View Full Version : Can someone recommend me some high quality tuners?
01-18-2007, 07:14 PM
I took my guitar to a reputable guy in town to get it set-up, last week. He called me tonight to tell me its done. But he told me I should probably change the tuners. The guitar is a 74 Gibson Les Paul Custom, it's black with gold hardware, so obviously I will want gold tuners. He recommended that I get Schaller M6 I believe they were called.
(must be these: http://www.schaller-guitarparts.de/1113.htm)
Just wondering what everyone thinks of schaller tuners, and if anyone would recommend any other kind.
This guitar is my baby, so price is not an issue. :)
01-18-2007, 07:55 PM
What is the problem with the tuners? I wouldn't be changing them unless I had to. If they are broken, buy some new parts for them and repair them. Most tuning problems are at the nut, not the tuners.
If you are going to change them I would go with Grovers. They are the most popular replacement tuners for a Les Paul.
01-18-2007, 08:03 PM
Are they vintage style, Gibson Deluxe, crimped back tuners? If the casings are loose your guy is absolutely correct. Replace them.
I recommned Schallers, Grover, or Gotoh, depending on the style, features...tuning ratio, locking, etc.
01-18-2007, 09:24 PM
I'd use Grovers. They came stock on a lot of Gibson Customs. They'd look most right on your guitar.
01-18-2007, 09:34 PM
I'm pickin the guitar up tomorrow, so I will get some more specific info on why I should be replacing them. Thanks so far for the tips.
I don't know specifically what the problem is, but I know that for a few of them (especially the B string) the gears don't turn consistantly. So I willbe trying to tune, and a certain amount of a turn will go a certain amount of a pitch, and then all of a sudden there will be a huge jump of like a semitone or so. That probably has somethign to do with it. :)
Anyways, like i said, I will get the details tomorrow.
EDIT: OMG my 100th post :BEER
01-19-2007, 11:52 AM
This tuning problem is definatly at the tuners. The gears are 'back turning' apparently. Like I said most notable with the B string, but defintly a problem. He also told me that a previous owner has replaced the tuners already, and then put the originals back on to sell it.
My tuner style terminology is bad, so I don't know what style they are... but i'll just post a pic.
The tech did say that I should stay away from Grovers, he said he thinks that the Schallers are much better. And I know he's not tryin to get a sale or anything. :rotflmao
So I guess my question should be, what is the downside if I go with the Schallers?
01-19-2007, 11:59 AM
I don't know of any negative info on the Schallers other tyhan those with the crimped on casing (backs). I would just recommend stamped or sealed backs, some Schallers have them, the vintage styles do not I believe. Can't go wrong with the Gotoh tuners either.
01-19-2007, 12:16 PM
Schallers, Sperzels, TonePros...http://www.tonepros.com/whats_new.htm
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