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Steinberger Tuner - Firebird Question

Brent13

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Oct 14, 2005
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Recently bought a set of Steinberger tuners for my Custom Shop '64 Firebird III Reissue. I'm installing them and I'm a little surprised how loosely the shaft of the tuner fits into the existing hole in the peghead. The Steinberger specs say they require a 10mm hole and the hole in the headstock appears to be about 16mm. I'm concerned drilling the small hole for the locating pin in the tuner will just "fall into" the tuner hole and simply become a "notch" rather than being separate. Is this normal?
 

garywright

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did you get this worked put Brent ? ..I've considered putting a set on my firebird...seems odd they only offer chrome or gold with no nickel option.
 

Brent13

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Yeah, I went ahead and took a chance drilling the pilot holes. Everything worked out well although the G string tuner does interfere slightly with the truss rod cover. I really like the Steinbergers. I'll miss the classic look of the banjo tuners but the Steinbergers do offer more precise tuning and decreased weight. The original bushings probably won't totally cover the pilot holes if I ever decide to go back to the banjo tuners. I agree I wish they offered a nickel version.
 
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