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FDP Forum / All Other Fender Guitars and Instruments / Mustang tuning pegs.... do they really suck this bad?

back breaker

eureka, usa

Aug 19th, 2011 09:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hi there. my pal has one of the reissue mustangs and the plastic on the tuning pegs has stripped and now the strings can not be tuned... this has happened to two of them on the same guitar (oddly enough both of the "e" string tuning pegs) anybody else have this problem and if so what was done to remedy this?

are fender parts really this crappy this day and age? the guitar was purchased new about two years ago. can we ship the parts to be replaced instead of the whole guitar since i am assuming that it is under warranty still?

Peegoo
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That chicken

is WRONG, baby.
Aug 20th, 2011 12:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, they're junky.

Hell, even the original ones on the mid-60s Mustangs (so-called "F Tuners" with white plastic buttons) were junky. Most players replaced 'em.

So...BRAVO to Fender for sticking with the original plan and re-issuing the Mustang with true-to-history crappy tuning machines =o|

The best bet is to take it to an authorized Fender service center and speak with the tech to see what Fender will do to stand behind their gear.

jbryan

US

Sep 27th, 2011 09:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

IDK, but my '72 Mustang with the original tuners has no problems. Neither does my buddy's '73 Mustang. Not sure why all the compliants. My '82 bullet has the same tuners albeit with the metal instead of plastic knobs. No tuning problems either...

teledeluxe

Chicago, IL

2 wrongs don't make a right/3 lefts do
Sep 29th, 2011 08:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I never had any issues with vintage ones (other than them being a little stiff), but I'm a careful tuner...

LeadSeries

United States

Feb 24th, 2012 09:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Get some 5 minute epoxy and glue them back on.

LeadSeries

United States

Feb 26th, 2012 07:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

the chrome ones are plastic as well.

MacReverb II
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Watervliet, NY

May 6th, 2012 07:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"the chrome ones are plastic as well" - huh?

fwiw, my 66 still has perfectly working plastic buttons.

jbryan

Minneapolis

Jun 5th, 2012 02:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My plastic "F" tuners on my '73 Mustang work fine! And the ones on my Pawnshop Special work fine. No problems here ever!

jbryan

Minneapolis

Aug 7th, 2012 01:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think they were the same tuners all Fenders used- Strats, Teles, Jazz masters...so the Mustang's should be any different. You maybe just got a bad one or something. All of mine work perfect. I forgot to mention I also have an '03 Jag-Stang with the same tuners as my new Mustang Special. No probs with any of the 3!


Steve Dallman
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Merrill, Wisconsin

Ain't turned 60, but I got my blinker on
Aug 7th, 2012 01:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I never had one problem with my 65 Mustang tuners.

jbryan

Minneapolis

Oct 23rd, 2012 10:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Take back what I said about my 2011 Pawnshop Series Mustang- the "B" tuning peg is getting sloppy so I need to replace it. The 1972 & 1973 I own are rock solid!

jbryan

Minneapolis

Jan 4th, 2013 01:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

replaced that tuning peg and now have been using my Mustang Special as my main gigging guitar. I had a souped up '82 Bullet with SD Hotrails in it that I was using but the guys said it was "too edgy" sounding, which is kinda what I was going for. Oh well. The Mustang rocks too!

caseycash

Richmond, VA

Surf/Instro
Jul 1st, 2013 02:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have two mid-60's Mustangs w original tuners that have never ha any problems - one was my 1st guitar and it has been played a lot.

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