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Schaller tuner pop top..

garywright

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I’ve had this set of tuners for ages and have just ordered some keystonesIMG_1922.jpegIMG_1923.jpegIMG_1924.jpeg for them ..one of the tuners popped its top and came completely off ..Is there a way to repair it ? ..pressure alone doesn’t do a thing..thanks ( can’t attach pix in tech area )
 

charliechitlins

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Are the tabs supposed to protrude through the back and be bent over as with Klusons?
A look at any of the working ones should tell you if you can make the broken one look like the working one.
 

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I’ll have to check later today..I believe the other five look similar..they don’t have the full tabs like klusons
 

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Are the tabs supposed to protrude through the back and be bent over as with Klusons?
A look at any of the working ones should tell you if you can make the broken one look like the working one.
no tabs on these just some bit of metal that protrudes into the casing ..if no suggestions I may try epoxy at the same time I put the keystones onIMG_1925.jpeg
 

charliechitlins

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The tabs on the case that protrude through the case are clearly what holds it together.
There seems to be a slot in the tab as though it's peened with something to expand it and hold it in the slot.
You may need to squeeze it together so the tab comes through and peen it.
Depending on the metal (or plating), solder might stick to it.
I would try silver solder if peening didn't hold.
Maybe even both.
 

garywright

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Thanks for the replies Charlie …I found this video a little while ago and it worked perfectly …same tuner labeled Gibson

 
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