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Offline DJN

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Tuners on pre-aged Washburn parlor guitars
« on: November 01, 2010, 07:15:46 AM »
I've owned 2 of these parlor guitars, and played a few others. They've all been really nice sounding guitars. But there's one problem with all of them ........... the tuners don't work properly. They are very hard to turn, sometimes get stuck a bit, and overall just don't turn easily and smoothly like  you'd expect from decent tuners.

I'm thinking of buying another one (can't try before I buy as I live in a very isolated area), but I'm a bit hesitant because of the tuner issue.

Has anyone else had this problem with tuners on their anniversary/pre-aged parlor guitar? If so, what have you done to fix the problem? Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2010, 03:17:54 PM »
Hi DJN, no answers yet from any of the regulars/experts. My experience is limited. I have two parlours. R314KK with basic tuners but they hold the tuning just fine all the same. R308S with top quality tuners no problem at all.
What do you mean by the tuners don't work properly?
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Offline Quinn Spalpeen

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2010, 04:06:04 PM »
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Originally posted by Hawthorn

What do you mean by the tuners don't work properly?


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Originally posted by DJNThey are very hard to turn, sometimes get stuck a bit, and overall just don't turn easily and smoothly like you'd expect from decent tuners.
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2010, 02:34:54 PM »
A case of before speaking engage brain...or in this case put on spectacles!
Even so, haven't experienced any of those problems with the two I have.
 

Offline onewilyfool

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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2010, 05:14:55 PM »
I've had no problems, R316 and R308.....tuners were fine. Usually when those new tuners are not working well, it is that the holes drilled for them are a little off, and bind around the stems.....try a little graphite in the holes...
 

Offline Quinn Spalpeen

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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2010, 05:50:28 PM »
I have never had experience with those open slot tuners,,, but I'm wondering.  Could it be, that since they are not sealed like most tuners, that the normal oxidation crud stuff builds up during that long trip through all the shipping places???  And just needs a thorough cleaning and lube job?

Someone was asking recently about the strings and fretboard turning their fingers black,,, any time dissimilar metals are close to each other, there is some oxidation going on.  Fretwire, strings, and the stuff that strings are wound with,,,, it's not so much the dye in fretboard, (there shouldn't be any), as the almost imperceptible layer of oxidation that was turning the fingers black.  After a thorough cleaning and changing strings, your fingers should no longer turn black, because the normal regular use keeps the oxidation from building up. Digital Piano
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« Last Edit: November 03, 2010, 05:51:54 PM by Quinn Spalpeen »
Nothing under the sun is new Watson. .... Sherlock Holmes

Washburn F10S (From Funky Munky, no G.C. stuff for me.)
Martin 00-15
Martin 000-28
Trinity College Bouzouki
Raul Emiliani Model 928 (Stradivari model)
Scott Cao STV-950 (Hellier model)
Eastman Master Model 905 (Stradivari model)
Roland F-110