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Adamas slothead tuner improvement
Author: DetlefMichel (Show all albums)

Slothead tuners sometimes work not smooth enough, I added ball bearings
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I use different tunings very often and this construction did not work properly. I remembered to have an easy-tuning classic guitar with Rubner machines and they are equipped with ball bearings!!


These ball bearings are surprisingly cheap and very effective.


It takes some courage to work with this drill on the guitar if you have to work free-hand.


The inside 6 and outside 10 mm ball bearings fit exactly the axles of the Schaller machines.


The first attempt for a slide bushing. I made at least 4 different ones but they all did not work well. I must build a better one before I go to work on my 12strings..


Yoe need a slide bushing because the dril will "dance" in the hole without it. I later used another one which was much longer.


The first drilling hole gave me the courage to try the rest.


On the first attempt I forgot to fill the drilling hole in order to give the drill a center but fortunaltely it worked well.


Looks nice, nearly invisible.


Completed. Works perfectly.
  
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