slot head style tuning machines

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  1. otterhound

    otterhound Poster Extraordinaire

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    Why are there no Tele's and Fender guitars with slot head style tuning machines ?
     
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    Why are there no Antique Malls in Columbia, PA?

    There's a lot of them. Sure, I'd like to see 80% of the examples equipped with them, but I've bought dozens of Fender Teles with splits, both the Gotoh and the Ping branded ones.
     
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    My Fender MIM Road Worn Tele has them and the Road Worn Strats had them.
     
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    My Jay Turser "Vintage Series" Tele & Strat copies have the old-school split shaft Kluson style machine heads. If you want them just go buy a set and swap em out.
     
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    If you mean Kluson style tuners, then loads of Fenders have them, including the the Rosewood Tele in your picture album.........:confused:
     
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    Any of the classic series, AV, PV, CV, etc. should have them. I have replaced some of my Squiers with them and adapter bushings as I much prefer that type of tuner.
     
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    I have a Turser Vintage series strat that had those type of tuners and the holes in the posts were actually not drilled deep enough. I replaced them with the Wilkinson versions. Direct drop in replacement though.
     
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    This what you are talking about?

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    Wouldn't be enough room on a normal Telecaster headstock.
     
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    Boris....a little far from home for you, no? Columbia, PA? Nice town. Have to head east a bit toward Lancaster/Reading for the real antique malls.
     
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    I dunno, they seem to work for me but I do think you're right about them not being deep enough. I see no reason to replace them just yet. Thanks for the tip about the Wilkinson tuners though. :D
     
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    Yes .
    There is room for this type of tuning machine and I have the way to do it .
    I will be posting on this over at Tele Home Depot .
    Keep your eyes open for this . I call it the Semi-Slothead and it is very simple .
    The patent is pending being that the provisional was filed yesterday .
    Something is about to change . :)
     
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    The next time you are in Columbia , you and yours are welcome to stop by .
    I am very close by .
     
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    Sorry if I'm missing something here, but aren't the tuners on my (unmodified) Classic 50s Tele the type you mean?
     

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    LKB3rd Friend of Leo's

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    There are no Tele's with slot heads like acoustics because it's unnecessary.
     
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    I think this thread is one long misunderstanding.

    Split post or split shaft tuner:

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    (On a Gibby, no less, heh.)

    Slotted headstock:

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    I have no idea what the original post was trying to say.
     
  17. KelvinS1965

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    I get the difference now, though I'm still not sure what the OP was aiming for. The slotted headstock like an acoustic would look very odd on a Tele (IMVHO), my photo disproves the theory of no Teles with split post tuners.
     
  18. otterhound

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    We need to think outside of the box on this one because that is where the idea comes from .
    I have created a way to use slothead style tuning machines on headstocks that previously could only use vertical oriented post style tuning machines .
    This has no reference to slotted post style tuning machines .
    I understand the confusion because this is a new way of doing things .
    I am currently preparing for Woodstock and will be showing this to the world there and then here afterwards .
    Some will like it and some will hate it . Either way I will be using it and trying to market it .
     
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    When you truly boil it all down , there is really no necessity for the Telecaster .
    I have no objections to others wanting to live in the past .
    I have no desire or intention of resting there , thank you .
     
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    The slotted headstock is most certainly a design from the past. But I have seen a few high end boutique electrics w/ slotted headstocks and there are Rickenbacker 12s and Gibson EBOs.

    The upside (in my little mind) would be greater down pull on the nut with the increased angle. Of course, it's benefit is well debated on the acoustic forums, just like everything else. It could be an elegant design if done well, another plus.

    The downside? Replacing broken strings on a dark stage (or any stage for that matter).
     
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