Best locking tuner?

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  1. titansfan4196

    titansfan4196 Member

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    In your experience, what are the most reliable locking tuners for a stratocaster?
     
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    Neanderthal Head Supporting Member

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    Interested, too (though for a Tele). My buddy swears by Kluson.
     
  3. Colnago

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    I’ve always just used the Fender (Ping, I assume) branded ones with the 2 pins.
     
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    The Fender Locking tuners are excellent and reasonably priced. I've used them on virtually every fender I've had (a dozen or more). I also just used some Schallers on a PRS SE, and they're excellent too, but pricey.
     
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    I like Hipshot
     
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    I dig Kluson Revolutions.
     
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    Stormin Tele's and Plexis Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Sperzels have worked just fine for me over the last 20-25 years.
     
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    I've used Schaller, Gotoh and Sperzel over the years. All work as expected and have been reliable with zero issues.
     
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    Fenders locking tuners for what else but Fenders. Work well, takes about 10 minutes to install, and no drilling or other mismatched fits with pins that don’t line up right.
     
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    Kluson Revolution and Fender Vintage Locking Tuners.
     
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    For Fenders I like the Gotoh SD-91. Looks like a Kluson style tuner, but they're locking, and they're staggered so you don't need string trees.
     
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    The new Kluson Revolution are FAN-TAS-TIC !


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    I just bought some gold Fender locking tuners. Not too expensive and work perfectly. Plus it takes about two minutes to replace them. No annoying drilling or anything.
     
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    I have a set of Schaller locking tuners on my main Strat that have been on it for over 10 years with no problems.

    I have the Ping branded Fender tuners on another guitar that have also been flawless.
     
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    I put Fenders on my Telecasters... they do what they have to do and look awesome.
     
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    The Fender-branded (Schaller), lockers work well.
     
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    I have Scallers on one of my Strats, too. They work excellently.
     
  19. Ron Kirn

    Ron Kirn Gold Supporting Member Vendor

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    for me, . . the best looking, with a look of unprecedented quality are the Schallers... The GraphTech Ratios are darn nice too, and probably the smoothest I have encountered.. Sperzels are excellent too, but have a kind of a "less refined" appearance when measured against the Schallers or ratios... I rarely see anything else, so they remain unexplored territory..

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    Planet Waves on everything I have and work on for a long time. No wrap is good and I like the 18:1 ratio.
     
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