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#1 OneLostGuitarist

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 02:12 PM

Ok so my last three post turned a lot of people against me. Hear comes number four I have removed the tuning machine but now the chrome rings are still stuck the holes. I don't want to force them out and risk damaging something. How do I remove them? Anyone know what I'm talking about? If you don't here's a picture


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Posted 23 January 2007 - 02:17 PM

you force them out, it won't damage anything
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Posted 23 January 2007 - 02:26 PM

Force them out from the other side - use a screwdriver and tap gently with a light hammer at 12 o'clock. move to 6 o'clock tap gently, then 3 then 9 etc etc etc round and around

Try to keep them straight as possible. Once out enough you can pull then out from the side you're showing
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Posted 24 January 2007 - 11:36 AM

Some peg-head bushings (the chrome rings) are screwed into the wood or into the machine itself. Those in your picture look like they are not. They're lightly press-fitted in. Possibly the varnish when the neck was sprayed has caused them to be stuck a bit. I use a wooden dowel the exact size of the empty hole (often 1/4") and tap them out from the opposite side, but quite a few things would work okay doing the same thing, like a screw-driver Zooloo mentioned or maybe even just a pencil.

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 01:12 PM

screw driver or what dadfad siad. Use force
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