problem with a kluson tuner sliping

Jim Klein

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I have a nice '63 335 RI but the D string tuner turns and turns and suddenly slips past ''in tune'' to sharp.. any fix? or do I call Gibson ?thx for ny info guys. jk
 

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Are you sure it's the string tuner?
Sounds like it could be a hard edge on the nut preventing the string from sliding freely.
 

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Always check the nut first, but tuners can go bad too. If the gear loses a tooth, it's pretty much shot then.
 

Jim Klein

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totally fixed it! I took a little piece of 400 paper folded and lightly polished the sides and back edge of the slot..fixed.. tuned right up without sticking.. thanks guys , !! so simple I feel foolish for not thinking of it..getting old I guess.
 

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