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ATTN: Music Spags (specifically, acoustic guitar)
« on: July 12, 2010, 03:24:30 pm »
The little gear bit that goes on the turning peg thingy:



One on this guitar is missing. What is called, so I may acquire a new one? Or do I have to buy a whole new thingamabobber 'cause you can't get new whatsits for this kind of doohicky?

Please help. It's the only way to alleviate the 12-inch Horrorstache that's suddenly sprouted on my face.

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Re: ATTN: Music Spags (specifically, acoustic guitar)
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2010, 03:40:59 pm »
Basically that part is just a gear.  I don't know if you can get just a gear.  I did some cursory searching and could only find complete tuning machines.  (basically that whole set of 3 tuners on that one side.)  I think I've had one of those pop off before (the gear) and it was pretty easy to get back in, so if you can track down just the gear and screw somewhere you could probably pop it on yourself. 

By the way, I have to mention one of the sites I was reviewing was called "Fret Not Guitar Repair".  :D
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Re: ATTN: Music Spags (specifically, acoustic guitar)
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2010, 04:20:26 pm »
Is this going to be the week of the failing guitars? 
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Re: ATTN: Music Spags (specifically, acoustic guitar)
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2010, 04:20:44 pm »
it's possible a guitar repair shop has a gear hanging around... if you go there talking about dohicky's and thingofmabobbers however the chances are your totally going to get hosed
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Re: ATTN: Music Spags (specifically, acoustic guitar)
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2010, 04:56:41 pm »
You could probably get a gear at a guitar shop that does repairs, yeah. Just ask the manager. They're pretty standard.
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Re: ATTN: Music Spags (specifically, acoustic guitar)
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2010, 05:01:34 pm »
Is this going to be the week of the failing guitars? 

Well, at least with mine, since they are electric, I could probably "cover" Sonic Youth songs.  I've got plenty of screwdrivers and drumsticks hanging around. 
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Re: ATTN: Music Spags (specifically, acoustic guitar)
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2010, 07:45:09 pm »
it's possible a guitar repair shop has a gear hanging around... if you go there talking about dohicky's and thingofmabobbers however the chances are your totally going to get hosed

"Guitar Tuning Keys"

Guitar supply shops frequently carry "Key sets"- the knob itself is called the Key. Key sets usually come with 6 Keys, 6 gears and 6 screws [LOL]. And I dunno it there's a different Euro term for them. I looks from the pic that you have a Nylon string guitar. If this is so, specify at the shop. The one you want (if you have to buy a full setup) is imaged repeatedly in the above link.  at the very least, you'll have two backup keys/gears/screws if you replace the whole bracket.

If you wanna try Thurnez' advice, just tell them you had a gear come unscrewed from your pegboard, and then ask for just the gear/screw.
Around here (California) a lot of shops are nice enough to answer questions if you bring in the item. prolly because then, even if you don't know what you're talking about, they can see what you're talking about.

I have no idea how shops are in europe, generally.
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