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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by circles, Aug 11, 2019.
Yea he’s a lefty.
I remove factory fitted lockers and replace them with proper vintage machine heads.
I love em but it’s your strat so ditch em if there not for you .... someone will buy em
Here’s my vintage tuner cheat sheet:
I usually start with the Low E string. Just pull each string as indicated on the sheet, clip it, stick that end in the tuner hole and start cranking... easy peasy...
Here’s my modern tuner cheat sheet:
Vintage tuners are terrible.
I hate them with a passion.
I've been playing for almost 15 years, and had to deal with them for the first time last year- and my god they are BAD.
I spent hours fiddling with them, watching videos, following them to a tee and I couldn't manage a single string.
Dumped them right in the trash.
Made a thread about it here and got roasted lol.
+1 for vintage tuners. I put them on everything, even omelettes and nachos.
Love the vintage tuners; hate regular tuners here. There are several posts on how to measure the strings. Then stick the string in the hole, hold the strings down with the thumb of your right hand and use a peg winder to wind the string. But I started out with a Fender guitar with split posts, and that was the only guitar I had for years. I've never gotten the hand of standard-type tuners to get nice, even winds so I would replace the standard tuners with locking tuners.
Vintage all the way. Easiest tuners to restring with period.
I prefer the vintage style tuners. Plus, anything else on a Fender just looks wrong. Although I do have locking Fender tuners on an Am. Special Tele, and I like them just fine. That's more of a modern type Tele, though, and the previous owner put them on. So, I said I'd let it slide on that one.
Vintage style all day.
Measure right, string end down hole, lovely and neat.
Look best too.
I'm going to 'tough it out' for a while. Just used to the other way. I'm kind of surprised people still use this system, as I don't see an real advantage. Not knocking it, just it was... unexpected....
(sorry any chance for a Monty Python reference cannot be passed up)
My favorite style tuner if the Fender vintage. I have a set of fender locking ones on another guitar but I prefer the vintage.
I won't buy a Fender guitar without this style of machine head.
Never had an issue with them, and they have never gotten loose or slack on any of the fenders I have owned.
I guess the modern locking machine heads are possibly better geared, but since I have never had an ounce of trouble with the standard offering, I'm sticking with them.
Yeah I'd have to agree - even though I have locking tuners on my Dusenberg, Gretsch and one gibson, the vintage fenders are super easy to restring and maintain their tension equally as well as locking tuners.
I love the vintage style tuners. Simple, effective and beautiful.
As some have pointed out as long as you string correctly than your set. Some of my guitars have locking tuners which I love as well but it can’t get anymore simpler and nice as the vintage style tuners.
But then again it’s all up to the player and what you like and/or prefer.
I have them on most of my guitars and I think that there is nothing wrong with them. Split shaft posts makes you don't have the "loose" portion of the cut string so it doesn't ruin gig bags and don't pierce your fingers when you clean the headstock. I make also the "synthetic locking" kind of stringing on these tuners. I'm pretty sure you can find locking versions or "hole" version of this tuners. Take a look to Schallers... they have a lot of choices making them some kind of "hardware custom shop".
Yeah, he mentioned it towards the end, threw me to start with, cheers!
Love em. Clip the string two tuner posts past the one you are using, shove the end in the whole and wrap that thing. I can change and tune up all 6 strings on my Tele and Strat with them in 7 minuets or less.
I have Fender vintage tuners on my number 1 Strat. I love them.
I also bleed less with them.
That's the video I used.
Not trying to start an argument but i have to disagree. Heres why.
I only struggled with it because i needed a third hand to hold my phone and didnt have one. Hands down the fastest and easiest restring IMO
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