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Topic: Mikame Chinese sticks repair
Message: Posted by: topherhester (Nov 4, 2016 02:31PM)
I purchased a set of Mikame sticks from Penguin a few years ago. I never really used them in performance and have had them in a case for a while. I recently got them out and notice one stick seems to have the gimmick disconnected from the string. The way these are made it appears there is no way to get into them to repair it. Penguin refuses to rePlace it since it has been a few years since I purchased them. Any ideas on how to repair?
Message: Posted by: jimgerrish (Nov 4, 2016 02:35PM)
You may not have to open it to repair it. See if you can push a large needle through from one side to the other, and then see if you can catch the eye of the gimmick on the needle. If you can, you can just re-thread the gimmick using the needle.
Message: Posted by: topherhester (Nov 9, 2016 04:44PM)
Thanks, I'm going to give this a try later. Spent too much $ to let these go to waste!
Message: Posted by: topherhester (Nov 24, 2016 11:06PM)
Jim. Thanks for the tip. I tried it and it worked. They're good as new!
Message: Posted by: aLittleMentalist (May 12, 2021 09:20PM)
The same thing happened to me today! Thanks for sharing the tip Jim! Way to think smarter not harder!