Fitting Plain Rollers for a Slotted Head Instrument

Fitting Instructions Classical

Plain classical rollers rotate plastic to wood inside the headstock.  It is recommended to add a dry lubricant inside the inner hole where the roller located to prevent squeaking and allow for a smoother action.  Bar hand soap or better yet, candle wax works well for this purpose.  Please consider using rollers with bearing bushes instead. More information here.

A clearance hole in the headstock should be used behind the side-plate.  This is to keep the roller properly rotating with its bearing diameter in the side-plate.  This is important because the accuracy and performance of the gears is set by the exact position of the string roller.  It also prevents squeaking of the roller on the wood.

Cream Rollers
String Roller Drawing
Dimension Drawing Guitar
Dimensions Roller 10x13x25
Dimension Drawing Ukulele

Locate the set on the headstock and mark the woodscrew holes accurately.  Then pilot drill the holes 1.5mm diameter by 5mm deep.  It is important that this is done accurately as poor fitting will affect the precision of the gearing and performance of the tuner.

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Dimension Drawing For Burg 35x115mm

Burg 35x115 Dimensions
Burg 35x115 Dimensions

Oval Pattern Recon Jet Quartz

Examples of various sets with Recon Jet Quartz.  The Quartz give the buttons a subtle glitter as they are rotated.

L690 Br Jet Quartz
L690 Br Jet Quartz
L691 Br Jet Quartz
L691 Br Jet Quartz