I have loose machine heads

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malcolm.king

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Hi everyone,

[img= title=Fender Encore guitar.jpg description=Things that are loose in circle width=4032 height=3024]blob:https://www.guitartricks.com/7de0f42d-e468-4500-b791-08ec2cae579c[/img] I have loose machine heads but also loose nuts where the strings go. It's a Fender Encore guitar. I am sending a picture to help. I want to know is there a tool that I can buy to get this tight again?

I tried using monkey wrench but it won't tighten. Any help would be great.

Thank you

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Hi everyone,

[img= title=Fender Encore guitar.jpg description=Things that are loose in circle width=4032 height=3024]blob:https://www.guitartricks.com/7de0f42d-e468-4500-b791-08ec2cae579c[/img] I have loose machine heads but also loose nuts where the strings go. It's a Fender Encore guitar. I am sending a picture to help. I want to know is there a tool that I can buy to get this tight again?

I tried using monkey wrench but it won't tighten. Any help would be great.

Thank you

ChristopherSchlegel

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Originally Posted by: malcolm.king

I have loose machine heads but also loose nuts where the strings go. It's a Fender Encore guitar. I am sending a picture to help. I want to know is there a tool that I can buy to get this tight again?

The picture link didn't work. So, I'm just guessing you mean the nut on the top of the tuner. These:

https://www.stewmac.com/parts-and-hardware/nuts-and-washers/mounting-nut.html

In my experience those are always 3/8 inch or 10mm wide & can be tightened with a normal wrench that size or an adjustable wrench. I also have a tool that has that soze at the end of a screwdrive like drive. Like this but with a deeper socket.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Klein-Tools-3-8-in-Magnetic-Tip-Nut-Driver-with-3-in-Hollow-Shaft-Cushion-Grip-Handle-630-3-8M/203310554

But, if you've already tried unsuccessfully to tightened it with a wrench then the tuner post threads might be stripped & need to be replaced. You might want to take it to a local music store for repair.

Hope that helps!

Christopher Schlegel
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Originally Posted by: malcolm.king

I have loose machine heads but also loose nuts where the strings go. It's a Fender Encore guitar. I am sending a picture to help. I want to know is there a tool that I can buy to get this tight again?

The picture link didn't work. So, I'm just guessing you mean the nut on the top of the tuner. These:

https://www.stewmac.com/parts-and-hardware/nuts-and-washers/mounting-nut.html

In my experience those are always 3/8 inch or 10mm wide & can be tightened with a normal wrench that size or an adjustable wrench. I also have a tool that has that soze at the end of a screwdrive like drive. Like this but with a deeper socket.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Klein-Tools-3-8-in-Magnetic-Tip-Nut-Driver-with-3-in-Hollow-Shaft-Cushion-Grip-Handle-630-3-8M/203310554

But, if you've already tried unsuccessfully to tightened it with a wrench then the tuner post threads might be stripped & need to be replaced. You might want to take it to a local music store for repair.

Hope that helps!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory