Hello There, I have been searching all over the net for information on how to fix my tuning button! #I bought my Collings MT new in December 2007 and just this weekend while away for some R&R and jamming, the inner G string tuning button just began to spin when I attempted to adjust the string's pitch. #ARGH! #
Judging by the resources available on-line, I believe the tuners on my Collings MT are Gotoh & have screws at the end of each of the pegs. #I removed the screw from the tuning button & removed the “spinning” button from the shaft. #When I took the button off I discovered that the “collar” of the button is part of an inner plastic piece that fits over the two flats round shaft. #
When the button has become disengaged from that inner plastic piece (as the one on my mandolin has) I can easily see the fit between the inner piece and button is not a smooth fit or one that has flats to create a firmer hold. #It looks to me that a fair bit of space is present between the inner plastic piece covering the metal shaft & the button itself. #I wonder if there is a reason it’s designed like that? #
The only place I was able to come up with information related to what I am experiencing with my Collings MT was here at Mandolin Cafe's forum. #http://www.mandolincafe.net/cgi-bin....d+spin%
Do I repair this problem just as the poster sboneill did? #Is there a particular type or brand of epoxy I should use? #Should I be concerned with “filling in” the gaps that appear between the inner plastic shaft cover & button in order to maximize the contact between the two pieces?
I'm quite upset this has happened as I've been so kind to the Collings & we are at such an early stage in our relationship! #Any advice on how to deal with getting the MT back up to a fully tuned 8 stringed instrument is SO very much appreciated!