Modifing another builder's dulcimer

08/12/13 01:28:42PM

Has anyone ever modified another makers dulcimer so that it can be played? Here's my problem.

I've got this small dulcimer that uses zither pins for tuners which I can't tune. I keep picking it up and putting it down as unplayable, wishing it had geared tuners on it. Finally it dawned on me that either I should throw it out, or refit the peg head with a small flat head and three tuners.