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

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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.

 
In this Trade Secrets video:
  • 3-ring vs. 2-ring knobs: keeping it true to vintage
  • Removing and replacing tuner knobs
  • Making vintage tuners fit the big holes left from Grovers
  • Aging the plastic knobs so they're period-correct

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