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need tuner advice

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Unpossible, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. Unpossible

    Unpossible TDPRI Member

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    finally moving toward putting together some stringed instruments.

    never thought much about the tuners, now kind of overwhelmed.

    Advice?
    thx
     
  2. lammie200

    lammie200 Friend of Leo's

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    You mean the kind that tighten the strings?
     
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    mefgames Friend of Leo's Double Platinum Supporter

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    If you're talking about tuning machines, my choice is Sperzel locking tuners.
     
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    scooteraz Friend of Leo's

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    You’re talking about the tuning machines on the head? Depends on the instrument, but I like the split shaft or locking tuners for 6 in line, and locking for 3x3 on a guitar (assuming electric). Stew Mac has a bunch of choices.

    If you are talking about a tuner, then I like either TC (board mounted in the mini pedal format, or the clip on) or the Peterson (if you like the strobe format, and or are using a sweetened tuning system). Sweetwater has a bunch of choices.
     
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    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

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    I get the feeling we have to guess on what they would go on..o_O
     
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    old wrench Friend of Leo's

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    Well, I'll venture a guess :).

    Since this is mainly a Telecaster forum, How about Gotoh vintage style tuners?

    They are excellent tuners, even better when you consider their price.

    Lately, I've been using the staggered height post variety.
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  8. Unpossible

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    Yes, the the things on the headstock that bring the strings up to pitch.
    Sorry if i wasn't clear.
    thanks for the help so far.
     
  9. Unpossible

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    i have several projects in the works.
    3 +3 style.
     
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    I don’t think that anyone does staggered height 3x3 tuners because that type of neck usually has a headstock that is angled back and there is no need for staggered heights. Do you have an angled headstock?

    Do you want them to lock? Do you have a preference for button style? Gotoh is hight quality. Hipshot and Grover are also good with a lot of different button style choices.
     
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    Gotoh used to be a good bang for the buck. That's what I generally use if I'm not sticking on MIC cheapo ones on my cheapo projects. Grovers aren't bad, and Schallers used to be good but they are pricey. I've also used a number of Kmise sets with the butterbean tuners and they are about as good as the Klusons they look like.
     
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    For a Fender style guitar, the vintage split shaft style is great! Gotoh is fine.
     
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    I use Gotoh (vintage style) for everything.
     
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    i have both tilt back headstocks and fender style necks either completed or in process.
    I started with the necks.
     
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    Like most German fairy tales, this thread got dark pretty fast :p
     
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    I love Hipshot open gear tuners, both locking and not. Very reasonably priced and superb fit and finish as well as performance.
     
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    I really like the Graph-Tech Ratio Locking tuners, but they are a bit pricey.
     
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    Another vote for Gotoh. Good quality, reasonable price.
    Cheers,
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    Another vote for sprezels… I 've been using them since 95 on my G&Ls they are the tops for me. . . the one thing I found is that 90% of the time, the Kulson look a likes clones from Asia are garbage. The gear always turns to mush on 1 or more in a set of 6.
     
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    Kluson style slotted tuners are my favs. They're light and lock in the tuning great when they're used properly. I get great tuning stability with mine.

    Tuners will actually change the tone and sustain of your guitar. Choosing the right ones is important.
     
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