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PvtNinjer
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Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:45 am
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 6:58 pm 
 

Hey everyone, figured I'd ask around before bringing the guitar into the shop.

I have an Epiphone Firebird and after breaking a high e, I can't seem to restring another one, the tuning peg stops turning before the string is nearly high enough, I've tried searching online for any tips or little repairs I could do at home to fix it, but to no avail. I'm hoping one of you might have some ideas for me, 'cause I am at a loss and have no idea what to do (other than bring it in, but money's tight so I'd like to avoid that if possible.) I've tried light and medium strings, same result either way. Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to give me!

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ShaolinLambKiller
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Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:10 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 7:16 pm 
 

sounds like your tuning peg is stripped out. there is nothing to do beside replace it.
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baron samedi
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Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 11:26 pm
Posts: 56
Location: Kyoto, Japan
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:52 am 
 

tune three steps down and play carcass

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Dubhar
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:58 pm
Posts: 59
Location: Scotland
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:50 pm 
 

Some places do single tuner replacements, replaced one on my dad's fake Les Paul. Looks pretty stupid since it doesn't match the rest of them, but it was pretty cheap.

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ghostxyz3
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:08 pm
Posts: 13
Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:23 pm 
 

Get a new peg, they're pretty cheap. If you're careful enough, you can try cutting the string a little shorter but it's not a good idea for a permanent solution.

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Chainsaw Omega
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Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:43 pm
Posts: 105
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:28 am 
 

Assuming they are the standard type gibson style tuners, you'll have to just replace it.

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