Replacing Tuners on Les Paul

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by ndemattheis, May 1, 2008.

  1. ndemattheis

    ndemattheis Member

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    I have 1978 Les Paul Standard with the original tuners. I think they need to be replaced, but I have no clue what to replace them with. Any suggestions would me much appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    I think Grover Rotomatics work great, and just look *right* on a LP.
     
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    why do you think they need to be replaced? (tuning problems are almost always at the nut, not the keys.)
     
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    It seems like there is a lot of play in them. When I turn them it does immediately catch. There is also some sticking. They are very old. Even if they are not the cause of the tuning problem, they should probably be replaced.
     
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    A '78 Les Paul is starting to bring a lot of money, replacing stock parts can have an effect on it's value. If the tuners are shot, make sure you buy something that fits without drilling. Keep the old tuners handy too. But I would first get it set up properly, then see if it's tuners or not.
     

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