Posted 24 May 2014 - 02:18 PM
I bought a second hand but brand new min-etune system off ebay from someone who didn't like it on his new SG. After installation, it worked well for about 100 tunings/one week. Then I noticed it had a problem. It was half completing a tuning, but would not complete the treble strings G, B and E. After waiting for it to switch off, I tried moving the tuning pegs manually. E and B move, but D had limited range of about 90 degrees of a turn, so that it wouldn't move up or down beyond a certain point. It appears to have seized. In the end I tried forcing it, at which time it broke and now turns around and around without engaging the gears inside. When I tried tuning electronically, it had the same problem as before - G, B and E wouldn't tune. I wondered whether B and E were broken too, even though they can be manually turned. On the other hand, I thought that the system may tune each string consecutively which would mean that if G doesn't work, neither does B and E.
Should I just buy one treble tuning peg to replace that on the G string? Or might B and E also have problems, even though they don't appear to be seized, since they won't tune electronically?
I hope some of you can help please.