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#1 User is offline   ThemisSal 

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 03:05 AM

Gents, I do have one pet peeve about the AJ I now have. The tuners are sticky and creaky. They are Grover open back tuners... I believe 15:1.
Would Grover STA Tites 18:1 be a direct fit? IF there is an easy and inexpensive swap, Iím game.
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 03:19 AM

Bit of lube ??
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 03:26 AM

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Bit of lube ??


Tried some 3-1 grunt....
I think itís the tuners.
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 04:48 AM

Tuners on my j15 suck as well
Couple of them slip and are loose. Tightened the wee screw on the nobs but just goes loose again
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 05:04 AM

Similar behavior with my Hummingbird's tuners. (tight, sticky, not smooth, etc)
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 05:52 AM

View PostThemisSal, on 10 October 2018 - 03:05 AM, said:

Gents, I do have one pet peeve about the AJ I now have. The tuners are sticky and creaky. They are Grover open back tuners... I believe 15:1.
Would Grover STA Tites 18:1 be a direct fit? IF there is an easy and inexpensive swap, I’m game.


They should be a direct fit. The older 14:1 were not that great, the newer 18:1 are an improvement.
My AJ came with Waverly's, but I think they have slightly different measurements to be an easy fit. check if you have the old 14:1 tuners, than I would just go with the new 18:1 Grovers

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:45 AM

I agree with others - just hit the tuners with some Triflow. That stuff is survival supply when you own guitars. While you always need to check before you buy, the Stat-tites should be a drop in replacement. I put a set on one of my Harmony Sovereigns. They are really nice tuners.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 09:18 AM

I took some nice 18:1 open gear Grover butterbeans off an SJ and replaced them with Waverly cream buttons.
You're welcome to them if you want them. Just PM me.
I think the AJ's look better with the butterbeans.
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 10:02 AM

Dave awesome offer.

Sadly, I just ordered the tuners....

Thanks anyway....
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 03:28 PM

View PostDave F, on 10 October 2018 - 09:18 AM, said:

I took some nice 18:1 open gear Grover butterbeans off an SJ and replaced them with Waverly cream buttons.
You're welcome to them if you want them. Just PM me.
I think the AJ's look better with the butterbeans.
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My AJ came with those tuners, they were quite good and I'm thinking about replacing those on my HD 28V as Waverlys are very expensive.
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Posted 11 October 2018 - 01:31 AM

View PostThemisSal, on 10 October 2018 - 03:05 AM, said:

Gents, I do have one pet peeve about the AJ I now have. The tuners are sticky and creaky. They are Grover open back tuners... I believe 15:1.
Would Grover STA Tites 18:1 be a direct fit? IF there is an easy and inexpensive swap, I’m game.


The stock Grover open back Sta-Tites backs on my 2012 AJ absolutely SUCKED! I replaced them with a set of the 18:1 Sta-Tites and can attest they are a direct fit. No need to swap the original bushings and it's a super simple swap. My g-string tuner was getting harder and harder to turn, and the others were starting to crappy. Dare I say though, the originals are also 18:1 as well (I never counted the gears on the old tuners), but I've had the 18:1 Sta-Tites on a few Martin 15 series I used to own and they never felt as bas as the OEM Sta-Tites that came on my 2012 AJ. The originals that came on my AJ just don't seem to last. I have a buddy who is a pretty well-known singer/songwriter who has a couple custom Stonebridge custom guitars and he also had the Standard-tites on his guitars and mid tour he had one of the tuners totally crap out on him.

I still replaced mine with a new set of 18:1's. So far so good.

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