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Old 06-23-2019, 06:00 PM
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Default Replacing 1 tuner

So, my Breedlove has one bad tuner - the B string. It sticks in the same place every revolution, and I'm afraid it's going to eventually snap. So, I emailed Breedlove and they sent me a tuner to replace it.

My first question is, if I fill the hole with toothpick and glue, should I wait a day for the glue to dry, or will string tension keep the tuner in place?

My second question is, should I remove all the strings to keep the tension on the neck from being uneven while I'm waiting for the glue to dry?
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Old 06-23-2019, 06:09 PM
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If Breedlove sent you an identical replacement tuner, where does the need of toothpicks and glue come from?

Remove string, remove and replace tuner, restring. What am I missing?
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I had always assumed it was better to fill the screw hole with some wood to give the screw something to bite. If I put the same size screw into a hole already reamed out to that size, won't it be loose?
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I had always assumed it was better to fill the screw hole with some wood to give the screw something to bite. If I put the same size screw into a hole already reamed out to that size, won't it be loose?
No, as long as you're just doing a straight replacement, it should be perfectly fine. The screw is only there to prevent the tuner from rotating.
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Alright, thanks. I have some woodworking experience, but not a lot of guitar repair experience.
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