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I'm developing an obsession with Sta-Tite Tuners and I'm wondering if are a straight replacement for Kluson/Gibson Deluxe style machine heads. What do I have to look out for? And what is the difference between 'vertical' and 'horizontal'?

Thanks ever so much, Nick

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I thought there really weren't any 'drop in' tuners so to speak, I thought a little routing was required. I have a 5120, so I don't know if the holes on that are a different size than what you have. I think 'vertical' tuners were for a solid guitar headstock, while 'horizontal' tuners were for a nylon-string guiars' headstock. Although I could be completely wrong, so don't quote me on that last part...

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Your best bet would be to go to http://www.stewmac.com/ and check out their tuner section as they provide every little measurement and that way you would know for sure.

As far as hole in the headstock, Kluson and Sta-Tites are the same, 9/32". Your main concern is the screw hole mounting measurement.

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On page: 58 of Stew-Mac's latest catalog, the Sta-Tights and the Klusons aren't even close to being a drop in. The Klusons are smalller however so you may be able to hide the old screw holes under the new tuners.

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thanks for you help, guys. The headstock of the guitar I'm thinking about is pretty knackered so I'm not overly concerned with screw holes and footprints matching. I was worrying about 'big' holes and whether or not I would conversion bushings etc.

Thanks!

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Those 18:1 reissue Sta Tites are killer... solved a lot of tuning probs.

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There's a Gotoh tuner that looks just like a Sta-tite that seemingly drops right in. I'd like to know which one this is too!

" I then took my Jet to Performance Guitar in Hollywood (they've done work for many big name guitar players- Steve Vai, Michael Schenker, Paul Gilbert, Zappa, Black Crowes, Los Lobos, Megadeth, etc. They put in TV Jones Classic PUs, shielded the entire guitar, installed a graphite nut, and did a complete setup. They also installed (superior) Gotoh tuners that fit in the exact holes w/ no modifications."


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