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29 years old
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May 8, 1988
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Barcelona, Spain

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  1. From Grover to Schaller...

    23 July 2017 - 03:33 PM

    Hi all;

    Bit of advice and guidance needed, or comments from the crowd where you've got experience or positive affirmations on what I'm trying to convey.

    Anyway...to business.

    The problem:
    I have a 2013 Les Paul Traditional Pro II. This model, as some of you are aware from experiences or seeing the Traditional Pro IV model in the years since, know that this usually comes with Grover Locking Rotomatics; the same style you see adorning the headstock of current Les Paul Standards in the 'T' line.

    This is the piece in question:
    https://www.grotro.c...tics-502-Series

    One of these tuning machines on my wonderful guitar has been giving me some grief for a little while now, which was manageable with a bot of elbow-grease, and some over-tightening of the locking component. I've applied some fluids to it and dismantled the housing before to see if I could rectify the issue, to no success.

    Unfortunately in recent weeks another one of the machine heads has started to show similar issues, where it does not hold the lock and may slip, and the peg itself seems a little looser than it should be.

    I've thought that maybe a replacement of the components might be in order.

    Given I need to keep the style and screw orientation; I was looking at the Schaller alternative - the Schaller M6 90 locking tuners, as exemplified here:
    https://shop.rall-on...oducts/12020378

    These have the same position for the screw (90 degrees) and apparently the same maximum post diameter fitting the 10mm holes. They're also available in Nickel, unlike the Grovers, which suits me well as I've changed the previous Gibson bridge hardware to Nickel stuff from Faber, so the metal finishing would match.


    I sheerly wanted anyone that has thoughts on, or has done a change of this nature, to share their experiences, comments, thoughts, or concerns.
  2. A change in string gauge and tuning

    23 July 2017 - 01:54 PM

    Hi all.

    I'm currently using 10-46 strings at the moment with a wound 3rd, but I'm considering going up to an 11-49, again with the wound 3rd.


    At the same time; I'm looking to start experimenting with some playing in D-standard tuning next time I set up one.

    Aside from the nut adjustments and such; can anyone advise if this setup would be problematic, or countered by simple adjustments to the tailpiece height to find the right string tension...? This is not something I've messed with before, so I'm in the dark.
  3. Earvana "compensated" guitar nut

    05 March 2017 - 10:24 AM

    Hi all.

    After the Birmingham guitar show last week, where I tried a guitar that had something called an Earvana compensated nut; I've been doing some research into them.

    The premise seems sound and I am tempted to trial one, but wanted to ask if any of you forumites have some experience with them - good or bad.
  4. Pesh is back!

    09 October 2016 - 02:27 PM

    Hello forum friends! It has been a while.

    As many of you know; I recently uplifted myself from the south of the UK and moved over to Barcelona following a job offer.

    There's been a lot going on since I last logged in on 27th August (just 853 new entries on the View new content page), including a couple of moves, and enjoying the fading summer.

    I've got lots to catch up on!

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