Loose press in bushings from Kluson tuners

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  1. JB1978

    JB1978 Junior Member

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    image.jpg Epiphone LP 2001 Custom

    Swapped out old stock grovers for the vintage style klusons

    Installed conversion bushings. They look good but some are too loose...they fall right out when flipping guitar over

    How do I fix this ?
     
  2. Rocco Crocco

    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    Wrap the bushings in plumbers tape to "shim" them.

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Freddy G

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    line the holes with CA glue...let it cure and then try. If still too loose, ad another layer of CA
     
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  4. JB1978

    JB1978 Junior Member

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    Seems like this could work. Ever seen it done ?
     
  5. JB1978

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    I'm ignorant on the matter but I've read you're never suppose to glue it...not sure
     
  6. Rocco Crocco

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    ^Yes I did it on an Epiphone Les Paul.
     
  7. JB1978

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    Oh I misread it. I see what you're saying now...hmm
     
  8. JB1978

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    Did they ever come out after ?
     
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    right ...i did not mean to glue them in
     
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  11. Rocco Crocco

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    no.
     
  12. JB1978

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    I wanted to do the least invasive option

    This worked beautifully!!

    Thank you so much for your help
     
  14. Rocco Crocco

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    Glad it worked!
     
  15. JB1978

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    IMG_3228.JPG Continuing to work on my 01 Epi LP...

    Got the press in bushings problem solved thanks to Rocco!!

    Now I've noticed a little play (loose)in 2 of my tuning keys. Not at the key where you turn but at the post on the headstock. You can jiggle it back and forth and hear it rattling

    How can this be fixed?
     
  16. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Have you strung it up yet?
     
  17. JB1978

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    Yes but didn't notice it loose, never thought to check. It has no strings on it currently ..in construction mode
     
  18. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Did/do you only notice the rattle when the strings are off?
     
  19. JB1978

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    Honestly I do not know if it's loose with the strings on. I was string it up and then Let you know
     

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