Electromatics

Locking Tuners and Hipshot Xtenders

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I have a Gretsch Stump-o-matic and I'm thinking about locking tuners as well as a hipshot xtender. Is it a problem if I got a hipshot, but wanted to have different tuners for the other 5? I've heard Sperzels are nice.. also heard D'addario, and Grover are good. Anyone installed locking tuners on their Gretsch that would recommend a certain brand? Or does anyone know of any by experience? It would be nice to find a drop in set of tuners so that I didn't have to drill. Is that even a possibility now or do all aftermarket tuners require drilling?

Thanks for all the help

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I have Sperzel locking tuners on an Annie and a Spectra Sonic and I love them. They look great to me and make my guitar life much easier. I think t would be a nice upgrade for a Stump-O-Matic. Not sure about the Hipshot thingy.

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In 63 years of playung guitar, I have never once encountered a tuning problem caused by a tuner. As I've said before, 111% of all tuning problems are caused by improperly filed nuts.

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Some folks like locking tuners because they are easy and fast to restring. I agree the culprit is usually the nut.

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Some folks like locking tuners because they are easy and fast to restring. I agree the culprit is usually the nut.

– Mark W

Exactly.

The only REAL need for locking tuners.

Ease.

  • Makes restringing a bigsby easy.
  • Makes restringing a guitar quickly easy.

Almost all of my guitar have locking tuners for these reasons.

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I just had new Klusons installed to replace the original import copies that were deficient on my ProJet. Drop in screws in the back, but the holes had to be reamed to fit the shaft. According to the tech, ANY replacement will require reaming to fit.

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i put Sta-Tites on my 08 Pro Jet with no reaming, just filling and drilling screw holes.


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