10. September 2020 · Comments Off on Sintoms, Jescar, and Dunlop Substitution Charts for common fretwire sizes · Categories: Guitar Parts · Tags: , , ,

Here is a substitution chart for Sintoms, Jescar and Dunlop commonly used fretwires. I will be updating the chart as I have more time to include more sizes. Eventually, I will include Stewmac and other fretwire brands.

Both Jescar and Sintoms frewire are available at Philadlephia Luthier Tools & Supplies.

Sintoms, Jescar, and Dunlop Substitution Chart

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Link to printable PDF files….here

05. September 2019 · Comments Off on GOTOH MG-T Locking Tuning Machines · Categories: Guitar Parts

MG-T thumbscrew-style locking tuners use a very simple functionality for locking and unlocking of strings with Gotoh technology.

GOTOH uses standard rotation of thumbwheel to lock and unlock the posts….think..righty-tighty…lefty-loosy.
Notice: Please be advised that thumbwheels do not need to cranked super tight to lock the strings. The specially designed locking pins are rounded to kink the string to help prevent the strings from working loose. Over-tightening the lock can possible break the tuning machines.

Post Dimensions Option

The MG-T are available in 3 different post heights/lengths.
You can choose several combinations for your own staggered posts.

MG-T Post Dimensions
The 3 dimensions Short 18.5mm, Long 20mm and Extra-Long 21.5mm are available.
Standard set for L3 + R3 are all Long 20mm posts.
Standard set for 6 in line for both strat and tilt back headstocks are 3 x Short 18.5mm for 1st-3rd strings and 3 x Long 20mm for 4th-6th strings.
**An exception to the 3 short and 3 long posts would be when installing on a guitar that has a thicker than normal headstocks like some ESP/LTD guitars. In this case, your would use 3 long and 3 ex-long posts.

12. August 2019 · Comments Off on GOTOH Stud-Lock® · Categories: Guitar Parts

The Stud-Lock® mechanism is implemented to all of GOTOH’s 2 post anchor type tremolos (510, GE1996 and Wilkinson series) and 510 series bridges and tailpieces. This mechanism removes the gap between the height adjustable stud and anchor by the stud-lock screw inside of the stud. As the results, you will have better and enhanced tone transfer from the strings to the guitar body.

GOTOH Stud-Lock Bridge Posts

① The stud-lock screw penetrates through inside of the stud.
② There are two Allen head adjustments are inside of the stud. 1.5mm for Stud-Lock and 3mm for stud(bridge) height.
③ Insert the 1.5mm Allen key to make sure the Stud-Lock screw is fully inside the studs.
④ Insert the stud into the anchor and adjust the height by 3mm Allen key.
⑤ After the height is determined, insert the 1.5mm Allen key again and tighten the stud-lock screw until the screw touches the bottom of the anchor.
⑥ Then tighten more firmly to make sure that the stud doesn’t move.

** CAUTION:When adjusting the bridge height, make sure your strings are loose. If you make this adjustment while your strings are at normal tension, it may cause some wear on the bridge plate where it presses against the stud.