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I have a 2013 SGJ. The tuning machines are starting to feel like there is a little give when I tune the guitar.  Is it possible to take the tuners off and grease them? Will that help get the tension back?

Thanks

Greg

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I don't think so, these are sealed and asfaik, there's nothing to be done in regard to "regular maintenance". 

If your are the original owner you could and maybe should contact customer service and start asking about it.

are they slipping tuning or just feel "loose"?

Edited by kidblast

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Remember to always tune up to a note, never down to a note. It's unlikely your (closed) tuning keys ever need greasing the way they are made these days. Some tuning keys can be lubricated from the outside. Kluson-style tuners, for instance, have a prefitted oiling slot for that purpose.

Edited by Leonard McCoy

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2 hours ago, kidblast said:

I don't think so, these are sealed and asfaik, there's nothing to be done in regard to "regular maintenance". 

If your are the original owner you could and maybe should contact customer service and start asking about it.

are they slipping tuning or just feel "loose"?

They feel loose. And possibly slipping. I am attaching an image. These are not the same tuners. But similar. I didn't think they were truly sealed? I have Gotohs that are sealed. I thought because of the hole in these that it may be possible that the lubricant has depleted over time.

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Even after decades the lubricant shouldn't have vanished. Regardless, those Kluson style tuners have that hole for the purpose of lubrication so you might as well go ahead. Remember: a small amount goes a long way.

Edited by Leonard McCoy

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