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#1 User is offline   twowaymuir 

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:41 PM

Does anyone know the tuning key post hole diameter for the EP. SG Special?

I am looking to upgrade to some Grover tuners and am wondering what size exists before ordering parts.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 01:09 PM

Twowaymuir,
First things first.

Welcome to the forum....No matter what, pics are a good thing.

When you say SG Special, are you talking about the one with 1 vol and 1 tone like this?
http://www.musicians...electric-guitar

If so, do your tuners look like this?

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 01:21 PM

The cheap covered tuners are 8mm. The die-cast tuners are 10mm.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 01:33 PM

Willy,

That is the correct model to a tee at link that you posted. Bought it about 2 months ago new.


I am at work and can't see the guitar which is at home, but it seems that the tuner does look look your included pic.

Thanks for your reply.

Christopher







View PostWhitmore Willy, on 11 November 2011 - 01:09 PM, said:

Twowaymuir,
First things first.

Welcome to the forum....No matter what, pics are a good thing.

When you say SG Special, are you talking about the one with 1 vol and 1 tone like this?
http://www.musicians...electric-guitar

If so, do your tuners look like this?

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Willy


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Posted 11 November 2011 - 01:35 PM

Then RTH covered it and is correct.
If those are your tuners they are 8mm holes.
Grovers use 10mm.

The holes can be converted to 10mm but consider.
SGs tend to be neck heavy anyway.
Grovers are heavy tuners.
There are some members around here that know of lighter (and I believe) direct replacement upgrades. Hopefully, one of them will chime in.

If you have your heart set on Grovers we can help with that too. (If you need it)

Willy

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 01:56 PM

Thanks for the info guys, I am also a fellow Michigander of the Yooper type, but lived but was mostly raised in Pontiac Michigan.


Grovers are decent and I think that added weight may equal added sustain.

I see they come in different gear ratios, and figure the 18:1 is better than 14:1 or 12:1.

I have come accross grover's in the past that were good and some that sucked.

I have Gotoh Vintage on my 62 Strat Kit Clone and I am very happy with them.

I am open to suggestions, not a exactly what you'd call a Grover company man.

Christopher

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 02:23 PM

View Posttwowaymuir, on 11 November 2011 - 01:56 PM, said:

Thanks for the info guys, I am also a fellow Michigander of the Yooper type, but lived but was mostly raised in Pontiac Michigan.



I used to live in "The Yak" for awhile. Its odd how a place can be fun and depressing at the same time.

Anyway, yeah. Go for the 18:1. Smooooth...
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