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Hello everyone.

 

Question: Love my Casino Coupe but not the tuners. Do you know what tuners will be a drop in replacement?

thanks

 

P.S. Tried contacting Epiphone. Call was cut off mid sentence. Call back and nobody there. Emailed and never got a reply.

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Thanks.

I also contacted Stewmac. They said they didn't know because they have nothing to cross reference to. I did just hear back from Sweetwater, and they have a set of Grovers, and not sure they will fit.

 

Guitar just too new?

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Thanks.

I also contacted Stewmac. They said they didn't know because they have nothing to cross reference to. I did just hear back from Sweetwater, and they have a set of Grovers, and not sure they will fit.

 

Guitar just too new?

 

I think they are the same tuners as the standard full size Casino. I recommend buying a cheap set of digital calipers and measuring the tuners you have and see if the measurements match the specs on Stew Macs site.

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Thanks again.

 

I was hoping there were the same as the full size model, but nobody will tell me that. I play this guitar at church on Sundays so I'll have to wait now to take a tuner off and measure it. I was trying to think of what you use to do these measurements.

 

Calipers, that's it.

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Before you buy tuners, I would suggest you try a few tweaks that work well. I am a player not a guitar repair expert, but I tried these suggestions a professional suggested to me. The nut slots can be lubricated with a small amount of Vaseline or graphite, which keeps your strings from hanging up. Also work on the intonation of each bridge which will enhance tuning accuracy tremendously. A third fix is to have the nut slots gently filed a bit so that the string slots aren't so tight. I used an acoustic "G" string as a file on the nut on my Riviera and these three actions took care of the problem making the stock tuners effective. I find the Epiphone stock tuners to be fine.

 

 

 

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I've used graphite on the nut, and I've intonated. Had to turn 3 saddles around to make it work.

 

I'll try the nut filing (gently of course)

 

Nice forum, thank you!

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Hello everyone.

 

Question: Love my Casino Coupe but not the tuners. Do you know what tuners will be a drop in replacement?

thanks

 

P.S. Tried contacting Epiphone. Call was cut off mid sentence. Call back and nobody there. Emailed and never got a reply.

What brand of tuners are on your guitar and what is the issue that requires their replacement?

I have an Epi ES339 Pro that has the factory stock Grover Deluxe tuners. Even though the 14:1 ratio takes a little getting used to, they do work very well. No slippage and the guitar stays in tune even with my frequent string bending.

And BTW welcome to the forum, Ryder. [thumbup]

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Thanks Steve.

 

No name tuners, but they look like the Grovers and Gotoh vintage style.

 

These stock tuners slip and don't keep the strings in tune. I play at church on Sundays...one day, my low E string was almost an octave off. I thought someone was turning the knob. Then, the G string did it.

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Thanks Steve.

 

No name tuners, but they look like the Grovers and Gotoh vintage style.

 

These stock tuners slip and don't keep the strings in tune. I play at church on Sundays...one day, my low E string was almost an octave off. I thought someone was turning the knob. Then, the G string did it.

 

Hi Ryder, It sounds like you've done a lot of really great modifications already. That is tough when you are playing in church and you can't depend on your guitar's tuning. Does it have a bigsby?

 

Glad you have joined the Epiphone Lounge!

 

 

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Thanks Steve.

 

No name tuners, but they look like the Grovers and Gotoh vintage style.

 

These stock tuners slip and don't keep the strings in tune. I play at church on Sundays...one day, my low E string was almost an octave off. I thought someone was turning the knob. Then, the G string did it.

Ah, I just checked the Epiphone specs on your Coupe and it appears that they've used some type of perhaps generic no-name "deluxe" but vintage looking tuners. The tuners don't appear to have hex-bushings on top so if you go with replacements you may have to enlarge the peg holes.

Frankly I'm surprised that the Casino Coupe would be sold with tuners of less than proper functionality, Ryder. [thumbdn]

My remaining question, is it possible at all that string slippage is the culprit rather than tuners? I wrap and tie my strings so any possibility of slippage once residual stretching is complete, is eliminated. Barring slipping (or more correctly, unwrapping) at the ball end, or problems with the nut or saddles, when this process is followed, and there is STILL slipping, all doubt is removed and tuner replacement is now the obvious step.

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Ah, I just checked the Epiphone specs on your Coupe and it appears that they've used some type of perhaps generic no-name "deluxe" but vintage looking tuners. The tuners don't appear to have hex-bushings on top so if you go with replacements you may have to enlarge the peg holes.

Frankly I'm surprised that the Casino Coupe would be sold with tuners of less than proper functionality, Ryder. [thumbdn]

My remaining question, is it possible at all that string slippage is the culprit rather than tuners? I wrap and tie my strings so any possibility of slippage once residual stretching is complete, is eliminated. Barring slipping (or more correctly, unwrapping) at the ball end, or problems with the nut or saddles, when this process is followed, and there is STILL slipping, all doubt is removed and tuner replacement is now the obvious step.

 

I'm surprised by these tuners also, Steve. I wrap them pretty good but it's possible. I really don't think it's the nut or saddles, but again, it's possible.

