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Old 02-22-2010, 11:26 PM
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Any reason why a set of Grover Rotomatic machine heads (102 series: 25/64" hole) off a Les Paul wouldn't work out fine on an acoustic with a wee bit of extra drilling at the headstock to make way for the thicker shafts?
They look fine depth wise...
Or is there something else I should be looking at?

(I have an old banger of an acoustic I'm using for slide and the machines on it are pretty bad. I also have a set of Grovers just sitting here doing nothing, so...).
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:13 AM
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No reason whatsoever - IMO

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Old 02-23-2010, 12:18 AM
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(I have an old banger of an acoustic I'm using for slide and the machines on it are pretty bad. I also have a set of Grovers just sitting here doing nothing, so...).
If it was anything other than your "old banger of an acoustic", I'd suggest a tapered reamer rather than a drill to minimize damage to the finish!
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:02 AM
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Excellent -- thanks both. I have a friend who's a pretty serious artisan furniture and woodworking kinda guy I'm sure he'll know what to do.
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:54 AM
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so long as they fit, tuners are pretty much tuners. some have different ratios and some look a little different, but if they work..............
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