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    70 gauge

    A few days ago I went to three different guitar stores looking for a 68 gauge string. None of the stores had a 68, but the last store I went to had a 70 gauge. I decided to buy the 70 guage. When I got home to restringing my guitar I realize that the 70 gauge is too thick to fit into the tuners. I'm wondering if there are anyway to make my guitar's tuner "blown out" so I may fit the 70 gauge through there. Any advice would be nice!

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    Are you good with a drill? Get a metal bit a drill out the hole.

    Or use a bigger tool, I dunno...

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    it is very easy to open up with a small metal drill bit, i've had to do this on several guitars.

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    you can pull off the first layer of winding and put the core through the tuner hole
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    Yeah, rather than drilling out the tuner and risk making the walls too thin, just unwind some of the wrapping and put the core through/around the tuner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalheadpunk View Post
    it is very easy to open up with a small metal drill bit, i've had to do this on several guitars.
    I second this. I've done it on several guitars too and it doesn't remove a noticeable amount at all. I've had way more trouble trying to unwind strings than I ever have drilling out a tuner.
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    I use a 72 or 74 gauge for my 8 string and I just unwind the coil from around core and stick the core through the tuner.

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    I've also had to do some unwinding when I used to have something like an 84 bass string for my low A on my A7 its easy and it works.

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