How to Replace the Tuners on a Peavey Raptor EXP Plus

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How to Replace the Tuners on a Peavey Raptor EXP Plus
Over tightening your guitar's tuning keys can damage the headstock. (Creatas/Creatas/Getty Images)

The Peavey Raptor EXP -- a small, beginner-level six-string electric guitar -- features a design similar Fender's popular Stratocaster guitar. The guitar comes built with humbucking coil pickups, a tone and volume knob and a built-in pickup selector switch. Like many electric guitars, your Peavey Predator's tuning keys are likely to wear out after repetitive use. When this happens you will experience severe tuning problems, which means that the tuners must be replaced. Fortunately, the average guitar player can replace the tuners on the Peavy Predator electric guitar.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Crescent wrench

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  1. 1

    Turn each tuning key on your Peavey Raptor guitar in the counterclockwise direction until all the guitar strings are loose. Unwind each string from its corresponding tuning key until each string is completely removed from each tuning key.

  2. 2

    Remove the single Phillips screw from behind each tuning key. Use a crescent wrench to unscrew the 1/4-inch nut on the front side of each tuning key. Pull the entire tuner assembly out of the guitar's headstock.

  3. 3

    Place the new tuning key assembly into the six slot holes in the guitar's headstock. Fasten the six 1/4-inch nuts to the front of each tuning key. Attach the six Phillips screws to the back of the tuning key assembly.

Tips and warnings

  • Be sure that the tuning key assembly sits tight on the headstock, but avoid over tightening the tuning keys. Over tightening the screws may cause damage to the headstock, and can devalue your guitar significantly.

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