with the hole through them. So much easier- I wonder why Fender prefers the other sort now?

Re: Stringing Kluson tuners....

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:42 pm
by zhivago
I gave up trying to understand why Fender does anything years ago :(

Re: Stringing Kluson tuners....

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:00 pm
by chrisjedijane
FireAarro wrote: I wonder why Fender prefers the other sort now?
probably because loads of people freak out when they see the split-post tuners, and don't know what to do. If i had a pound for evey time i saw a split-post strung up like a gibson tuner....

Re: Stringing Kluson tuners....

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:09 pm
by mezcalhead
Jay wrote: I trim a little more then two tuners past the one I'm stringing, insert the end into the hole, bend, wrap once, then tune to pitch.   Easy as pie.  And I much prefer this type of tuner for ease of stringing.
Absolutely .. dead simple and very neat. I hate seeing a headstock with string ends poking out everywhere.

Re: Stringing Kluson tuners....

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:45 pm
by PorkyPrimeCut
Jay wrote: I trim a little more then two tuners past the one I'm stringing, insert the end into the hole, bend, wrap once, then tune to pitch.   Easy as pie.  And I much prefer this type of tuner for ease of stringing.
What do you mean by the hole? Do you mean you slot the string through/acros  the split shaft & then tune to pitch. Or do you actually thread it down the hole in the shaft, bend & tune.

I feel real plebby asking this but on all the photos I've found of JM headstocks they look so fucking neat & tidy. Like they've been strung as you would an acoustic & then trimmed down to the bone.

Also now would be a good time to ask.....how do you play an electric guitar?  :D Only Joking!!

Re: Stringing Kluson tuners....

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:48 pm
by zhivago
yeah, you stick the string down the hole, and then bend, and tune up....very tidy indeed.

they are my fave tuners as well.

Re: Stringing Kluson tuners....

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:56 pm
by PorkyPrimeCut
:D God. That just wouldn't have occurred to me but now that I'm looking at it it makes perfect sense!!  :D

Onwards & upwards!!!

Re: Stringing Kluson tuners....

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:19 pm
by PorkyPrimeCut
All strung (even the broken low E which wouldn't string the way I normally do it). Looks fab!!

BUT.....this is so typical. You sort one problem out & another comes-a-knockin'.

The back screw-in strap holder (dunno the name for it) has just fallen out!!  >:( I remember when I first got it back from being refinned it didn't tighten properly. Unfortunately my suspicions are correct & the wood has perished around the thread. Do you think wood glue would do the trick??. I won't be taking the screw out again so it seems like an alright plan. Or wood filler??

Re: Stringing Kluson tuners....

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:47 pm
by Jay
Take a toothpick and break it into a few slivers.  Slather some wood glue on the bits and jam them in the hole.  Clean up any excess and let it dry for an hour or two.  Screw the button back in and you should be golden.

Re: Stringing Kluson tuners....

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:05 pm
by PorkyPrimeCut
Sounds like a great idea!!! Shopping for wood glue & toothpicks first thing tomorrow!!