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I have an Epiphone Casino and i realized that the Gibson Kluson Style tuners can fit into the back. The back story goes as so... my Gibson SG had to undergo repair because the headstock fell over onto its side (thank the lord that the neck didn't break) and one of the tuners actually broke off. So in haste i had no time to just find one so i went out an bought the another set of Gibson Kluson Tuners, seeing that 1 was clean and the rest are dirty decided to change them all out. Now i have a Bag full of the old Gibson Kluson machine heads that i was going to use on the Epiphone Casino, but simply forgot that 1 was broken, and i really don't feel like going out and spending 60 dollars on ANOTHER set and leave this current set useless. so now i'm wondering if there are places that actually just sell 1 or 2 of these things rather than an entire pack, or do i HAVE to buy an entire pack, or perhaps Gibson can send me just 1?

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I'd be interested in that also, I have two sets of five tuners, I have looked around a bit but haven't found a source yet.

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actually on the topic of "salvaging" old Gibson parts that i have collected over the years... i also found a Tune o Matic bridge that once belonged on the Same SG mentioned above... would that fit the Epiphone Casino Posts?

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I had a similar problem last year with a set of >30-year old USA Grovers metal tulips with one bad worm gear. E-mailed Grover and they said everything after '78 was Asian and my best bet was eBay. So watched eBay for several months trying to get a single Imperial spec to no avail (even bought one that didn't work) and was ready to throw in the towel and put Asian grovers on when a forum member (Heretic) came to my rescue with a spare single.

 

Anyway. it might be worth casting about on eBay, there are plenty of sellers hawking singles of various types. I don't think you can buy new singles from any tuner mfr, but I'd be happy to be proven wrong.

 

actually on the topic of "salvaging" old Gibson parts that i have collected over the years... i also found a Tune o Matic bridge that once belonged on the Same SG mentioned above... would that fit the Epiphone Casino Posts?

Give it a try but I beileve the bridge spacing on the USA Imperial parts are a few mm further apart than the Asian metric counterparts - 72 mm vs. 74 mm, if memory serves. This assumes that your Casino is not a 1965 Revolution or vintage Kalamzoo model....

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Give it a try but I beileve the bridge spacing on the USA Imperial parts are a few mm further apart than the Asian metric counterparts - 72 mm vs. 74 mm, if memory serves. This assumes that your Casino is not a 1965 Revolution or vintage Kalamzoo model....

 

nope this is just the Run of the Mill made in Made in Korea Casino i think its a 2002 model. And as for the Machine Heads... from the 2 responses this means that i actually have to go out and buy new set >.<... maybe theres a Set of 7 for a 7 string guitar or something... and just take one of those and include it into the old set... now i shall go prowl google for a "set of 7" Gibson Kluson Machine head set

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I fitted USA GIBSON parts to my Chinese Epiphone LP Custom

 

(Tuners, Bridge & Tailpiece etc)

 

The positioning was exactly the same! The only issue I had was that the Tailpiece legs where bigger than on the stock EPI ones but that was easy enough to fix.

 

I personally beleive that at the very least these parts, the plates, knobs & pickup surrounds are ALL made in the same factories so their isn't a difference...

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Thats brilliant... haven't actually found the time to switch the parts yet... seeing i dont have any strings so just going to wait till i get them, meanwhile thats one problem down and 1 to go but i think i found a second solution to my Machine Head Problem... the actual mechanism isnt broken all the gears are in tact... only the casing that housed the mechanism broke off... perhaps i can reattach that? And soldering doesn't work... i already tried that... nor does hot glue gun, so i have to find some type of adhesive thats strong enough to keep this compartment closed, any suggestions? (oh and i dont want to use liquid adhesive like Crazy Glue, cause if that does seep into the gear... it can jam it forever ^_^)

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Actually i fixed that broken Machine head, just got some sand paper and rubbed down the corners of the machine head, and just applied solder, this time the solder actually stayed on and wouldn't come off, i guess its just time to wait and see to see if the solder hold

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Actually i fixed that broken Machine head, just got some sand paper and rubbed down the corners of the machine head, and just applied solder, this time the solder actually stayed on and wouldn't come off, i guess its just time to wait and see to see if the solder hold

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I'm having a hard time envisioning this problem and the solution.

 

Can you post some pics?

 

Yes! Break it off again and post pics on all the steps, please!

Nah, but the final result would be nice. :)

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Yes! Break it off again and post pics on all the steps, please!

Nah, but the final result would be nice. :)

 

cant get any pics as i dont have a camera... well maybe i can just tryin find a machine head online and just photoshop what i did to make it close to what the final product looks like... maybe that will help?

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IF you soldering, doesn't hold...or, if this happens again,

try a local luthier or repair service. They usually have

lots of spare parts (machine heads of all types, included),

and could probably supply a single one, as/if needed.

Worth a try, anyway.

 

CB

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