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Offline ath.89

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New (to me) washburn! (and grover questions)
« on: July 01, 2011, 07:18:25 PM »
Well last week I posted about choosing between a D21 and D29. I ended up going for the D21. I've played it about an hour and I'm very satisfied. Sounds great and feels great.





The only thing I'm not sure about with it is the tuners. They are Grovers, and I haven't ever messed with those before. They seem pretty stiff when tightening them up, but will loosen pretty easily. Any input there?
 

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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2011, 05:16:18 PM »
Look on the side of the tuners.  Is there a small phillips head screw?  If so try backing it off a 1/8 a turn or so.
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2011, 06:33:41 PM »
The only screw is on the side of the key that holds it into the rest of the tuner. Is this what your're talking about?
 

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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2011, 11:42:01 PM »
Congrats on the D21S ath!
 

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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2011, 09:58:01 AM »
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Originally posted by ath.89

The only screw is on the side of the key that holds it into the rest of the tuner. Is this what your're talking about?



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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2011, 10:26:15 AM »
Ah. That peghead sits atop one of the best sounding spruce/rosewood dreadnoughts I've ever played...
 

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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2011, 02:13:30 PM »
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Ah. That peghead sits atop one of the best sounding spruce/rosewood dreadnoughts I've ever played...


Yes indeedy Pike.  I'd go as far as to say THE best I've ever played.
 

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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2011, 02:16:25 PM »
Yep, she's a special one Keel...
 

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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2011, 11:37:42 AM »
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Originally posted by evenkeel

quote:
Originally posted by ath.89

The only screw is on the side of the key that holds it into the rest of the tuner. Is this what your're talking about?



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Yes, those. Just loosen them a little?
 

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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2011, 05:20:45 PM »
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Yes, those. Just loosen them a little?



Yeep.  Just back it off an 1/8th of a turn or so.  Very little.  This may not help, but it's an easy thing to test.  Try the worst offender first, back it off a fraction and see if that helps.  If so, carry on.
 

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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2011, 05:12:25 PM »
That didn't really do a lot, but having looked a little closer I found something on the stiffest one... The G peg looks like its got a washer or an o ring missing... All the rest have what looks to be 2 o rings with a brass washer in between them.