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Thread #156010   Message #3675329
Posted By: GUEST,Johnmc
07-Nov-14 - 04:01 AM
Thread Name: machine heads - any opinions?
Subject: RE: machine heads - any opinions?
I can only add a couple of points to the previous ones: I fitted expensive ones to a relatively basic mandolin which I intend to keep and which I really value. The feeling of precision and the tactile response means it was worth it. (open sort, by the way).
If I remember correctly, one had to check the bushes that were supplied fitted the holes (these were separate washer type things) and also that the posts were of similar height to the old ones.
I am not saying you can't get cheaper varieties that would do the job, but I suppose the
famous brands might last longer too.