I am forever bothered by those crooked tuners. Who else?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by omlove, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. 8barlouie

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    Undo the screws at the back and realign them, and rescrew, simple.
     
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    I'm nutty enough to line up all the screw slots parallel, and I don't see anything wrong with the photo.

    But, set you own standards and live by them, only way to be happy.
     
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    Doctor. What seems to be the matter son? Patient. I bought a cheap Mexican Telecaster, and the guitar tuners are not aligned perfectly. Doctor. THIS IS SERIOUS! Doctor. I will now attempt to realign your physique. Hold still please.

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    The mosre people accept this kind of minor crap, the more of this minor crap will be passed along by the manufacturers. Sure, you can polish your own frets, finish your own nut, and sand and condition your fingerboard, as is pretty much necessary all the time now. Add correcting crooked, mis-installed tuners? Sure, pile it on. Some elements of a guitar build are really critical in terms of position, fit, dimensions, etc. If you can't install tuners in a straight line, why would we think you can position the bridge correctly? Yes, I can fix that, too.
     
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    Yes, take a slice off the headstock. ;-)
     
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    My 28-year-old AVRI Strat looks worse than that.
     
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    Oh yeah, I see the horrendous problem, PM me for my address, I can fix it, I have the tools!!
     
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    If I'd seen this in the store, I would have walked away. But if I didn't see it untill the return period was over, I would remove the ilttle anchor screws, straighten out the tuners and start the installation over again. This would also be a great time to update to nicer tuners. Just saying.
     
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    You don't need to anymore with all the modern autotune gadgets.
     
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    I guess I won't post any pictures of the hack job I performed on my Gretsch when installing new locking tuners.
     
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    Probably for the best, you never know when some "sensitive" person might see them, and well, no telling what they might do, might even poke themselves with a sharp stick!
     
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    I notice EVERYTHING and I wouldn't have noticed that.
     
  14. omlove

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    This is EXACTLY my point.
     
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    If that's so easy, why wouldn't Fender did it right in the first place?

    And to elaborate on that, if you have ever done it - I talk from my first hand experience - Because the tuner's casings are so pressed into the finish, when you loosen screws, realign tuners and retighten screws, the grooves marked by previous tuner casing positions make the tuners slip into old positions. It requires some careful adjustments and forces and doing that a few times would run the risk of stripping the holes or breaking the screws.

    Why wouldn't Fender make it right in the first place? Because tuner hole spacings are bigger than needed. Look at Custom Shop models, all tuners are butted against each other beause tuner hole spacings are exactly what they need to be. Why did they drill the holes more apart from each other? My guess is a less tighter fit results in more tolerance.
     
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    This is a joke, right? I see nothing, NOTHING! o_O
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    Just thinking out loud here, but I've never understood what exactly this phrase means. Over the years I've had all kinds of "crappy" tuners: F-tuners, cheap Chinese Epi's, etc. Have also had Klusons, Grovers, etc. They've all held tune. What does "nicer" mean? Is it just aesthetics we're talking about here? If a given tuning machine holds tune, well, what further could make them "nicer"?
     
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    It's a shame they can't get something simple like that right. Not huge but yeah, they ought to be right. Never seen that on older MIM.
     
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    Are you for real? Of course the tuners aren't pressed into the finish. If you wanted to replace them you would have to remove them to do so. Do you think there is some sort of secret position that Fender places these, so that they cannot be replaced? Get real and take your head out of the clouds.
     
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    Have a drink and they'll straighten right out. ;)

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