Stagger on Fender locking tuners

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  1. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    I just installed a set of Sperzels from the early 90s and they are 3/3.
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    I've had a couple that were 3+3 too. All three of the sets I have right now are 2+2+2 though. I wish I could find another set of the 6 individual tuners for the stagger. Those really did a great job of not needing any trees at all. Plus they just looked cool as all get out even though it was a really subtle detail to look at.
     
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    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    I agree, although I've never seen them, it's a fact that symmetry is appealing. While likely not an absolute concept it hold true for me.
     
  4. PCollen

    PCollen Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Schaller lockers on both my old Strat Plus guitars are 3 + 3. Schaller machined the the G-B-e string tuners to have the string through holes and wind area grooves lower on the tuner posts.
     
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    ozshadow Strat-Talk Member

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    It annoyed me that many production Fender guitars are 2 long and 4 short tuners but the aftermarket Fender locking tuners were only available in 3 and 3, likely due to the supplier.

    I ordered an individual short locking tuner from a Fender dealer to add to the set I bought.

    Now I also have 2 long and 4 short locking tuners!

    I prefer the tuner assisting with the break angle.
     
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  6. RandyM

    RandyM Strat-Talker

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    I've also added an additional short tuner for the D string on both my Strats with locking tuners. The Fender/Schaller locking tuners I added to my 2000 Am Series Strat (way back when) are all short (as are the current Ultra and the former Elite Strat tuners).
     
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    Zhollywood New Member!

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    I just installed new locking Fender tuners over the weekend and they are staggered 2+4.
     
  8. jcharles

    jcharles New Member!

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    I bought a set of inline Fender Locking tuners about 3-4- years ago for one of my Strats. They are $48 right now at Sweetwater.com . Just looked them up. Where are you looking ?
     
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    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    You misunderstod what I meant by 3/3 I think. I should have been clearer but was lazy. I meant 3 long posts /3 short posts.
     
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    _JDZ_ Strat-Talk Member

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    I like the Gotoh HAP-M versions, which have height adjustable posts and are locking.
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Audiowonderland Strat-Talker

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    3+3 Fender Schaller's installed on the new Strat. No string tree need, no problems.
     
  13. GitGeek

    GitGeek Livin' After Midnight Gold Supporting Member

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    The 2020 Player Deluxe comes with all short lockers.