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    anyone know if the Stew Mac Golden age A style will fit a 1925 Gibson H1 mandola.?

    the original are worm over and very plain, at first I didn't want to mess with them but decided I like playing this box too much.

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    Have you tried cleaning and lubricating the originals?
    http://www.lutherie.net/tuner.maintenance.html
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    thanks they seem loose from wear not tight at all.
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    The late Paul Hostetter's site has a page that is devoted to reviving these old tuners. Take a look at it:

    http://www.lutherie.net/tuner.maintenance.html

    Beyond that, those tuners should be modern worm over A style tuners. Look at the dimensions at the bottom of this page. This model of the Stewmac tuners should fit. You could also use other A style worm over tuners from other manufacturers.
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    Default Re: tuners for 1925 H1 mandola

    Thanks Mike a friend on a Facebook page recently replaced the tuners on a 24 H1, he indicated the Stewmac golden age fit, I am just trying to triple check, I won't be doing the work myself, but want to make sure I get the right HW
    Looking at the Luthier page they kind of resemble to problematic Snakehead A jr ones depicted, though I can't be sure of that.
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    Just don't try the other Stewmac tuners with the squiggle ends. The cog orientation is wrong and the holes won't line up for the posts.
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