 

And, I really didn't want to have to enlarge the holes...how hard is it to get the existing bushings out on average?

 

I bought the Grovers from Sweetwater, and they get here Tuesday. I'll know then.

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I'm surprised by these tuners also, Steve. I wrap them pretty good but it's possible. I really don't think it's the nut or saddles, but again, it's possible.

 

And, I really didn't want to have to enlarge the holes...how hard is it to get the existing bushings out on average?

 

I bought the Grovers from Sweetwater, and they get here Tuesday. I'll know then.

Here's a video, it's pretty simple.

If your bushings are press fit, they can be pushed out carefully using a small socket or rod of appropriate size, from the rear. The trick is not to damage the wood on the face. Slowly, a bit at a time on the first one, then once you have a feel for it, the rest should be no problem. The word is CAREFULLY. You may not even have to do this as there is an even chance that the Grovers will just drop in. I think that is what Epiphone used, until recently changing their specs on the site. The specs for my 339 have been recently changed to the same as your Casino Coupe. Mine's a 2014 so it has the "Grover Deluxe" not the plain "Deluxe" that are now stock. Even Gibson uses the very same Grover tuners just relabeled "Gibson Deluxe" on some of their guitars!!!

Kind of a PITA considering how good the Grovers as originally supplied are!

Good luck with that, you should be fine. Please let us know how it's going, Ryder! [smile]

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Thanks Steve, I'm hoping they just drop in. I was unsure how to take out the bushings if needed but that video will do the trick.

 

I'll make sure to post what happens.

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Just to add a data point, I have a Casino Coupe, the tuners are a wee bit stiff but otherwise quite serviceable and I have no plans on ever replacing them. I've changed the strings several times since getting this guitar (which I absolutely love). As with any vintage style (short post) tuner it does take a bit of skill and patience to do just right. No slippage so far. Ken

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Just to add a data point, I have a Casino Coupe, the tuners are a wee bit stiff but otherwise quite serviceable and I have no plans on ever replacing them. I've changed the strings several times since getting this guitar (which I absolutely love). As with any vintage style (short post) tuner it does take a bit of skill and patience to do just right. No slippage so far. Ken

 

Ken, I wish my tuners were stiffer. And, I too love this guitar.

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Alright! The Grover tuners arrived today. Grover Deluxe Vintage #133N...drop in replacements for the stock tuners. They fit perfectly. Used the existing ferrules.

One thing, they are for sure vintage styled with the slot and hole in the middle.

 

Tuners installed, restrung carefully, strings stretched, I'll see how it goes this week.

 

Thanks for all your comments and advice.

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Alright! The Grover tuners arrived today. Grover Deluxe Vintage #133N...drop in replacements for the stock tuners. They fit perfectly. Used the existing ferrules.

One thing, they are for sure vintage styled with the slot and hole in the middle.

 

Tuners installed, restrung carefully, strings stretched, I'll see how it goes this week.

 

Thanks for all your comments and advice.

That's great to hear, Ryder. Those are what I have and they should work very well. Sure glad no surgery was required. Let us know how they're working for you. [biggrin]

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I like these Grovers. I tuned once in the beginning of practice and didn't have to again. Hour and a half.

 

These tuners just seem to feel better, stronger. Nice and smooth too.

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I like these Grovers. I tuned once in the beginning of practice and didn't have to again. Hour and a half.

 

These tuners just seem to feel better, stronger. Nice and smooth too.

Excellent news, Ryder. That's what I was hoping to hear. The Grovers work properly and IMO, should not have been changed to the plain "Deluxe". Now you can begin to really play and enjoy your Coupe without the distraction of poorly performing tuners. [thumbup]

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I've been doing crazy research and not getting a definite answer as to what will be a drop-in replacement . . . until this thread. Thank you!!

 

Here are my prior notes:

 

Email Gibson/Epi with a photo and serial number for specs on Coupe: service@gibson.com

 

As per a review on Musician's Friend: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/kluson-3-per-side-tuning-machines#productDetail "I replaced the stock tuners on my Epi Casino Coupe, and the new Kluson's look and sound great. Stay in tune exceptionally."

 

http://www.wdmusic.com/3_on_side_kluson_nickel.html

 

Kluson 3+3 nickel tuners fits 11/32nds Gibson & Martin Guitars SD9005MN

 

http://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and_Parts/Tuning_Machines/Solid_Peghead_Guitar_Tuning_Machines/Gotoh_Vintage-style_Oval_Knob_3and3_Tuners.html. Gotoh Vintage-style Oval Knob 3+3 Tuners

 

Grover Deluxe Vintage #133N...drop in replacements for the stock tuners.

 

Check out Waverly specs and see if any of those match. They come with a lifetime warranty.

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Will these fit on a regular full size Casino?

 

Off topic

Hallowdan, what model/Year Guitar is that in your avatar?

I saw a red one being played in a band on tv the other day and asked about it on a forum, nobody knew what I was talking about. What’s that writing on the pickguard?

A signature?

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