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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-21-2004, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Modifying old-cut trem posts into new-cut ones

I have no problem regarding tuning stability on my LoPro with "old-cut" trem posts, but it happens that I have 2 spare old-cut trem posts laying around. So my question is: is it possible to modify old-cut posts into new-cut ones? I mean: if I use some tools like a lathe or similar, can I make an old-cut post similar in shape to a new-cut one? Or would I screw-up the post and nothing more?
Anyone ever tried this?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-21-2004, 01:23 PM
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The problem isn't stability, the problem is very sharp returns from pull up

Real machine shops have tried and botched the job.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-21-2004, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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The problem isn't stability, the problem is very sharp returns from pull up
Yeah, I know, I should have been more clear. I intended to say that my Lo-Pro return almost perfectly in tune from pull-ups (BUT I don't pull-up often when I play...)

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Real machine shops have tried and botched the job.
Sorry, my English sucks. Are you saying that it has been tried by machines that failed the job?
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On a tuner?

Machinists with full machine shops at their disposal have tried and botched it up. Not saying it's impossible, no doubt it can be done. But the expense compared to just buying studs would make it a dumb idea
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