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DIY Tuning pegs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom T Nov 11. 9 Replies

What are some possible things to use to make for tuners? Like Eyebolts or Dowels? also How can you make those improve tuners work well? I don't understand why there isn't a lot of information on DIY…Continue

 

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Tom T replied to Kaelan Dreyer's discussion DIY Tuning pegs
"One reason there isn't a ton of information on "Improv" tuners is that it is usually a great deal of work that, in the end, doesn't work so well. If you want an instrument you can play on a regular basis, then you would want it…"
Nov 11
JL replied to Kaelan Dreyer's discussion DIY Tuning pegs
"Invested in a peg shaver and peg hole reamer and made my own out of scrap oak in a maple headstock, worked well. not as precise as tuning machines, and since the machines are dirt cheap...."
Nov 8
Titch the Clown replied to Kaelan Dreyer's discussion DIY Tuning pegs
"My latest reinvention of the wheel is using nails as zither pins. Hammer one end flat, put a hole  in it for the  string, use sandpaper to mimic microthreads drive it into a hole a drill size or so smaller than the nail.  I get…"
Nov 7
darryl kernaghan replied to Kaelan Dreyer's discussion DIY Tuning pegs
"I've tried a few alternatives, some have worked ok, many have just eaten strings, I truly recommend, even for the most funky/down home roots machine, manufactured tuners, if you choose to ignore this advice, fine, it suggests you are serious,…"
Nov 7
Vern Hallett replied to Kaelan Dreyer's discussion DIY Tuning pegs
"Yep, I tried the locking eye bolt tuner configuration also."
Nov 6
Taffy Evans replied to Kaelan Dreyer's discussion DIY Tuning pegs
"Hi, there has been a fair bit of info posted on here, but it's posted and filed away.somewhere I imagine. Original CBG builders didn't have the internet either, if one wants to take DIY one step further then, necessity is the mother of…"
Nov 6
the anonymous pick replied to Kaelan Dreyer's discussion DIY Tuning pegs
Nov 6
BrianQ. replied to Kaelan Dreyer's discussion DIY Tuning pegs
"Yes , indeed it could be a bear to tune that style. I remember putting a nut on both sides of the alum. angle to maintain a better grip on eye bolt? Cheers, looks good "
Nov 6
Vern Hallett replied to Kaelan Dreyer's discussion DIY Tuning pegs
"I use a piece of aluminum angle and an eye bolt for one stringers. Made a 2 stringer the same way. Hard to tune it though. "
Nov 6
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DIY Tuning pegs

What are some possible things to use to make for tuners? Like Eyebolts or Dowels? also How can you make those improve tuners work well? I don't understand why there isn't a lot of information on DIY or homemade tuners. I bet the original CBGs didn't have guitar tuners. See More
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