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Old April 24th, 2011, 08:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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best tuners for strat?

so thought i get you guys pick for best tuners for a hss hwy1 strat-thinking about the-stew mac ones that lock and cut string-but love to here all the ones you guys think are best-cause i believe u all have alot of experience-thanx

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Old April 24th, 2011, 08:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Fender/Schaller lockers
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Old April 24th, 2011, 08:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I still love Klusons.
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Old April 24th, 2011, 09:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I still love Klusons.
What they both said. (My 2 favorites)
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+1 I put those on my 2002 American Series a couple of months ago and love them! String changes are a breeze now and I like the slightly heavier headstock.
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I still love Klusons.
I also love klusons and almost every guitar I have has vintage style tuners, but it'd be a lot easier to drop in a set of schaller tuners than it would be to install a set of conversion bushings and drill holes for klusons
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Old April 24th, 2011, 09:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I've got sperzels. great tuners.
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Old April 24th, 2011, 10:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I think the standard ones are find. There are plenty of other things I could think of to put money into.
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Old April 24th, 2011, 10:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I think the standard ones are find. There are plenty of other things I could think of to put money into.
-actually i wanted to stay with the stock ones but they really dont keep in tune very well-my squier bullet stays in tune better than this hwy1.-but besides that i/m really loving this guitar-i used to have a 76 mij strat-that i thought was great-but still went back to les pauls-not any more -i feel like i never want to stop playing this guitar it just awsome.
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-actually i wanted to stay with the stock ones but they really dont keep in tune very well-my squier bullet stays in tune better than this hwy1.-but besides that i/m really loving this guitar-i used to have a 76 mij strat-that i thought was great-but still went back to les pauls-not any more -i feel like i never want to stop playing this guitar it just awsome.
Your strings might be binding in the nut
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Old April 25th, 2011, 06:54 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Fender / Schaller Locking tuners is my choice
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Old April 25th, 2011, 08:35 AM   #12 (permalink)
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so thought i get you guys pick for best tuners for a hss hwy1 strat-thinking about the-stew mac ones that lock and cut string-but love to here all the ones you guys think are best-cause i believe u all have alot of experience-thanx
I recommend the vintage style Gotoh split shafts.

I agree that your issue is also gonna be the nut detailing. When the nut is right, there's nothing like these Gotohs. I have the Schallers (2) and the Sperzels (3) and of the 2 I prefer the Sperzels but they're both overkill and the Schallers weigh a ton ( 9.5 ounces a set!! )

The only down side I can visualize is, if the maple of the headstock has aged, when you pull the stock tuners and affix the Gotohs, the small ferrules will leave a ring of lighter maple. Goes away in maybe 6 months. Then you may be asking; is this 2d string tree really necessary?
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Schallers. Can't beat them.
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Old April 25th, 2011, 09:00 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Old April 25th, 2011, 09:03 AM   #15 (permalink)
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so pencil shavings in the nut slots?
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Old April 25th, 2011, 11:17 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I prefer Sperzel locking tuners. I may be wrong but I believe he invented the locking tuner. Makes changing string a f-a-s-t procedure....especially if you break one on a gig!
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so pencil shavings in the nut slots?
might help. if it's really bad you might need to have the nut reslotted. what gauge of strings are you using?
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My HWY1 had an attack of the Sperzels. They are not a straight bolt on, mind you.
Can't complain about them, they do what it says on the tin.
And, for those who need to know, I fitted them because my eyesight has got so toot, I coudn't seen the damn hole on the tuner to string up the top 'e'.
Not because I'm a s*it' hot plank spanker.
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Old April 25th, 2011, 12:48 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I've put Planet Waves Auto-Trim locking machine heads on 3 of my Strats (so obviously, I like 'em). The main selling point for me was the precision 1:18 gear ratio; I was skeptical about the auto trim feature, but it comes in handy for fast string changes and trims the sharp string end flush (so no stabbing string ends).
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Old April 25th, 2011, 01:26 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Put locking tuners on everything coz i'm lazy and it makes string changing real easy. I've changed out Fender/Schallers for Sperzels because the action just feels better and the backs don't come off.
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