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Rich Robinson's ES-335: making new tuners look old


Issue 313 September 06, 2018



Rich Robinson of The Magpie Salute and founding member of The Black Crowes asked Erick Coleman to install tuners that match this Gibson’s original factory machines. Erick shows how he made the new tuners look as old as the guitar.
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blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmark3-ring vs. 2-ring knobs: keeping it true to vintage
  • checkmarkRemoving and replacing tuner knobs
  • checkmarkMaking vintage tuners fit the big holes left from Grovers
  • checkmarkAging the plastic knobs so they're period-correct

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