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Old 07-08-2021, 05:06 PM
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Default Godin 5th Avenue tuning buttons

I'd like to replace just the tuning buttons on my 5th Ave. I can't be the only person who gets annoyed by them..🙄

They're small and tough to move & my strings winder slips off them .

Are they Gotoh tuners on these guitars? 🤔🤔
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...Are they Gotoh tuners on these guitars?
Not on either of mine, but they're both older models; FWIW if they're still using the Kluson-style tuners it shouldn't be hard to find a direct drop-in replacement that works better - or you could find a suitable replacement from the Godin parts catalog:

https://godinguitars.com/product-cat.../machine-heads
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Thanks, all I want to do is swap the smaller buttons for something larger. The machines are fine.
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I thought so, but if yours are the Kluson-style with the small nickel buttons (as mine are) IME that's going to be a near-impossible job, hence my suggestion of outright replacement; on the other hand, if yours are the newer Grover Rotomatic type StewMac carries a number of appropriate replacement buttons...
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While, putting on Martin Monels, one tuning machine decided to die. At first it acted like a bushing was binding and then nothing. Knob & shaft turn, but internal gears won't function.

The guitar is at my local Luthier getting all new tuning machines installed.
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That were the earlier style tuning machines. I've got Grovers on the guitar now.

The luthier said it was a simple process. Holes aligned almost perfectly. They're really nice, looks great and not too heavy on the neck.

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I thought so, but if yours are the Kluson-style with the small nickel buttons (as mine are) IME that's going to be a near-impossible job, hence my suggestion of outright replacement; on the other hand, if yours are the newer Grover Rotomatic type StewMac carries a number of appropriate replacement buttons...
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