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 Post subject: EF508KC Tuning Machine Head - replacement advice
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:08 am 
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Hi,

This is my first post to this forum, so please forgive me if I have done this wrong, or have made some gross oversight within the guidelines. Above all, thank you so much to whomever can help!

I have owned the EF508KC for 6 months. One thing I do not like about it is how the tuning machines are geared; ie: small turns = big tuning changes. I'm trying to be careful here to not mess this guitar up.

I'm not sure how to get the proper size for new tuning machines, as I cannot find specific nomenclature with exact measurements.

I guess, overall, I am just hoping someone might have some insight and/or suggestions. Thanks!

Griffin


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 Post subject: Re: EF508KC Tuning Machine Head - replacement advice
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:06 pm 
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My advice would be to do the following

1. measure the gear ratio of the current tuner, ie how many complete turns of the button does it take to move the post 360 degrees. It may be 14:1 or something like that

2. remove one of the tuners and measure it's pertinent dimensions precisely with a digital caliper, also paying attention to the placement of the screw hole

3. then look for a replacement with the same dimensions and a higher gear ratio (like 18:1)


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 Post subject: Re: EF508KC Tuning Machine Head - replacement advice
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:43 pm 
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Solid advice and I thank you very much for it!


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