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by kmac
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Collings Waterloo Guitars
Topic: tuning machines
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: tuning machines

WARNING: Molybdenum disulfide bonds to metal at the molecular level. Do not get moly lube on the string winding posts, or on anything else where friction is important. Moly lube does not dissolve in water. It is used as an anti-seize compound on offshore drilling rigs. I have decades of experience u...
by kmac
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Collings Waterloo Guitars
Topic: tuning machines
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: tuning machines

Today, I tried a light application of molybdenum disulfide lubricant to the tuner pinion and worm gears. Moly lube has an exceptionally low coefficient of friction. The results are promising. Next, I'll take off the strings, lube the tuners properly, then turn them a few dozen times each with a stri...
by kmac
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Collings Waterloo Guitars
Topic: tuning machines
Replies: 2
Views: 230

tuning machines

I find the tuning machines on my Waterloo Mahogany to be a quite bothersome detraction to an otherwise very nice guitar. The machines are tight, unpredictable, and cheaply built. The coefficient of friction is such that it takes considerable effort to overcome. This makes for a guitar that's not rea...