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PENASOCCER

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Registered: 03/10/05
Posts: 3,473
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My friend has a a cheap bajo sexto lone star and we put strings on it and the little turny thingys se barrieron can i get this by themselves and then just put them on or is my bajo sexto done with . no se como se llaman pero las cositas que se les dan vuelta para que apriete la cuerda y la restire se barrio nadie sabe como o donde comprar esas partes y cuanto cuesta gracias por su ayuda

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David,

 

Te refieres a los engranes.  Parecen "gears" en englis.  Eso se llama la maquinaria en spanish.  Sin son esos los puedes conseguir en una tienda de intrumentos o on-line por internet.  Quisa hasta aqui con Gilbert en Reyes Accordions o con Jimenez Bajos el amigo de Gilbert.  Si no se barrieron los tornios en la madera nomas cambiale la maquinaria. 

 

Buena Suerte,

 

Ricardo

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Registered: 03/15/05
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Your best bet is to replace the entire machine head.  The machine head is the assembly that consists of the bracket and tuning pegs.  You can buy a complete set of PING machine heads for a twelve string guitar for about thirty dollars at any quality music store.  The screw hole placements are pretty standard so they should fit.  I also have a lower priced bajo and found that it wouldn't stay in tune with the machine heads it came with so I replaced them with new ones.  If I'm not mistaken I believe that Macias and other quality bajo builders use the Ping brand.  They are superb.  My bajo has not been out of tune since.  The knobs are metal and are screwed on to the peg so you can't strip them out like the plastic ones that are just pushed on.  The only thing that you are going to have to do with the new heads is move the hole in which the string goes in.  The factory holes are at the end of the peg and will go into the wood.  You'll have to take the machine head to a machine shop and have them tap new holes in the center  of the spool peg ( this is the metal rod that the string wraps around) so you can string the bajo.  Please don't attempt to tap the holes yourself because it is delicate work and you might mess up the heads.  Just look in the yellow pages under Machine Shops and pick one out.  It cost me about twelve dollars to have the holes tapped and flared.  I hope this helps.  If any one else can shed light on this, please do.  I know this sounds like alot but it is really worth the effort to keep the bajo in tune.

 

Woody


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good thing you guys i thought i was going to have to buy a whole new bajo sexto 50 bucks sounds better than a new sexto  I also have some good news se barrieron the 12 and 11 strings so we took off the strings in the meanwhile and use it as a bajo quinto but ill contact someone and see if i can get the heads to replace it thanks for your help guys.

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