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AndyMcDandy
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« on: October 05, 2010, 01:16:58 PM »

I am looking to change the tuners on my 000-1 Martin.  The guitar is from the early/mid 90's.  It was an entry line-ish Martin.  It's been my baby for a while, until I got the Larrivee OMV-10 Unicorn. 

I don't really know much about different tuners, any help!?  What should I be looking for?
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 03:13:32 PM »

There are lots of nice "drop-in" tuners available. Go to Stew Mac or LMII and look and see what's available with the same screw set up. You probably don't want to be drilling new holes and patching old ones. 

http://www.lmii.com/carttwo/Secondproducthead.asp?CategoryName=Tuning+Machines

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tuners.html
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 04:39:34 PM »

   Remove one tuner and measure the hole size. Martin uses different ones so you need to order the right bushing as well as tuner screw hole placement.
   If you go back with press in bushings and vintage style open backs ask many questions and go slow. Otherwise you may learn a quick lesson about cracking headstocks.
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