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Vintage Tuning Pegs?

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  1. circles

    circles Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    My EOB is my first guitar with vintage style tuners. I have discovered they are clumsy, for me, to string. They do look right on this model I admit. I might replace them though, I don't see the advantage other than the appearance. I still love the guitar though. Do you prefer them? Do many people use them?

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  2. Nate D

    Nate D Most Honored Senior Member

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    I love them. You string ‘em up right and they’re the original locking tuners. :)
     
  3. circles

    circles Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Maybe I'll just accept it as a 'course hazard'.
     
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  4. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    They're pretty easy. Some people just jam a string end in the center of the post. I'm pretty sure you can google it

    I just used to run my strings through the center slot and loop the string over itself and tie it like I do any regular tuner
     
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    dbolt Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I prefer them
     
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    fenderookie Strat-Talker

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    I prefer vintage machines, if not them, locking tuners
     
  7. ProSonicLive

    ProSonicLive Senior Stratmaster

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    I like them, though, not as Much as I like my sperzels.
    the cool thing, is that there is no scarcity of alternate buttons to put on them.
     
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    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member

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    The factory ships them with the string end shoved down the center hole, so I've always assumed that's what you are supposed to do with 'em.

    Lockers are faster.
     
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    henderman Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    when i bought a classic series tele with the original split shaft tuners like you have they became my favorite.

    i only wish the turning ratio for the split tuners was higher like most modern tuning pegs.
     
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    Look into Kluson Revolution tuners. They are split shaft and have a 19:1 ratio.
     
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  11. Yves

    Yves Most Honored Senior Member

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    they're the right ones on this Strat. I like them too. I have had trouble getting the high E to settle. what I did was to insert a small off-cut from the Low E inside the hole together with the high E end. Once tuned up it stayed fine.
     
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    WhiteWabbit Senior Stratmaster

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    I found it easier than the regular tuners after watching this video.
     
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    henderman Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    thank you !
     
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  14. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

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    By a landslide. No sharp edges that get me every time I open the gigbag and an absolute breeze to string up, no trying to hold the string in place while you try to get a few turns in and then it still slips at the last second.
    Modern tuners and me, we never had real issues, but vintage tuners just get me, y'know...
     
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    Believer7713 Most Honored Senior Member Silver Member

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    I am from a different school than most. I do not like vintage style tuners. I like the bigger tuners plus my favorites are lockers and will cut the strings off for you when you tune up.

    Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
     
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    Wrighty Senior Stratmaster

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    The truss rod on that Gibson needs some serious attention
     
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    Wrighty Senior Stratmaster

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    I’m confused. He seems to be turning the tuner the wrong way, but then he’s not! I figure it’s a lefty guitar?
     
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    circles Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Dang I hate learnin' new stuff.
     
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    Anything vintage rocks
     
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  20. Will Lefeurve

    Will Lefeurve Senior Stratmaster

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    Of all the tuners on my guitars the vintage slots are my favourite. They are a synch to string up, and don't slip if you do the job properly. As @Nate D says.. they're the original locking tuners. Simplicity beats all.. :thumb:
     
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