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I have a number of guitars with Rodgers single gear units (Blanchard, Comins, Bashkin & Klepper). I worked with Rob Rodgers about 7-years ago to come up with the less ornate sleeves and short style end pips which felt aesthetically worked better with steel stringed flattops.

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I have a number of guitars with Rodgers single gear units (Blanchard, Comins, Bashkin & Klepper). I worked with Rob Rodgers about 7-years ago to come up with the less ornate sleeves and short style end pips which felt aesthetically worked better with steel stringed flattops.....
Thanks for the nice pics. I was wondering if you knew whether the worm screws were indeed coated with delrin as used with the Rodgers bushings. Haven't seen the SS34 much, as would be more suited for Waverly replacement, but more of the oval plate.
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Old 06-24-2022, 05:33 PM
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Thanks for the nice pics. I was wondering if you knew whether the worm screws were indeed coated with delrin as used with the Rodgers bushings. Haven't seen the SS34 much, as would be more suited for Waverly replacement, but more of the oval plate.
Call Rob and Sue in Nova Scotia. They will tell you. Unlikely that they are coated with acetal. More likely a lubricious Tungsten Disulfide coating like Dicronite.
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Call Rob and Sue in Nova Scotia. They will tell you. Unlikely that they are coated with acetal. More likely a lubricious Tungsten Disulfide coating like Dicronite.
Thanks again. Very helpful to understanding both. I suspect I'll understand even more about that when I'm tuning with them.
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I'd be interested to see what is involved in the swapping out of the Waverlys for the Rodgers.

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My Rodgers order will take awhile but I thought I'd share something as a first step when the installation begins down the road. Ingenious little tip. Risk free. You could also replace the narrower bolt used here (5/16" dia. head) with a 5/16" bolt from underside & use a small clamp to squeeze it out using the same wood pieces on the topside. Stewmac has a similar demo vid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsp81dqulTc

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I had heard the same thing, and while Waverlys (if working correctly) are fine, I decided to go with Rodgers. Custom engraved, as well. ....
Well "la dee dah"
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