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Hooligan

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I recently got a case for my Epi Lp. I have a question for you folks that mau have one or for any Epi folks lurking. It seems to me the fit is great until you get near the tuners. The tuners of my LP seem to rub the sides of the case on the inside. Now it maybe that they are just rubbing the fuzzy stuff lining the insie but there is a chance that it effects the tuning. I know I need to tune every time I pick up my guitar but after the strings have been on for a few days I should be able to tweak the tuning not nearly re-tune this thing. I am switching the nut from plastic to Hard Ivory and may even swap out the machine heads. Just wondering if ayone else had a similar experience.

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I recently got a case for my Epi Lp. I have a question for you folks that mau have one or for any Epi folks lurking. It seems to me the fit is great until you get near the tuners. The tuners of my LP seem to rub the sides of the case on the inside. Now it maybe that they are just rubbing the fuzzy stuff lining the insie but there is a chance that it effects the tuning. I know I need to tune every time I pick up my guitar but after the strings have been on for a few days I should be able to tweak the tuning not nearly re-tune this thing. I am switching the nut from plastic to Hard Ivory and may even swap out the machine heads. Just wondering if ayone else had a similar experience.

 

Hooligan,

If you put the guitar in the case and take it out *gently*, you shouldn't need to re-tune (but it's always a good idea to tune it up before playing it anyway).

 

How much resistance (drag) is there when you pull it out of the case? If it's just 'fits like a glove', you shouldn't have a problem, but if you have to pull hard, there might be a problem.

 

Also, are the tuners stock? Stock tuners shouldn't have a problem, but if you've replaced the tuners with one that have larger keys, that *could* cause a problem.

 

When you switch the nut, make sure the nut slots are smooth; a lot of the time, strings bind in the nut slots (especially on stock nuts), because the slots haven't been smoothed (guitars are usually given a rough setup at the factory, so that the local tech can set things to the customer's preference).

 

Hope that helps! :-)

 

-Bob

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