Les Paul Tuners Question
Posted 10 March 2008 - 11:37 PM
I had a general question on stock tuners Gibson that have used on LP's over the last twenty years.
Below is a picture of LP Standard I was thinking of buying with Gotoh tuners.
I know that recent years LP's have been shipped with Green keystone tuners Green (Kluson) but my question is did they have different options in the 80's/90's?
'58 LG-2 w/ Bob Colosi Black Buffalo Horn Bridge pins
'63 Country Western
'64 J-50 w/ Bob Colosi Bone Bridge pins
'79 ES-335 TD
'82 Epi Sheraton (MIJ)
'97 Epi Sheraton II (USA)
'49 Martin 00-17 w/ Bob Colosi Bone Bridge pins
..........................................................and a few Harmony's
Posted 10 March 2008 - 11:53 PM
1971 SG Standard Lyre Maestro tremolo, Cherry, original patent number sticker humbuckers
1983 Corvus, old gold, 3 single coil pups with 5 way selector switch
1997 Blueshawk, red/gold hardware,2 blues 90 pups with rotary vary sound selector
2002 Fender Strat MIM Standard
2006 LP project, refinished with a gold leaf top, Seymour Duncan pups with Jimmy Page set-up
2006 Johnny A custom, 57 Classic pups
2007 JP EDS 1275, Jimmy Page pups
2007 LP classic Heritage Cherry Sunburst, 496R and 500T ceramic humbucker pups
2007 LP Robot Guitar 1st edition, 490R and 498T pups
2007 LP Custom black/gold hardware, 490R and 498T pups
2007 Brain May, Red Special 3 Andeson Tri-Sonics pups
2008 Alhambra Acoustic model Auditorium Luthier. Hand painted one of a kind...
2011 Fender Strat Mahogany Crimson Red 2 Tex Mex single coils, 1 humbucker and S1 switch
2013 Fender Acoustic CD140SCE NAT
2014 Pignose travel guitar, 1 humbucker with built-in speaker and 1watt amp
2014 Taylor 214ce Deluxe Auditorium cutaway. Natural gloss finish
2014 Gibson ES 175 D 1959 Historic, vintage burst, 57 classic pups
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Posted 11 March 2008 - 06:40 AM
no other tuner can ompare to grover rotomatics
and the 18:1 ratio makes it easy to be in perfect tune.
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Posted 11 March 2008 - 11:54 AM
Posted 11 March 2008 - 12:18 PM
The only issue I have with the Kluson tuners are those long stems. They just beg to be bent at one time or another. I bent one badly on my Studio, so I replaced the tuners with Grovers.
2002 SG Supreme
2006 Les Paul Standard LE
2008 SG Classic
Posted 12 March 2008 - 08:23 AM
Posted 12 March 2008 - 09:57 AM
Another factor is weight. Doesn't really make a difference on a les paul, but grovers weigh more than kluson style tuners and on a light bodied guitar can aggravate a neck dive problem if one exists.
I prefer kluson style for appearance myself because I think they look classy and I don't like grabbing a cold metal button when i go to tune http://forum.gibson....tyle_emoticons/default/smile.gif If I could find 6IL sets, I'd have replaced the machines on my explorers already.
Posted 12 March 2008 - 05:00 PM
Man, I hadn't thought of that yet!!! Now I'll have to find a lefty Explorer owner, we'll each buy a 3+3 set, and swap the opposite sides!
Posted 13 March 2008 - 10:05 AM
A while back I bought Grover locking rotomatics for one of my flying v's. They work, and they're obviously a nice drop in repalcement if you had grovers installed previously, but the posts are super tall on them and it makes it kinda look like you have a forest or a colelction of organ pipes on the headstock of the guitar. On the upside, there's no wheel you gotta tighten or anything, they lock automatically.