#1
I have a 1960's Univox 12-string that goes out of tune everytime a do a bend because 2 of the tuning pegs are broken. I have tried tightening the screws on the pegs but they just loosen back up. I would like to keep all the parts original so I was wondering if it would be possible to down-tune 1 half step then put some kind of clamp (like a capo, only tighter) on the 1st fret (before the second) to act as a locking mechanism that wont damage the guitar. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX
Eleca Les Paul
Esteban Acoustic/Electric Steel String
60's model Univox Electric 12-String
Dunlop Crybaby Classic
Dunlop MXR Wylde Overdrive
Esteban G-10 Amp
Dean Markley K-50 Amp
#2
that actually sounds like a very good idea, but any tighter than a capo and it might go slightly sharp. So using a tuner to see how sharp it goes and trying to compensate is all I can think of
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#3
Thanks. I never even thought about it going sharp. Any ideas what i could use?
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX
Eleca Les Paul
Esteban Acoustic/Electric Steel String
60's model Univox Electric 12-String
Dunlop Crybaby Classic
Dunlop MXR Wylde Overdrive
Esteban G-10 Amp
Dean Markley K-50 Amp
#4
hmmm....nothing that I can think of right now, and usually I'm pretty good at improvised fixes.

If i think of anything I'll get back to you though.
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#5
ok. thank you very much. also is there any way to remove and 'bypass' a volume pot? mine is messed up and i never used i before anyways.
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX
Eleca Les Paul
Esteban Acoustic/Electric Steel String
60's model Univox Electric 12-String
Dunlop Crybaby Classic
Dunlop MXR Wylde Overdrive
Esteban G-10 Amp
Dean Markley K-50 Amp
Last edited by Evan792 at Sep 28, 2009,
#6
the screw im talking about is the one from the gear to the post and the post is turning when i bend. also i have no idea what the model is to find replacements. i searched on the univox website and on google for it but i can only find one other like it and that person doesnt know either.
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX
Eleca Les Paul
Esteban Acoustic/Electric Steel String
60's model Univox Electric 12-String
Dunlop Crybaby Classic
Dunlop MXR Wylde Overdrive
Esteban G-10 Amp
Dean Markley K-50 Amp
#7
post a pic here, There are some serious vintage fans that lurk the GB&C that might know, mine as well give it a shot.
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#8
ok working on it now
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX
Eleca Les Paul
Esteban Acoustic/Electric Steel String
60's model Univox Electric 12-String
Dunlop Crybaby Classic
Dunlop MXR Wylde Overdrive
Esteban G-10 Amp
Dean Markley K-50 Amp
#9
heres some pics. hopefully someone can identify it
Attachments:
Univox1.jpg
Univox2.jpg
Univox3.jpg
Univox5.jpg
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX
Eleca Les Paul
Esteban Acoustic/Electric Steel String
60's model Univox Electric 12-String
Dunlop Crybaby Classic
Dunlop MXR Wylde Overdrive
Esteban G-10 Amp
Dean Markley K-50 Amp
#10
Sorry, I can't help Identify it, but that thing looks really cool
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#11
there is only 2 strings on there... err... uhh..


other than that, cant the tuneing keys be replaced? or are they weird sizes, ect...
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#12
If you're referring to the screws holding the gear on, tighten it to where you want and get some thread-lock. It's like a glue that was made for holding screws tight. Just tighten the screw and put a dot of thread-lock on the edge of the screw head where it meets the gear.

it's a brittle glue, so if you ever need to service the tuners or w/e you can easily remove it.
#13
David: The posts are 1/2 inch apart on the sides. They are 6 to a plate (as you can see in the pic) and the posts are 1/4 inch diameter.

Metal-Matt: There are only 6 strings on it. the octaves broke.

Invader Jim: Thanks I'll try that
Attachments:
Univox4.jpg
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX
Eleca Les Paul
Esteban Acoustic/Electric Steel String
60's model Univox Electric 12-String
Dunlop Crybaby Classic
Dunlop MXR Wylde Overdrive
Esteban G-10 Amp
Dean Markley K-50 Amp
#14
another thing. Can a Volume pot be bypassed and removed?
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX
Eleca Les Paul
Esteban Acoustic/Electric Steel String
60's model Univox Electric 12-String
Dunlop Crybaby Classic
Dunlop MXR Wylde Overdrive
Esteban G-10 Amp
Dean Markley K-50 Amp
#15
It could, but I wouldn't recommend it. Why not just replace it if it's acting funky?
R.I.P. Les Paul, 1915-2009

A man chooses, a slave obeys.
#16
I was just wondering. Would it affect my tone?
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX
Eleca Les Paul
Esteban Acoustic/Electric Steel String
60's model Univox Electric 12-String
Dunlop Crybaby Classic
Dunlop MXR Wylde Overdrive
Esteban G-10 Amp
Dean Markley K-50 Amp
#17
Quite literally everything affects tone, from the pickups you have to the relative humidity where you're playing, so yes it would have an effect.

Personally, I don't think it'll matter all that much, but being able to turn your guitar down to clean it up a bit is probably a good ability to have.
R.I.P. Les Paul, 1915-2009

A man chooses, a slave obeys.
#18
yeah good point. another thing. Theres no ground wire going to my bridge on my Les Paul. Is that bad?
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX
Eleca Les Paul
Esteban Acoustic/Electric Steel String
60's model Univox Electric 12-String
Dunlop Crybaby Classic
Dunlop MXR Wylde Overdrive
Esteban G-10 Amp
Dean Markley K-50 Amp
#19
Are you sure? It should ground to one of the tailpiece bushings. If not, you may want to add one. It should help cut some hum and noise. It's not like "You're going to die" bad, but it's certainly not good.
R.I.P. Les Paul, 1915-2009

A man chooses, a slave obeys.
#20
ok. thanks.
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX
Eleca Les Paul
Esteban Acoustic/Electric Steel String
60's model Univox Electric 12-String
Dunlop Crybaby Classic
Dunlop MXR Wylde Overdrive
Esteban G-10 Amp
Dean Markley K-50 Amp