Filing tuners to make them fit

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Issue 269 August 25, 2016

The tuners on this Kay Speed Demon are nearly 50 years old, and they're worn out. The old tuners are 6-in-line, but not Fender spacing. Matt Brooker shows how he's modifying the replacement tuners to fit the guitar.

About the guitar in this video: Matt’s Uncle Jim got this Kay Speed Demon for Christmas in 1967. It’s been in the family all these years!

In this Trade Secrets video:
  • Single-owner Kay Speed Demon from 1967
  • String posts are 6-in-line, but not Fender spacing
  • Where/how to remove metal to solve the problem
  • Make a quick jig for accurate filing

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