American Professional - Vintage Tuners

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  1. DNukem

    DNukem TDPRI Member

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    I have a 2018 American Professional Telecaster and am looking to change out the tuners for the vintage style, as i want to get the 18:1 ratio...the stock tuners are 14:1 ratio. I have looked around but the only vintage style tuners i see are the ones requiring screws, however my guitar has the tuners with the alignment pins. So my question is does anyone know if they make a vintage style 18:1 (or better) ratio tuner with the alignment pins not requiring screws, because i certainly don't want to add screw holes to the guitar. Thanks for your help
     
  2. Tuxedo Poly

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    Wow what a fantastic (if not a little expensive) solution. Looks like a great part to keep in mind.

    Not afraid to drill, I'd just have used conversion bushings and Gotoh safe-t-post vintage tuners to avoid the bolt-bushing appearance.
     
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    Got to agree. Bolt bushes on the Tele headstock look clunky and over-engineered.
     
  5. geektoad

    geektoad TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    Fender locking tuners are 18:1 and drop in as well. That's what i put in my AmPro Tele.
     
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