Product Instructions I-4004
Vintage Tuner Knobs
Instructions for installing replacement Vintage Tuner Knobs, including how to remove old tuner knobs.
Product Instructions I-2070
Guitar Tuner Drill Jig Instructions
Tuner installation instructions using the Guitar Tuner Drill Jig.
Product Instructions I-5008
Mandolin Tuner Drill Jig Instructions
Tuner installation instructions using the Mandolin Tuner Drill Jig.
Product Instructions I-0460
Tuner Bushing Press Instructions
An overview of how to install and removed tuner bushings with the Tuner Bushing Press.
Product Instructions I-5460
Steinberger Gearless Tuners Installation Instructions
How to assemble and install Steinberger Gearless Tuners.
Product Instructions I-3898
Slotted Peghead Drill Jig
How to use the Slotted Peghead Drill Jig to install classical and steel string tuners.
Trade Secrets! Newsletter Issue 216 May 08, 2014
Homemade bushing puller to protect the peghead
Dan Erlewine needs to pull the tuner grommets/bushings from the peghead of this old Gibson. The lacquer is already damaged, and pulling the bushings can yank finish off too. Dan rigs a jig that holds the finish down while the bushing comes up.
Trade Secrets! Newsletter Issue 213 March 27, 2014
How to clean and lube dirty old guitar tuners
Dirty tuners filled with dried gunk: Dan Erlewine's working on a guitar that's been sitting untouched for over fifty years. The tuners are too stiff to use, but he gets them going again by using heat, naphtha and an injection of lubricant. He makes a nifty little tuner-holder jig, too.
Trade Secrets! Newsletter Issue 181 January 03, 2013
Repairing a broken-off tuner screw
In this Trade Secrets video, Dan Erlewine extracts and replaces a broken screw in a Fender peghead.
Product Instructions I-4858
Waverly Tuner Drill Jig Instructions
For Waverly Guitar Machines
Trade Secrets! Newsletter Issue 167 June 21, 2012
Fixing a 1965 Gibson Firebird with holes in its head!
Dan Erlewine fills holes in the peghead of a 1965 Gibson Firebird.
Trade Secrets! Newsletter Issue 159 March 01, 2012
A neat trick for drilling perfectly centered holes in guitar tuners
Dan Erlewine shows how to put a round peg in a square hole, literally. Check out this handy drilling idea, and you'll probably find lots of uses for it in your shop.
Trade Secrets! Newsletter Issue 143 July 07, 2011
Rugged and road-ready: replacing skimpy parts
Erick Coleman finds that a 1970s Hondo is really well built, but the parts weren't road-ready. A couple of fixes, and this guitar's ready to tour the world!
Trade Secrets! Newsletter Issue 138 April 28, 2011
Unusual transplant: 12-string guitar tuners save a mandolin
Erick Coleman can't find tuners to fit a Martin mandolin -- so he modifies 12-string tuners to do the job!
Trade Secrets! Newsletter Issue 56 March 06, 2008
Waverly upgrade: replacing the factory tuners on your Martin
Erick Coleman responds to a question in the online lutherie forums: What's involved in replacing Martin factory tuners with a new set of Waverly machines?
Trade Secrets! Newsletter Issue 53 January 24, 2008
Setting up a banjo's 5th string: nut, capos and peg
Todd Sams shows how he sets up a banjo 5th string using railroad spikes, a block of wood, and a camless clamp.
Trade Secrets! Newsletter Issue 31 May 24, 2007
How to install a Fender style (bolt-on) neck
Erick Coleman shows the steps involved in replacing a Fender-style neck, with tips for tuner installation, truss rod adjustment, and correctly positioning the neck.
Trade Secrets! Newsletter Issue 27 April 26, 2007
Plugging old tuner holes on the back of the peghead
When installing new tuners leaves old screwholes showing on the back of your peghead, here a 1-2-3 step method for making them disappear.
Trade Secrets! Newsletter Issue 20 March 08, 2007
Lubricating guitar tuners
This week, we're in Dan's Guitar Garage for a Tune-up Special: how to clean and lube old guitar tuners, and get them working smoothly again.
Product Instructions I-6050
Waverly Mandolin Machines
Tips for installing Waverly mandolin tuning machines.
Trade Secrets! Newsletter Issue 17 February 15, 2007
Making new tuners look vintage
This week, Erick Coleman shows how to add 50 years in 30 minutes: he makes a new set of tuners look like they've been around since the 1950s!
Trade Secrets! Newsletter Issue 14 January 25, 2007
Replacing damaged tuner knobs
This week, Dan's got a 1957 Les Paul Junior in his shop. It hasn't been out of the case in 25 years, and the tuners are unusable. Here's how to put new knobs on old tuners.
Product Instructions I-1954
String Mounting Instructions for Locking Guitar Tuning Machines
Instructions for stringing Locking guitar Tuning Machines.
Product Instructions I-3452
Waverly Planetary 5th Peg
How to install a Waverly Planetary 5th String Peg.
Product Instructions I-1709
Guitar Screw Rescue Kit Instructions
How to use the Guitar Screw Rescue Kit to remove small damaged screws.
Product Instructions I-4857
Tuner Pin Drill Jig Instructions
How to install tuners with set pins (as opposed to screws) with the Tuner Pin Drill Jig.