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Tuner for headless bridge

Post by hummel on Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:08 am

Hi there,

Does anybody know how to get a tuner for a headless bridge? Or a complete headless bridge?
That would be the threaded part that hooks on to the string and the 'nut' part that needs to be turned.

Perhaps these parts are interchangeable with Steinberger or ABM?

thnx!

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Re: Tuner for headless bridge

Post by hummel on Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:56 am

here's a close-up of both the string'claw' and the rotating part.


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Re: Tuner for headless bridge

Post by corsair on Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:34 am

Ooh, nasty - well, the little cast steel (?) bit is anyway! You could make a knob out of plastic padding or epoxy and a correct sized nut - or even getting a scale modeler to cast you one or two, but you may have to get an engineer to make one of those little claws, eh! Rolling Eyes

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Re: Tuner for headless bridge

Post by hummel on Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:56 am

Hi Corsair,
Indeed I'm looking for somebody with a millingmachine/lathe. The claw is die-cast (zinc-alum.alloy) the knob is plain steel.
The claw in brass should be very nice... ideal for milling.

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Re: Tuner for headless bridge

Post by hummel on Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:17 am

It would seem that David Blair is busy with these parts...! If they are as good as his other spares I'm one happy camper.

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Re: Tuner for headless bridge

Post by corsair on Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:10 pm

Just a wee hijack of your thread here, Hummel, but I concur! The knobs for my X195 arrived yesterday - these would be the ones David called 'seconds' - and I defy anyone who's not an anorak to see ANY defects at all; I'm well pleased! Does anyone wanna see what the guitar looks like with knobs on? Very Happy

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Re: Tuner for headless bridge

Post by hummel on Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:24 pm

yep! bring it on!

I had 3 of those knobs as well for my red superheadless...still haven't found the imperfections, at least not at the outside.

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Re: Tuner for headless bridge

Post by Guest on Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:28 pm

Duh! scratch

Guess who missed out?
Sleep I'll just have to hang out for the next batch now! bounce

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Re: Tuner for headless bridge

Post by hummel on Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:25 pm

SHOP

and David has put them in the shop!

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Re: Tuner for headless bridge

Post by Confused on Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:20 pm

Hiya,
Mr. Hummel, it looks like the threads are stripped out from your block/claw (bad picture, I could be wrong) might I suggest a repair of the threads by using http://www.emhart.com/products/helicoil/repkit.asp
They're dead easy to install and all you need is a steady hand and a drill press.
Hope this helps....
Regards

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Re: Tuner for headless bridge

Post by hummel on Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:10 pm

Hi Confused,

Well...actually I'm missing one entire retainer+screw+tuner. But your right about the thread of the original retainers which is made of die-cast (or zamac). This is not to bad, because the screw is ankered in the retainer with a grub srew and the actual tuner with the thread is made of steel.

The helicoil is a good tip nevertheless, it might be usefull for other worn out parts...so thanks for the link!

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