Anyone else hate vintage tuners?

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  1. Texas_Blues

    Texas_Blues Member

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    I love my RW, but I can't stand putting on new strings, these split tuners are so difficult compared to my other strat's modern tuners. Anyone else hate these split tuners?:boxer
     
  2. John Thigpen

    John Thigpen Supporting Member

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    I disagree...I prefer them to almost everything else. When my oldest son was one, he grabbed a headstock and pricked his finger on the string end and started bawling. That doesn't happen with vintage Kluson style tuners.

    I really hate the 70's Fender tuners with the F on the back. My '72 Tele came with them (in 1972), and I couldn't change them fast enough. Cheap crap.

    John
     
  3. ROKY

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    :agree
     
  4. Ayrton

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    There are few things in life that I despise more than Fender sealed tuners.

    I like vintage tuners on strats and teles.
     
  5. Platypus

    Platypus not in rivers, but in drops Staff Member

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    Vintage tuners are way easier for me
     
  6. Stike

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    Gimmie a locking Sperzel any day.
     
  7. bluesgolfer

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    I agree. Love the split tuners. That's all I'll ever get now.
     
  8. strat6866

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    Love the split tuners. Sell me yours.
     
  9. buddastrat

    buddastrat Supporting Member

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    They are simplest and best.
     
  10. LensOfMadness

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    I love the vintage tuners as well. I'm on a mission to put them on all my guitars now. It's just so much neater not to have to mess with the ends of the strings sticking out.
     
  11. Guitarzandstuff

    Guitarzandstuff Silver Supporting Member

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    Gotta agree with most! Love em.... simply cut, poke, turn!!
     
  12. Tomo

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    I love vintage tuners. I even put real 60s vintage tuners on my SRV strat.

    Tomo
     
  13. stevieboy

    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Silver Supporting Member

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    I find them much easier, takes me a lot less time to change strings on my Fenders than my Gibsons etc.
     
  14. JamminJoe

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    It is almost unanimous here. I wish I could put vintage tuners on AmSer tele and strat without leaving any holes. I much prefer the vintage split tuners.
     
  15. shark_bite

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    Hahaha. I don't even see the point in throwing my opinion in too.

    It almost looks like you were trolling there, bud. :roll
     
  16. R13D

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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
  17. Aran

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    I like the Klusons on my Les Paul but the shafts are a tad short so you have to be careful how much wrap you have on the lower strings. Other than that idiosyncrasy I have no problem with them.
     
  18. MarkF786

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    I was a huge fan of locking tuners - then I came across vintage tuners with safety posts. Wow, they are great and very easy to use. Here's how you do it:

    1. Cut the string about an inch past the post
    2. Insert the string end into the hole in the post and bend it into the slot.
    3. Tune to pitch.

    This will give you a couple of string wraps around the post and it stays in pitch just as well as locking tuners.

    Mark
     
  19. Dubious

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    i love the split tuners too

    you know you can just string em and wrap em the REGULAR way without putting the ends down in the hole.
     
  20. Texas_Blues

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    Wow, lol it seems like Im the minority here. I cut the b string a little bit too much (It only tunes to a then comes out of the little hole), now I have to go buy a whole new set. Maybe it's because I've had this guitar for a month and I've had my other strat for 4 years.
     

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