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Replacing my Tuning Heads

Takamine Grovers Acoustic

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#1 Bazza912

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 02:06 AM

Hi all, Just need a bit of guidance into replacing my tuning heads on my acoustic guitar.
Here are the specs of my guitar.

Takamine G-Series: EG440SC
Current Tuning Heads: I presume standard Takamine, as they are the ones that came with the guitar.

I've had some problems with the G and B String tuning heads, they're pretty much braking and cause those two strings to constantly brake, SO much more often than they should, so I'm going to buy some new ones, I was referred by a friend to get "Grovers" apparently they are well made and will last me for a long time, if not forever.
Here's a couple of links I found,



All I really want to know is how do I check the screw hole length will match the screws on the grovers I will buy, and the hole size for the tuner to go in will fit?



'edit': If anyone was wondering the takamine sizes are as follows.
Screw hole length: 2mm
Main tuner hole length: ~10.5mm

Edited by Bazza912, 25 November 2011 - 02:08 AM.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 03:39 AM

Grovers will fit no problem. I have fitted Grovers to a Takamine before, and an Epiphone, and a Martinez, and a washburn, and a few other assorted guitars. I fit Grovers to pretty much every acoustic guitar i own, apart from a couple of 12 strings. I also fitted klusons to my Yamaha APX, but needed 10mm collars to fit them. Most acoustics come with a pretty much standard size machine head and hole.10mm.

#3 Bazza912

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 05:26 AM

Okay thanks a lot buddy :) will go ahead and get them grovers then :)

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