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How to Install 'Pinned' Tuners

How to Install 'Pinned' Tuners

Why do some tuners have pins sticking out the back and no screw-holes? How would you go about installing tuners like this on your guitar? Well, it’s a little more involved than a screw-secured tuner but it’s still pretty straightforward.

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Addendum: Locking Tuner Advice Debunked?

Addendum: Locking Tuner Advice Debunked?

So, after publishing the advice to always tune UP to a note for stability, I had a lot of questions about some advice from Fender saying the opposite when using locking tuners. Should you always tune up or should you sometimes go past the note and tune down?

Where’s my Debunking Hat?

Offset Fenders: Curing Bridge Buzzes and Rattles

Offset Fenders: Curing Bridge Buzzes and Rattles

What we generally refer to as the ‘offset’ Fenders (Jazzmaster, Jaguar, Mustang, Jag-Stang) can sometimes be a quirky bunch and one of their more common annoyances is the bridge. 

Often, notes can suffer from a lack of focus and sustain. Strings can ‘jump’ from their slots if played even a little too hard, and the bridge itself can be buzzy and rattly. Sometimes you’ll even have saddle height screws vibrating loose and rattling, or even falling out.