Phase III tuners are tight

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  1. Sekunda

    Sekunda Music is life

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    My Phase III tuners on my 2012 Stripped 58 are really tight and hard to turn which makes the tuning jump sharp or flat sometimes. What is the best way to make these a little more easy to tune? Just wanted to see if anyone had an answer (or had this problem) before I start loosening things up :)

    Thanks peeps!
     
  2. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    Just loosen the screws on the tuner buttons slightly. A little turn goes a long way.
     
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  3. Sekunda

    Sekunda Music is life

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    I'll give that a try... thanks!
     
  4. Sekunda

    Sekunda Music is life

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    Well, this partially worked... a few of them are still really hard to turn and fine tuning is difficult. Rawr.
     
  5. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    I bought my cu24 used and the ph3 on it are not smooth like the ph2s I have.
     
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  6. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    I wonder if it’s the open gear design, like sh!t gets stuck in there?

    I’ve had two guitars with Ph3’s, the first and older one had some tight tuners, the second one... very smooth, almost enough to keep me from swapping them with wings.
     
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  7. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    I’m wondering if customer support might have a special recipe for cleaning/smoothing out P3s? Something like the rosewood treatment of awesomeness for tuners?
     
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  8. Sekunda

    Sekunda Music is life

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    Yes... this would be awesome sauce. Until I find an answer that helps I'll be blasting the Custom 22 for a while...
     
  9. Shawn@PRS

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    Sometimes the shaft can bind against the inside of the grommet. So, you might want to try lubing the inside of the grommet with Vaseline of 3 in 1 oil.
     
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  10. Sekunda

    Sekunda Music is life

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    Thanks Shawn! I will definitely give this a try...
     
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