1976 Gibson ES-175D [6.9 lbs] :: new stainless steel frets, bone nut and setup. [photo 1]
The press-in bushing on this 1970’s Gibson have separate washers. Over time these bushings can become loose and pull up out of the peghead. These washers are then free to make God-awful sympathetic buzzes and rattles. I tightened the fit of the bushings by using super glue to stiffen the wood fibers in the tuner holes. Before installing the bushings, I lightly glued the washers to the bushings so if the bushings rise up again in the future the washers will not be free to vibrate.