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    My “replica” Les Paul has 5 real Gibson Keystones, and one Fender Kluson (A string). This was a short term fix, when the garbage Gibson tuner crapped out.

    I was going to get a set of Gotohs with Keystone keys, but I’m thinking maybe I just use it this way for now. It looks goofy, but is functional. I also have 5 Schaller somethings I took off a PRS. It would look less goofy with one of those than the Fender, but still grossly mismatched.

    Currently, the guitar has an extremely worn nickel T-Top in the bridge, a black/white ‘59 in the neck, and a gold tailpiece with 90% of the plating chipped off, so the odd-ball tuner isn’t exactly the only mutt part.
    "Patience is key. Hard work is obligatory. And itís the decisions you make right now, not the habits of the past, that will shape your success in the future." - Janek Gwizdala

  • #2
    That would throw my OCD into a fit

    I would get some guyker tuners off Amazon for 30 bucks
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    • #3
      If I put any money into it, it’ll be the same Gotohs with Keystone keys I put on my PRS. They’re cheap, like $45, and I’ve never been disappointed by Gotoh.

      I’m pretty blown away by how crappy the Gibson stamped ones are, though. The Fenders are the same style tuner, and they all work great.
      "Patience is key. Hard work is obligatory. And itís the decisions you make right now, not the habits of the past, that will shape your success in the future." - Janek Gwizdala

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      • #4
        I would eventually give birth to livestock if I had one tuner different on a guitar and didn't fix it.
        I have moderate bilateral hearing loss in the upper midrange and lower treble. I tend to think sounds are quieter, darker, and bassier than they probably really are.

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        • #5
          *sigh*

          If I fix the tuner, then I'm gonna have to get a more complementary-looking pickup, and replace the stop bar, as well. Then I'll feel obligated to put a plastic tip on the switch.
          "Patience is key. Hard work is obligatory. And itís the decisions you make right now, not the habits of the past, that will shape your success in the future." - Janek Gwizdala

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JB_From_Hell View Post
            *sigh*

            If I fix the tuner, then I'm gonna have to get a more complementary-looking pickup, and replace the stop bar, as well. Then I'll feel obligated to put a plastic tip on the switch.
            Yeah, I think everyone needs to have a mutt in their stable.

            I miss the 80's (girls) !!!

            Seymour Duncans currently in use - In Les Pauls: Custom(b)/Jazz(n), Distortion(b)/Jazz(n), '59(b)/'59(n) w/A4 mag, P-Rails(b)/P-Rails(n); In a Bullet S-3: P-Rails(b)/stock/Vintage Stack Tele(n); In a Dot: Seth Lover(b)/Seth Lover(n); In a Del Mar: Mag Mic; In a Lead II: Custom Shop Fender X-1(b)

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            • #7
              The Gibson tuners are crappy
              thats five to one
              One crappy tuner has already decided to bail out
              Ditch thise free loading rascals
              You can age the new ones

              Buff them with some steel wool
              and pult them in a closed container with som vinegar
              Not in the vinegar just where the fumes can get to them

              Then wha-la
              Aged tuners
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              Just here surfing Guitar Pron
              RG2EX1 w/ SD hot-rodded pickups / RG4EXFM1 w/ Carvin S22j/b + FVN middle
              SR500 / Martin 000CE-1/Epiphone Hummingbird
              Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
              Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
              Reptile Green Gibson Custom Studio / Aqua Dean Shire semi hollow with piezo
              Carvin Belair / Laney GC80A Acoustic Amp (a gift from Guitar Player Mag)
              GNX3000 (yea I'm a modeler)

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              • #8
                I'd throw lightweight open locking tuners on there, hopefully with a higher ratio than stock.
                Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                • #9
                  Yeah, I'd have to change them all, too.

                  Plus, any guitar I *know* has crap tuners gets an upgrade out of the gate. No hesitation, no question...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mincer View Post
                    I'd throw lightweight open locking tuners on there, hopefully with a higher ratio than stock.
                    I had a guitar with the Hipshot open tuners and didn’t really like them. The tuners on my PRS 305 have the locking screw on top, which I think I prefer.
                    "Patience is key. Hard work is obligatory. And itís the decisions you make right now, not the habits of the past, that will shape your success in the future." - Janek Gwizdala

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                    • #11
                      Every tuner should be of high-quality but unique from any other.
                      They should even print two or three word messages on them like those little heart candies people buy for Valentine's Day. ("practice more","you suck","Jimi rulez" ect..)

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                      • #12
                        If it's dead-nuts reliable, leave it as is. If it's not...
                        Ain't nothin' but a G thang, baby.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Benjy_26 View Post
                          If it's dead-nuts reliable, leave it as is. If it's not...
                          The Fender tuner is fine, but I don’t trust the rest of the Gibbies not to fail.

                          Gonna go whole hog and give it a makeover. New bar, pickup, and tuners.
                          "Patience is key. Hard work is obligatory. And itís the decisions you make right now, not the habits of the past, that will shape your success in the future." - Janek Gwizdala

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