Locking tuners. Problem solved. Yes?
It is curious. I'd say it was a holdover from the pre-pickup years, but they flattened the angle in the 1960's for a while. It looks unusual to not have that Gibson step angle but they have less issues. And then they went back to the step angle - for a reason?Nobody is thinking it's by accident but I've never heard a compelling reasoning to why they do this. Maybe it's because some people think more break angle equals more sustain or something (it doesn't). I personally think the strings fanning out is much more of a problem.
That and I've always assumed that this was fairly common knowledge since the day that I learned about it in 1968.So after 11 minutes, the point is to keep the string moving off the tuner at the top of the winds. If that's it, this could be a 30 second video and is easy enough to try.
Yeah, that's guy's videos have increasingly become loaded with filler material and BS. He's clearly a decent player but he's falling into the clickbait trap, like so many others.So after 11 minutes, the point is to keep the string moving off the tuner at the top of the winds. If that's it, this could be a 30 second video and is easy enough to try.
It's more of a problem on Gibson because of the high angled headstock (17deg), less of a problem on Epiphones (12deg), and even less on PRS (9deg). This changes the downward pressure in the nut slots. It also reduces the propensity to break the headstocks off.Basically, when you string the G, B, and E string, you simply string/wind up rather than down...
I understand how preferences change, and although I'm full on Les Paul fan (I own three historics R4 R7 R0, and two Heritage H150s), I have been playing my Zemaitis guitars lately which are 25" scale, and a PRS Custom 22. The neck position tones are quite a bit different than Les Pauls, not better, just a fun diversion...There are far cheaper ways to sound out of tune!!
Just teasing. I played a Gibson classic for a decade and I loved them and had no tuning issues. Not sure what happened but now I much prefer the 25.5” scale. I’ve had 4 different Gibson’s the past couple years trying to bring back that love I had for them. Weird how preferences change.