Ever disassemble Hipshot grip lock Tuner?

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    Can the pole ( peg the string goes through) of the grip lock Tuner be removed from the tuner body. Has anyone done this? I have a idea of in my head of two tone hipshot tuners for a custom build but want to make sure it's possible.
     
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    I'm sure it can be done, at least at Hipshot's. Why don't you ask them? I have some of those tuners in 3 of my guitars, but I'm sorry, I won't disassemble them for now. I have removed several times their pegs for washer replacement... it's a plastic little fragile thing that breaks easily...
     
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    I asked hipshot and they said they do not do custom tuners.

    can the circular piece at the back of the tuner used to lock the string be removed just by turning it with your fingers?
     
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    It stops its turns without falling. There's a block somewhere, when the tuner is fully open for the string to enter. I'll have to look closer and see if there's a way to do that...
     
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    Oh hmm. That interesting.Thanks.
     
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    Yep, it can be done. I disassembled one a while ago in order to shorten the main post (needed a better break angle over the nut). The locking post that’s attached to the rear wheel will come out if you just pull & turn counter clockwise at the same time. When assembled, the outer post is essentially just “crimped” once the threaded post is inserted in order to prevent the inner post from sliding out the back.
     
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