What is your favorite set of tuners?

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  1. musicalmartin

    musicalmartin Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yup .A good default tuner .Does its job .I always pickem for parts casters .I am always surprised just how little I have to tune up guitars with Wilkys on .
     
  2. '59_Standard

    '59_Standard Tele-Holic

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    Their varied choice of anodised finishes are nice, too.
     
  3. jkingma

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    I've been using the Grover Mini Locking Tuners for a while and really love them.
     
  4. axedaddy

    axedaddy Tele-Afflicted

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    I'm down with sperzel's or the 2 pin schallers in locking or non locking
     
  5. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    I largely agree, if you are a recreational player.
    Tuners do go bad, particularly old Klusons, and cheaper Kluson replicas.
    I change strings often, every 2-3 gigs.
    They wear out and posts become loose with heavy use.
    My #1 guitar has Grover Imperials, and 2 posts are loose.
    I dislike Imperials, for their size, weight, and big buttons.
    You need a bass string winder, also a pain.
    #1 is getting low mass locking Gotohs, soon.
    On Teles, Gotoh's locking "Kluson" replicas get the nod.
     
  6. lookslikemeband

    lookslikemeband Tele-Holic

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    PRS Phase II by far....
     
  7. Izou

    Izou TDPRI Member

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    I prefer the Schaller "M6 Locking" Tuners
     
  8. roffe

    roffe Tele-Meister

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    I've used the Wilkinson vintage tuners on a couple of guitars now, and I can't find anything wrong with them.
     
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    plankmonger Tele-Meister

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    Hipshot for me. Wholesale they are an excellent value as well.
     
  11. PaulStrattele

    PaulStrattele Tele-Holic

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    I think I have every flavor from Vintage Kluson to Sperzel and Schaller locking. No Hiphots. I buy them more for aesthetics than functionality. I get the same tuning stability from Vintage Klusons with the string wrapped all the way down the post as I do from the Locking Schallers.
     
  12. metecem

    metecem Friend of Leo's

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    I use these in different colors and variations. Great tuners, stable and look gorgeous.

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  13. rickwxi

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    I put the Planet Wave locking machine keys on my Telecaster and love them.
    Rick
     
  14. Whozure

    Whozure Tele-Meister

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    I also use Planet Wave on all my builds.

    I haven't tried Hip Shot but if they are anything like their bridges they would be hard to beat.
     
  15. surfoverb

    surfoverb Doctor of Teleocity

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    i got these for my CIJ Tele which originally came with F style tuners
    so I couldnt use vintage-style like stock 52RI, and the headtsock is 10mm

    They are gotoh in-line sealed. 15-1 ratio they turn very smooth, and you can even adjust how stiff or loose they turn with a screw on the top.
    very nice tuners that are more sensitive than the stock 52RI ones.
    only drawback is they dont look exactly like vintage style (close enough though) and they are not SafeT posts, and they are chrome not nickel (you can see the difference in this pic , the vintage are nickel which have an aged look, chrome is shiny and new looking)
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  16. surfoverb

    surfoverb Doctor of Teleocity

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    not really a fuss but some tuners are heavier than others, some tuners are smoother than others, some are shiny, some are chrome, some are locking, some are SafeT posts, some arent, some have slack in them....

    They all work more or less the same but there are differences.

    the only bad tuners Ive had were on a Gibson (the green ones)
     
  17. Dismalhead

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    I usually don't care that much about them as long as they work, but those are some sweet looking tuners!
     
  18. HotRodJohnny

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    I installed some Fender locking tuners on my Strat and I love 'em. Great turning ratio and they never go out of tune.
     
  19. axedaddy

    axedaddy Tele-Afflicted

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    +1 Those are the Schallers with the "f" on the back. Good stuff!
     
  20. Mojotron

    Mojotron Poster Extraordinaire

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    Even the Japanese made ones are great.
     
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