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    Default Broke my Wolfgang tuner last night

    I'm typically pretty careful with my gear. I'm not overly cautious or anything but I respect all of my guitars and try not to let anything happen to them especially at shows. I decided to bring my wolfgang out o semi-retirement last night and brought it to a gig. Well, I guess I banged it on the mic stand a little too hard, and while replacing my A string during a break my plastic tuning peg broke into 2 pieces straight down the middle. I wasn't bummed out too bad, but I couldn't tune my guitar string up to pitch so it was worthless the rest of the night. Thankfully I always bring 3 guitars (2 with floyds and 1 stop tail peice)incase something odd happens like this happens. I am wondering if I could glue it back together and have any success?? Any suggestions? Probably buying 1 tuning peg for a Peavey Wolfgang will be impossible without buying the entire set of 6. Hmmm... I never really thought about it until now, but it makes sense for guitar builders to make guitars with metal tuning peg heads incase something like this happens. I guess that's why Grovers rule. They are so heavy and strong. .... anyway, just sharing my story. Now I have to decide what guitars to bring out tonight!
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    By no means am I recommending the following process, yet it is food for thought.

    One of our guitarists was a complete nightmare once on stage. He would swing wildly about, tripping over himself and basically fling himself all over the place while playing. As a result, his guitars (and fellow band mates) often were subject to abuse.

    Being a mechanic in the daytime, he developed a practice of having a "tool-box", basically a true toolbox that he purchased at Sears or Home Depot, I forget. He stocked this thing to the brim with spare pick ups, knobs, wiring ect., the usual things guitarists keep about, the difference being the sheer scale of items within his.

    As I mentioned, he was a mechanic and as such had access to a product known as "J B Weld". This is a two part glue, similiar to epoxy in nature. He'd had an episode much like the one you described, and found that the above mentioned glue was the only one he'd found to actually work in this instance, as it wasn't the mere attatching the thing yet the stress it recieves upon use.

    The kicker being...this is the same bonding agent used for repairing cracks in heads and engine blocks. As I said, I would not recommend this product, yet perhaps (by consulting a guitar shop, not by taking a trip to Pep Boys ) you could find a glue that would indeed bond metal and plastic without breaking down.

    Best of luck.
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    check allparts or warmoth for spare tuners and replace it.

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    Thanks for the tip on the JB Weld. I'm going to get some of that stuff and try it. If that doesn't work I will check around for spare parts... Thanks again!
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    If you're talking about the little plastic tuner button, let me know. I've got several lying about here in the shop.

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