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Replacing guitar tuning keys - recommendations

Post by the lynx » Sat, 19 Nov 2011 6:19 pm

My tuning keys broke at B string and D string. Need to get them replaced. Any personal recommendation on where and how much? Checked two music stores (one of them is Yamaha) near my place but they don't offer this service.

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Re: Replacing guitar tuning keys - recommendations

Post by nakatago » Sat, 19 Nov 2011 6:20 pm

the lynx wrote:My tuning keys broke at B string and D string. Need to get them replaced. Any personel recommendation on where and how much. Checked two music stores near my place but they don't offer this service.

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Head over to Peninsula Shopping Centre basement to buy the parts; check if they'd replace it for you too. Although, it's pretty simple to DIY. You just need a screwdriver.

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Post by the lynx » Mon, 25 Jun 2012 11:05 pm

I know this update is super duper late but I totally forgot about it and only remembered it as I played the very same guitar few minutes ago.

Went to the basement of Peninsula Plaza (close to City Hall). There is a lot of music stores, not only selling musical instruments and parts, but also offering music lessons at competitive rates.

Tried Luther Music at a friend's recommendation but it was closed when I scouted the place (it was Sunday). So I went a shop located diagonally from Luther Music (forgot the name but it is opposite Maestro shop).

Because the tuning keys for my guitar were no longer manufactured, I needed to replace the entire set so I had the new ones drilled in and restringed the whole thing. All these cost me SGD30 in total (SGD10 for all 6 metal strings, SGD20 for the tuning key set).

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Post by Mi Amigo » Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:50 am

Hi Lynx,

I just saw this thread and wanted to mention that our friend Tom is an expert in classical, flamenco and acoustic guitar repairs. He has worked wonders with many guitars over the years and is very friendly and helpful. His contact details can be found via this page:

http://marismaflamenco.com/friends/

Just look for 'Guitar Care'.

I know that you already got everything sorted out this time, but I thought I'd just add this info for future reference.
Be careful what you wish for

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Post by AndyWillie » Thu, 28 Jun 2012 2:19 pm

Yes, you can go to Peninsula Shopping Centre basement to look for the parts

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