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    What with all of the immense brain power we have here, I'm hoping that ya'll can come through for me on this one. I've got a Kramer Farrington of undetermined age (trust me, she's old) and as I'm thinking that it's finally time to change the twenty year old strings, I notice that one of the string tree guides on the headstock has since given it's rollers it's walking papers. Can anyone shed some light on the particulars of replacing string trees? How important is it to find model specific replacements? I've got a feeling that it'll be near impossible to find Farrington parts and pieces.

    Anyone of you FT Brain trust have any advise?

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    These should work fine:

    https://www.amazon.com/Greenten-Chro...tring+retainer

    If your aim is to keep it original, you could reach out to this guy:

    https://www.facebook.com/Danny-Ferri...4366104043272/
    The Human Torch was denied a bank loan.

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    No! You're not gonna change the strings, are ya? They're just getting good about now.
    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
    Bad for the heart, bad for the mind, bad for the deaf & bad for the blind.
    It makes some men crazy and they talk like fools.
    Makes some men crazy and they start to drool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAguitar View Post
    No! You're not gonna change the strings, are ya? They're just getting good about now.
    The sad thing is that the current strings really don't sound all that bad. Even compared to my Fender acoustic with new strings, it'll hold it's own. The sustain isn't great, but there are no dead ones and they stay in tune amazingly well. That being said, if I knocked all of the crud off of them, they'd probably take themselves off and walk to the trash can on thier own.
    A truly great little guitar for a $75 pawnshop find twenty-odd years ago.
    Last edited by KWal; 12-11-2018 at 04:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tele savalas View Post
    These should work fine:

    https://www.amazon.com/Greenten-Chro...tring+retainer

    If your aim is to keep it original, you could reach out to this guy:

    https://www.facebook.com/Danny-Ferri...4366104043272/
    Thanks! I looked at those, and figured, for $6 why not? If they don't work, maybe a little filing. We'll see.
    I'm going to try looking at the local guit-shop this afternoon and see what they offer. If anything.

    Thanks for the feedback!

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    The local shop didn't work out. Time to give Amazon a chance. Now we wait.

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    KWal,

    The old Kramer Forum has a Facebook page. You should try there. There are a lot of helpful Kramer enthusiasts in that group!

    ~MW
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    Thanks MW! I actually broke down last night and gave her a full cleaning. Oiled the fretboard, steelwooled the fret wires, new battery, two new string guides, took the spacers out from under the bridge to lower the action, new strings, a Polish, and a tuning. She's almost good as new. Nice and bright sounding.

    It's kind of like new guitar day. One down, four to go. This was the worst of them though.

    Cheers fella's!

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    The Kramer lives to rock again!
    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
    Bad for the heart, bad for the mind, bad for the deaf & bad for the blind.
    It makes some men crazy and they talk like fools.
    Makes some men crazy and they start to drool.

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