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Title: Open back tuners
Post by: Walkerman on February 28, 2018, 01:43:20 PM
Like Waverly, etc.  do you oil them occasionally?  If so, what do you use.


Title: Re: Open back tuners
Post by: George on February 28, 2018, 02:12:37 PM
I have heard that oil just makes them collect dust and other crud that gums them up over time.  Sometimes when they are new, open back tuners are a little difficult to turn.  I just use my Larrivee string winder to turn them a bit and loosen them up...


Title: Re: Open back tuners
Post by: Barefoot Rob on February 28, 2018, 03:33:03 PM
When there real stiff I use sowing machine oil,just a drop.Turn the tuners and wipe off any left over oil.


Title: Re: Open back tuners
Post by: Walkerman on February 28, 2018, 03:38:08 PM
When there real stiff I use sowing machine oil,just a drop.Turn the tuners and wipe off any left over oil.
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I have heard a touch of petroleum jelly on the worm gear only.


Title: Re: Open back tuners
Post by: Queequeg on February 28, 2018, 08:30:30 PM
When there real stiff I use sowing machine oil,just a drop.Turn the tuners and wipe off any left over oil.
Yep. That's it.
One drop only.
 :thumb


Title: Re: Open back tuners
Post by: B0WIE on March 02, 2018, 11:29:48 PM
I use the jelly sold for guitar tuners but I make sure to wipe off any excess because it will collect gunk. If you leave your guitar out, I wouldn't use anything at all and just be sure to clean the dust out of the tuners occasionally.