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Old 08-25-2019, 07:37 PM
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Default Gotoh Stealth-Keys on Martin Backpacker

Martin Backpacker is very light and transportable travel guitar. It is bit out of valance when we put strap on the bottom of the neck. I've installed Gotoh Stealth-keys on Martin Backpacker. The original tuners are 200g. Stelth-Keys are 72g (12x6). My Backpacker is now light and well balanced. This tuner is Build-to-order manufacturing. I've waited three weeks even in Japan, where Gotoh is located.

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Old 08-25-2019, 09:18 PM
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And...how do they work?
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Old 08-26-2019, 12:04 AM
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That's cool! Customizing & upgrading Martin Backpackers makes me think of the guys who hotrod Fiat 400s and do track days with them. Keep on rocking that Backpacker!
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Old 08-26-2019, 02:08 AM
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I agree, that's a worthy modification. Good work, ZZ. I'm a big fan of Gotoh tuners and have them on most of my instruments, but haven't used the Gotoh Stealth tuners on anything yet.

One of the instruments that I play is mandolin, and it might be worth experimenting using Stealth tuners on one of those.


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Old 08-26-2019, 02:29 AM
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You just need this bushing set.
Montreux Selected Parts / Conversion Bushing set 6mm NI



Then you don't need to manage holes.
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