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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by naveed211, Sep 21, 2020.
I like them fine. My only problem with them is the high e and b string can sometimes be problematic. Probably because there's a technique I don't know. That being said, I'll take locking tuners all day long over them. I loathe string changes and it's so much easier to pull the string through, lock it down, and tune. With vintage split, I've got to find a string winder and keep some extra strings on hand for my mistakes.
Gear Ratio= 15:1
Post to Post spacing= 15/16 in.
Bushing size 8.8mm O.D. x 1/4 in. I.D.
Darn, it was the 18:1 gear ratio that first caught my attention.
But thanks for the quick reply!
I like them but I use a toothpick on the high E and B strings because I've had them pull out of the hole when restringing. I put the string end in the hole, insert a toothpick then clip it flush, then tighten. It works good.
It took me a while to get used to them all over again after not having anything with them. But now it's easy as pie again.
The "Original" locking tuner.
Those are great. Where did you get them...who is the manufacturer and what is the part #? Asking for a friend!
My strat has those vintage split shaft tuners. Really great.
IMHO the vintage Klusons (and the reissue versions from Gotoh and others) are the superior design. They fit the design aesthetic of Fender guitars perfectly. Other reasons to like them:
1/ Easy to change strings
2/ No string ends to gouge you or others
3/ Light; you might think this doesn't make a difference but it does, especially if you want to avoid neck dive
4/ Sleek and low profile, especially the rear housing
The oval tuning heads just look better on a Fender headstock IMO. If you're having trouble with your high E and B strings, one tip I've found that helps tremendously is to avoid wrapping more than three winds around the post. On the low E string, you can get away with two winds. This will prevent any slippage.
On 50s and 60s style Fender guitars anything else just doesn't look right.
I prefer the split shaft vintage tuners too. They're on the 2 teles shown in my avatar.
Gotoh Staggered. Mine are the aged nickel set, they also offer nickel and gold if memory serves.
I bought them from a supplier here in the U.K. for around £45. So they’re not cheap but they are superb quality. The bridge on my Tele is Gotoh with the compensates saddles. Great hardware.
I concur. They’re amazingly simple and fool proof.
This is a great idea!
My only Strat with stock "vintage locking tuners" soon got upgraded to Gotoh SD91 vintage not locking tuners.
I definitely prefer the vintage tuners. my wife doesn't have to worry about strings poking her when I leave guitars all around the house.
LOL. How timely! Last night, I did a string change on my long ignored Nashville Deluxe...and, after struggling with it a bit trying to string it the way the previous owner had, I thought "it'd be easier to just stick the end of the string in the hole". Looked it up and "duoh!"...that's the way, uh huh...worked much better that way.