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'Original Vintage' tuners. Gotoh?

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by Swoop, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. Swoop

    Swoop Tele-Meister

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    Are the tuners that Fender calls the 'original vintage' tuners actually Gotohs? Or are these the Ping tuners?
     
  2. gypsyseven

    gypsyseven Friend of Leo's

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    Ping, i guess...
     
  3. KevinB

    KevinB Doctor of Teleocity

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    Fender puts Gotohs on USRIs on up through CS models. Anything below that level gets Pings.
     
  4. Swoop

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    I'm aware of that. But are the ones that the US reissues use the 'original vintage' tuners? I ask because an ebay seller is selling some 'original vintage' tuners. They've been aged/relic'd, and I'm after some aged tuners for a project. But I also want Gotohs, so I want to know whether 'original vintage' is what Fender uses to refer to their Gotoh tuners.
     
  5. KokoTele

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    Fender uses "original vintage" to refer to both, I believe. The Gotohs are under $40 new from authorized dealers. Is the ebay deal so much cheaper that you want to hassle with it?
     
  6. Swoop

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    It's not that it's a cheap deal, it's just that they're aged, which is what I am after for my project. It matters not, anyway. I've just found someone more local who sells aged Gotohs.
     
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  7. boris bubbanov

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    Yeah.

    Although, the Highway Texas Tele was "below" the AVs and it got Gotoh splits also. And, the MIM Jimmie Vaughan Strat gets the Gotohs and the MIM Classic Player '50s gets the locking version of the Gotoh vintage style machines.

    I could be mistaken, but I seem to recall the MIM Muddy Waters had Gotohs on it as well. But sadly, like the Texas Tele, it is gone now. :(
     
  8. Rob DiStefano

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    fender uses whatever's on hand or whatever they've acquire in mass quantites for cheap. all that matters is that the tuners are a good ratio, little or no "gear lash", smooth turning, well built, good materials. for me, that sez "gotoh". ymmv.
     
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    How does one pronounce "Gotoh?" Been wondering that for years....
     
  10. Glen Smith

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    Not sure I am right but I pronounce it Go-Tow.
     
  11. clayfeat

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    Not got-oh?
     
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    Looks like "go toe."
     
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    Or "goat oh!"
     
  14. JohnS

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    Gotohs on the California Series in the late 90's.
     
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