1st slotted headstock & method

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Jhunt
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Re: 1st slotted headstock & method

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jread wrote: Sun Sep 17, 2023 5:22 pm Yes, the slotted headstock tuners have a slightly different post. The ones for solid headstock have a shaped tip which guides the string and the slotted ones are a straight post which inserts into the hole. Some brands have rollers. Some brands have different length posts which can be important depending on the thickness of your headstock
Thanks. I thought that was the case, but wasn’t sure. Im in my first build and almost to the drilling the headstock for tuners!
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Re: 1st slotted headstock & method

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I'm thinking this might be a job for the CNC. Any thoughts on that?
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Re: 1st slotted headstock & method

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Slot-head tuners have the holes for the strings more in the middle of the posts, and solid-head tuners have the holes closer to the end.
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Re: 1st slotted headstock & method

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Diane Kauffmds wrote: Mon Sep 18, 2023 3:57 am I'm thinking this might be a job for the CNC. Any thoughts on that?
Cutting the slots, you mean? Seems like a reasonable idea to me. I do them on my milling machine, but the cnc might be even better, especially if you could program it to cut the ramps.
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Re: 1st slotted headstock & method

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especially if you could program it to cut the ramps.
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