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Old January 10th, 2018, 07:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Forgotten the combination lock code to my guitar case :-((

Hi ! Glad to be here and great to be part of this. My first post is a problem , I`m afraid.

I changed the combination lock code on my Gibson case ( ES 335 ) and had forgotten it when I next went to play the guitar . Have probably written it down somewhere but no idea where.

I`ve tried the usual stuff of trying to find the notch in each wheel in turn , turning teach wheel slowly while holding back the catch, but I can`t judge when the notch is there ( hope this is making sense ). I can usually do this but haven`t done it before on a Gibson case. Is there a special way to get into my case or is it just persevering with what I`m doing ? Thanks for any help you can give me. I`m determined not to break it as it`s a 70`s case and would be expensive to replace ( it`s not original ). Thank you !

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Old January 10th, 2018, 07:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I just looked at a couple of articles on the web. Just Google “Forgot the combo on my Gibson Guitar case”. Good luck.

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Old January 10th, 2018, 11:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I had this problem, now my TKL cases are set on "000"

You can use a flashlight to find the right number or use a pin to feel the numbers.

000, 001, 011, 010, 100, 200, 999, etc ... works very well too.
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Old January 11th, 2018, 02:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I had the same problem... combination was somehow changed. I happened to have one of those head gear with magnifier and LEDs. Even then it was tough. Now, reset it to 000 and stick piece of paper clip in the holes of the tumblers. It's not warranted to have this lock.

There should be 1000 combinations... 000, 001, 010, 011... good luck.
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Old January 11th, 2018, 10:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Many thanks for all the advice. It`s driving me nuts and I`m so close to hitting it with a hammer , but managing to avoid it so far ) Can`t believe I haven`t written it down somewhere, it seems. I`ll carry-on and do that Google search. 000 and a paper-clip it is in future ! (You`re right Kaicho8888 - they aren`t needed as who is going to be put-off stealing a guitar by a pathetic combination lock ?).
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Old January 12th, 2018, 09:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Slow and steady, one click at a time. You'll get there.
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