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 Post subject: Replacement Tuners
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:11 am 
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Where do y'all find tuners that either match the stock LP-type tuners or that don't require any drilling or mods?


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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Tuners
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:45 am 
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There are several sources and several different tuners used over the years. If you post a picture, we will try and point you in the right direction


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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Tuners
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:24 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Tuners
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:35 pm 
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Sorry to be a pain but a close up would be more helpful. Nice looking guitar BTW (at least from the back).


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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Tuners
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:23 am 
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A single replacement for the one would be nice, but if I have to buy a set, I want to find a set that will not need hole reaming or new holes drilled, ya know?


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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Tuners
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:57 pm 
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Those are a bit odd. I am away from home but will do some digging in the parts box when I get back. Something about them looks familiar.


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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Tuners
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:52 pm 
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Those look just like Electra tuners without the inserts. Here are X210's
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I suspect these would drop right in but there would be a hole showing.
http://www.guitarfetish.com/Full-Size-G ... p_278.html


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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Tuners
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:31 pm 
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Yep. If I can't source original, and intend to re-sell, which of these GFS sets would be the better choice?
http://www.guitarfetish.com/Full-Size-G ... p_278.html <will leave one hole exposed>
http://www.guitarfetish.com/3x3-Keyston ... _p_36.html <big change in style>


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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Tuners
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:13 am 
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Just my 2ยข's mind you, but I'd go with the Gibson styled ones to keep from exposing a drilled hole.

Of all the things I look for in a guitar, even a collector grade purchase, the bottom of the checklist is tuners / machineheads. I guess I find that efficiency trumps originality there.

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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Tuners
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:20 pm 
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There's no guarantee those Keystones would line up exactly - I'm sure they would be very close. If it was me I'd buy a new set of Grovers like these.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Grover-Tuners-1 ... 256ad3aaa0


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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Tuners
PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:09 pm 
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You shouldnt have much trouble finding a suitable replacement on EBay,,,those are 70's era made by Gotoh....Ibanez, Electra, Aria and a bunch of the other Japanese companies used them. The Ibanez/Electra version had the "Star" on the back and the other manufacturers used the ones with the Gotoh logo (its like a crooked arrow). I just got a set from EBay for $14, but they were missing the ferrels....keep in mind that there are two different types, one with a push in ferrel and the other with the screw in type. Electra used the screw in type (Star) on some models and the pushin type (Electra logo) on others....


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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Tuners
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:20 am 
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/70s-Gotoh-Tuner ... 45ffefa3c2

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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Tuners
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:34 am 
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jdwhealton wrote:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/70s-Gotoh-Tuners-Same-Ibanez-Star-Tuners-w-o-Star-70s-Metal-Guitars-Last-Set-/300646638530?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45ffefa3c2


Nice find JD - Those are perfect drop in replacements and a good price too.


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 Post subject: Re: Replacement Tuners
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:14 pm 
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Here's a set of Electra Tuners with two screw holes:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chrome-tuners-3 ... 500wt_1099


Cheap starting bid too...

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