New Tuners for my PRS McCarty, which ones?

partytrain

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On my gig on Friday, I had an unfortunate incident with my strap, and my PRS McCarty took a fall. It appears that the brunt of the damage was focused on the G Tuner which was bent and pushed in a little. It still seems to function, for now, but I am concerned with the long term effects that may show up. I was thinking that maybe it would be a good time to go ahead and change the tuners. It's a 2001 McCarty, so it has the vintage style (built by Gotoh according to PRS).

I'm mainly just wondering if anyone has a suggestion as to which direction I should go? I'd really like to be able to install new ones without drilling new holes, if that's even possible. Anybody got a suggestion?
 

doublescale1

Suhr S-Classic, V60LP's, Soft V neck
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go here and send them an email asking your question- http://www.prsguitars.com/ptc/ - its the PRS Tech Center - horses mouth - If I was a guitar tech who knew for sure I'd tell you but since I'm not, I know this will work and it will be accurate info.
take a look here - no endorsemet of the retailer they just showed up on the top of hte google search: Schaller Strap locks - I've been using them since the early 90's - never an unfortunate incident as you described, that is such a drag.
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...=b&network=g&gclid=COH5t5y879ACFQQcaQodSXUOTA
 

partytrain

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go here and send them an email asking your question- http://www.prsguitars.com/ptc/ - its the PRS Tech Center - horses mouth - If I was a guitar tech who knew for sure I'd tell you but since I'm not, I know this will work and it will be accurate info.
take a look here - no endorsemet of the retailer they just showed up on the top of hte google search: Schaller Strap locks - I've been using them since the early 90's - never an unfortunate incident as you described, that is such a drag.
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...=b&network=g&gclid=COH5t5y879ACFQQcaQodSXUOTA
Thanks, I did initially contact PRS but they didn't have much to say other than referring me to stewmac. I checked them out, and I found the Gotoh Vintage Keystone, which looks very similar to what's on there now. I was really just looking to see if anyone had suggestions that they've used.
 

doublescale1

Suhr S-Classic, V60LP's, Soft V neck
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Thanks, I did initially contact PRS but they didn't have much to say other than referring me to stewmac. I checked them out, and I found the Gotoh Vintage Keystone, which looks very similar to what's on there now. I was really just looking to see if anyone had suggestions that they've used.
I had put a set of the Tone Pro's locking Kluson's on my '06 McCarty (still in use) but those are no longer available - they were a direct drop-in replacement, kept the guitar looking factory orig. Surprised that the PRS Tech center was no more help than that...
 




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