Headstock Mount Instructions

You’ll need the following items…

Headstock Mount kit
Electric drill
1/8" and 11/64" drill bit for 6-String Guitar Headstock Mount
5/32" and 13/64" drill bit for Bass Guitar Headstock Mount
Masking tape or similar
Set of strings
Small C-Clamp

Position the Headstock Mount where you want it.  It’s good to spend a bit of time with this.  Move it around.  Try it in different locations.

When you’ve found the location you want, you might want to do the “string test” as shown in the illustration below, to double check that this location will align properly with the nut and fretboard.

Once you’re sure the position of the Headstock Mount is exactly where you want it, mark the position with a pencil or tape…. so if it accidentally moves you can easily find the position again.

Use the C-Clamp to gently but firmly clamp the Headstock Mount in position taking care to leave the 2 mounting screw holes unobstructed.  To prevent marring the surface of the Headstock Mount with the C-Clamp use a piece of tape between it and the Headstock Mount.  Using either the 1/8” drill bit for 6-String Guitar Headstock Mount -or- 5/32” drill bit for Bass Guitar Headstock Mount, gently insert the drill into each mounting hole and run the drill for just a couple of turns.  You’re not wanting to do anything more than just mark the hole position with a shallow starter hole.  During this process go slow and take care not to move the Headstock Mount position.

Remove the Headstock Mount and you’ll see both starter holes.  Using either the 11/64” drill bit for 6-String Guitar Headstock Mount -or- 13/64” drill bit for Bass Guitar Headstock Mount, drill both holes thru all the way.

Clean up that hole of burrs and install the Headstock Mount using both screws and washers.

Open all the set screws so string holes are fully open.

String up your instrument.  Ball end goes into claws on tuners and strings go through their corresponding holes in the Headstock Mount.  One at a time, pull a string snug, and insert the short end of the supplied Allen Wrench into the set screw.  It is not necessary to make the set screw as tight as you can, and doing so might actually snap the string.  Tighten until resistance is felt, and then tighten a little more.

When all the strings are installed, trim off the excess with cutters, and you’re done!