Electromatics

Thinking about Locking Tuners for Gretsch Stump-o-Matic

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They come with regular vintage tuners I believe. I would appreciate some help because I'm not really sure where to start. Would I just need a set of vintage locking tuners or are there specific types that work better with Gretsch guitars?

2

You might try wrapping your strings differently first. After the string goes through the tuner shaft, wind the string above the hole for a full turn then the remainder below. Makes for great tuning stability.

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If I wanted locking though what should I be looking for?

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You're in luck. The Stump-O-Matic comes with Kluson style tuners and Gotoh makes two different types of locking post vintage Kluson style tuners that are probably a drop in replacement. On the older style, the post locks from the top and you need a small screwdriver or ever a dime to lock in the strings. On the newer style, they lock from the back like the Gotoh Magnums, except they utilize the vintage Kluson style housing.

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Gretschadelphia nailed it, I think. But lx is raising a good question: What makes you think you want locking tuners. You shouldn't need them, so is there a problem you're trying to solve?

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Locking tuners are for quick string changes. They do not do anything for tuning stability.

However I do have them on my Tenny and Strat. Came stock.

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No question, locking tuners make string changes fast and easy, especially with a Bigsby but any quality tuners will work perfectly well as long as the nut is cut properly (and lubricated) and the strings are properly wound to the tuner posts.

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No question, locking tuners make string changes fast and easy, especially with a Bigsby but any quality tuners will work perfectly well as long as the nut is cut properly (and lubricated) and the strings are properly wound to the tuner posts.

– Gretschadelphia

I'm not finding any Kluson style tuners on Gotoh's website... are they listed under a different name?


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