Vintage style tuners recommendations ?

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    Hi can anyone recommend some vintage style tuners to replace the stock ones on a tele bullet?

    By vintage style, i mean the little oval shaped ones.

    Links to tried and tested would be great os poss. Am in the UK so dont want to pay load for P&P.

    Re budget TBH i dont really know how much needs to be spent. Good quality (stay in tune) but not break the bank.
     
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    What peg hole size does a tele bullet have? 10MM or vintage?
    Can you shoot a pic of what's on there now? Are you concerned about the new tuners using the same screw holes as the originals??

    Gotoh makes great replacement tuners but we will need the specs of your old tuners to select the correct replacement.
     
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    Hi, re size (good question) not sure will try and measure and send pics.

    Re measure is it best to measure the peg or the hole ?
     
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    Fender sells replacement tuners on their website. But everything Hipshot makes is great and they offer a lot of options including special keys.
     
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    A few pictures and we can probably figure it out without you measuring
     
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    Gotoh SD91. £40.00 aint that expensive
     
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    Yes, Gotoh. Best of the bunch IMO. Can be had here in Australia for $55, not sure why so expensive in UK...
     
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    I liked the WD Klusons just as much as the Gotos. The Gotohs are hard to get at the moment. Klusons are also a bit cheaper but do not come with the two different ferrule sizes that I needed for my 2000s MIM Tele.
     
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    Love them - These are usually my go to tuners for Tele partscasters but are unfortunately out of stock for the foreseeable future so had to to to Gotohs for the current build - for another tenner I could have gone to Klusons but didnt
     
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    Best to measure the hole, extra points if you use a digital caliper

    The most common hole sizes I know of are 10mm (modern), 8.8mm (vintage style) and 9.1mm (MIM Classic and Vintera, maybe more).
     
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    Morning ! Are these pics any use ?
     

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    You can get 10mm or so vintage tuner adapters. Stew Mac has them also on eBay, ya gotta measure the headstock hole and get the appropriate adapter.

    as far as vintage tuners, I recommend the fender set that say “fender”on them, they are made by gotoh and say Japan on the back of the baseplate.
    Stratosphere has em as pulls. About the best price going.

    you don’t want the China made ping tuners fender sells..

    just did this for a client.
    He is happy, guitar looks much better IMO.
     
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    You need conversion bushings on 10mm holes.
    I can highly recommend the Harley Benton vintage tuners in nickel from Thomann. They‘re cheap and they’re: Klusons :)
     
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    Looks like you have modern tuners (10mm hole). If you put vintage-style tuners on it, you'll need conversion bushings, which you can get a lot of places. Pay attention to the diameter of your tuner posts though. Some are .250" and some measure slightly smaller, like .235" or so. I bought a set of the Gotoh SD-91-05M, which have the .250" posts, but unfortunately, I'd already pressed in bushings with the smaller hole. Not the end of the world. I just ordered vintage tuners with the smaller posts and I'll use the Gotohs on another project. Just something to keep in mind.
     
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    @RobP, if you choose those, select the "10.5mm bush size" option. Your Bullet has 10mm tuner holes.
     
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    Squier has vintage styles on the Vintage Modified Jazzmasters (and probably others as well). They're on my VMJM and they work great. I'd probably look for something like that first to fit another Squier.

    Fender sells vintage-style tuners that fit their modern ones (with the one peg hole per tuner on the back of the headstock). They come with everything you need. I just put some on my late MIM Tele and they're also working fine. Ever-so-slightly more "clunky" looking than the vintage-style tuners not meant to replace modern ones, but you only really notice when making a direct comparison.
     
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    Gotoh SD91 are not hard to find. Wildly available most places..
    The SDS510 are way harder to find tho.

    Gotoh has a delivery time of 3-4 months to ship out to shops once they are ordered.
     
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