My Castelluccia tuning peg gear has totally worn out, to the point I can't twist it to even tighten or release the string.
Anyone have any advice on how to proceed? Replace the whole side tuning strip? Just the gear?
If so, what are the specifications; gear ratio, tuners? What are these tuners? Are they an old Schaller tuners? They don't look like the Schaller tuners sold here.
Any help is appreciated.
Looks ok to me from this photo - are you sure it's the gear that's stripped? I'm sure a new cog could be found as a replacement if it really is that. Are you sure it's not the ivory winder that's turning on the spindle?
Maybe the picture does not show it well, but the four teeth on the gear, touching the tuning screw, are stripped.
Ah righto, sorry!! I would hope someone here could point you in the right direction of spares.
Do you know what caused the teeth in just that section to degrade so much? It might seem to me that is some sort of misalignment that would cause it there? If so, you might not want to put a new gear in there, even if it were possible, as it might happen again. I'd probably consider buying a new plate. Have you tried contacting Castellucia? Perhaps there is some sort of warranty on parts?
That particular string tuner was always hard to turn. I just never payed it much attention, and here we are.
Thanks for the suggestion to contact them, I just did, lets see what they come back with.