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#1 User is offline   Mark Simpkin 

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:29 PM

I have a Gibson ES 355 Custom Shop 59 Ebony reissue. I love mine but if I was to want for more from it, I would have loved it to have had the ivory machine heads. Given Ill keep this one until I Kark it, Id probably fit them if I could find a supplier. Any thought or suggestions regarding suppliers of genuine equipment? The gold heads screw off so it would be great if thats all I had to do is drop on the ivory replacements.





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Posted 19 April 2018 - 03:35 PM

View PostMark Simpkin, on 16 April 2018 - 06:29 PM, said:

I have a Gibson ES 355 Custom Shop 59 Ebony reissue. I love mine but if I was to want for more from it, I would have loved it to have had the ivory machine heads. Given Ill keep this one until I Kark it, Id probably fit them if I could find a supplier. Any thought or suggestions regarding suppliers of genuine equipment? The gold heads screw off so it would be great if thats all I had to do is drop on the ivory replacements.

The tulip shaped ones?
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Posted 20 April 2018 - 08:35 PM

Ivory like parts from an elephant?
Don't do it, you'll be paid back by developing testicular elephantiasis and rheumatoid arthritis.
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Posted 22 April 2018 - 07:14 AM

View PostSteveFord, on 20 April 2018 - 08:35 PM, said:

Ivory like parts from an elephant?
Don't do it, you'll be paid back by developing testicular elephantiasis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Yeah. I hope he was talking about the faux ones. Is that real poncho or a sears poncho.

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 05:34 PM

Ahhh, the Camarillo Brillo flaming out around her head.
So, who can help this man out with his ivroid tuners?
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Posted 23 April 2018 - 05:57 PM

View PostSteveFord, on 23 April 2018 - 05:34 PM, said:

Ahhh, the Camarillo Brillo flaming out around her head.
So, who can help this man out with his ivroid tuners?

What about her Mendocino Beano?
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Posted 23 April 2018 - 06:34 PM

That's where some bugs had made it red but he wants ivory.
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Posted 09 May 2018 - 04:12 PM

Sorry You're right, bad descriptor, I tried to find out what they were made from but couldn't until now. It seems they are deemed "Vintage" and they're plastic so Elephants please relax.

My 355 Tuning Heads are retained by a screw so I ideally shouldn't need to replace the whole thing, just the plastic part.

If there is a replacement available and anyone knows how I can get to it, I would appreciate your feedback.

regards Mark


View PostSteveFord, on 20 April 2018 - 08:35 PM, said:

Ivory like parts from an elephant?
Don't do it, you'll be paid back by developing testicular elephantiasis and rheumatoid arthritis.

This post has been edited by Mark Simpkin: 09 May 2018 - 04:22 PM

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 10:31 AM

I think if the machines are Grover probably you have the chance to see at Grover catalog if they have such plastic replacements.
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