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Lefty tuners of a righty?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by tacomamc, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. tacomamc

    tacomamc Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 2, 2009
    Northeast Pa
    I have a set of MIM tuners, from a lefty. Is there any reason I can’t use them in a right handed neck? I’m considering a partscaster build and seeing where I can cut costs. I also have a set of locking sperzals (my favorite) but they’re 3 & 3, not six in line.
     

  2. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    The knobs and posts will be on the other side of the gear casting compared to normal. This would put them off about 5/16" each, from normal.
     

  3. chezdeluxe

    chezdeluxe Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    It also will mean that string tension will tend to pull the machine head gears away from each other rather than together.
     
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  4. tacomamc

    tacomamc Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 2, 2009
    Northeast Pa
    Ok. So I’m short, it’s not really a good idea? I figured there was a reason... thank you both.
     

  5. LowCaster

    LowCaster Tele-Meister

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    You need a reverse headstock! Or a leftie neck and You replace the nut.
     

  6. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    Chinese tuners from Ebay can be had for 6-7 dollars shipped from China. They aren't as bad as many make them out to be either.
     

  7. LowCaster

    LowCaster Tele-Meister

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    You are good with the Sperzl! They can be reversed: basically You unscrew the button and gear and put it on the other side. I bought "right" Sperzl tuners and modified them for a reverse headstock project. I guess You could turn those 3+3 into 6L...
     

  8. tacomamc

    tacomamc Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 2, 2009
    Northeast Pa
    Sweet! I’ll se the sperzals then. Thank you!!!
     

  9. Dunkerhook

    Dunkerhook Tele-Meister

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    Jul 29, 2011
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    I think the Sperzel website even has instructions. It's not that hard, but still...
     

  10. LowCaster

    LowCaster Tele-Meister

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    The leftie Sperzels were not available at the store when I ordered them.
     

  11. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2011
    Tucson

  12. tacomamc

    tacomamc Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 2, 2009
    Northeast Pa
    Thanks Rex, I’ll take a look
     

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