NTD - New Tuner Day

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by OmegaWoods, Jun 21, 2021.

  1. OmegaWoods

    OmegaWoods Tele-Meister

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    I have a Firefly 335 knockoff which I really like except for the stock tuners. For Father's Day, I ordered a set of D'Addario Locking Self-Trimming Tuners for my DW to gift to me. They work great and dropped right in except I had to drill a small pilot hole for the mounting screws.

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  2. tery

    tery Doctor of Teleocity

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    Nice !
     
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    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Cool!
     
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    Killing Floor Friend of Leo's

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    Nice. Happy NTD!
     
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    orangeblossom Friend of Leo's

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    Congrats
     
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  6. Mike_LA

    Mike_LA Tele-Afflicted

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    I'm sold on locking tuners.
    Took the locking nuts off all of my point guitars. Don't need them with the locking tuners...

    Enjoy
     
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  7. Ed Driscoll

    Ed Driscoll Tele-Afflicted

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    Could someone explain the benefits of locking tuners to me? I've read some posts on the them, and I get how they speed up string-changes, but do they keep the guitar in tune better than old-fashioned tuners as well?
     
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  8. OmegaWoods

    OmegaWoods Tele-Meister

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    I think so. This is only my second set of them. I have a set on my PRS which I play for a couple of hours every day. I'm in the process of learning blues soloing and I spend an hour a day bending the heck out of my strings. They never go out of tune. The whole guitar might be a tick sharp or flat in the morning due to temp changes overnight but always the same amount in the same direction. They're really great.

    You mentioned string changes, too. I can change a set of strings in about three minutes vs. about thirty with my vintage Fender tuners (but I'm getting better). That alone is worth it to me. The D'addario's I just got also have an automatic string trimmer so I didn't even have to clip the ends off with wire cutters on my new ones.
     
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