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    texaspaul texaspaul's Avatar
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    Default Pearl buttons for Gotoh A40

    I have a Pava Pro A style mandolin equipped with Gotoh MA40 tuners. I love the machines but not the buttons. They look fake pearl which they are, I would like to change them but all I can find are black or ivory. I would like genuine pearl ir a nicer looking synthetic pearl.
    Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: Pearl buttons for Gotoh A40

    Pull a button to be sure but I'm willing to bet those are newer Gotoh tuners and they will have two flats on the button shaft. Spruce just bought a set of these off eBay and they fit. There is a cheaper set that only fits the old Gotoh tuners with the square shafts.

    What the heck, I might as well buy a set now too.

    Pulled the trigger. I want them for my mandola.

    Here's a recent thread where we discussed both that are currently being sold on eBay.

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    Default Re: Pearl buttons for Gotoh A40

    They are the newer model so will check it out, thanks

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    Default Re: Pearl buttons for Gotoh A40

    Roger Siminoff used to carry a selection of buttons for Gotoh's but since he retired it appears he's simply selling what is left in stock and that seems to be quite depleted.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Default Re: Pearl buttons for Gotoh A40

    Siminoff no longer has them, I checked. So I ordered a set off EBay hope the fit.

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    Default Re: Pearl buttons for Gotoh A40

    I'm sure they will. Cafe member Spruce weighs in on the thread I linked to. He bought a set. I know own both types
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Default Re: Pearl buttons for Gotoh A40

    Yeah, read that other thread very carefully. it's got everything you need to know...

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