SG Jr, best option for new tuners no drilling.

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  1. kevs

    kevs New Member

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    SG Jr, What are the best option for new tuners no drilling. Thansk!
     
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    Brand new but so micky mouse plastic looking. So thinking grover, kluson or Gotoh. Thanks for reply but had nothing to do with my post. Hoping other SG Jr owners can jump on and recommend what they replaced their plastic white tuners with...

    That said I always like tips for stringing as I have 335 and SG standard with Kluson and Grover
     
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    Actually don't like look of those too white plasticy also, and not sure if needs drilling, but seems to have locking which is cool. I love Fender locking tuners..
     
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    Thanks, I don't buy from Amazon as 1/2 stuff there is counterfiet, and zero info about you link. Zero.
     
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    I installed Kluson Revolution tuners in a Faded without drilling.
     
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    Me too and on a LP DC faded special. Good stuff.
     
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    What kind of look are you going for, @kevs?
     
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    I hate those awful tiny white tuner buttons also: some things about the past are fine but I see no reason to replicate a bad idea on a modern guitar. I replaced the ones on my Les Paul Special with the Kluson Revolutions, also mentioned above. They are a drop-in replacement, built to last and have a 19:1 ratio. They're a killer upgrade.
     
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    I replaced the same tuners from my 2018 Les Paul Junior (which I LOVE), with Grover Rotomatics. Went right on there, look good, and work great.

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    The new Jrs seem to have “normal” Kluson style sealed units but with the small white buttons - rather than the flimsy three-in-line tuners of old? If that’s what’s on yours I wonder if just the buttons could be changed for tulip style ones?
     
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    Sperzels mount thru the center hole and a small pin . Out of Cleveland. My Chinese SG Special had screws pisitioned on diagonal corners !
     
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    I don't know, but my impression is that those little plastic buttons are pretty much glued on there. Unlike Grovers, which have that little screw attachment, and are replaceable.
     
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    Yeah, my 2018 LP Junior had individual Kluson style, two holes inline. The Grovers use the bottom hole only, but no modification whatsoever was needed.
     
  18. ChubbyFingers

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    I just got my brand new set of Graph Tech vintage chrome locking tuners. Very pleased with the tuners themselves, but the adaptor plates they ship with are crapola aluminum, not polished stainless. You have to pay an extra 10 bucks for chrome ones and they're on back-order or something. Bummer.
     
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    What makes them "crapola?"
    Are they visible?
    I've forgotten, what was wrong with the OEM tuners?
     
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    What makes them crapola is that they look and feel like they've been stamped out of old beer cans. Thin, rough edges, not finished in any way.

    Yes they are visible. Well, at least from behind. Either way I'm kind of picky and I can't see why the manufacturers can't supply chromed plates with chromed tuners, black (chromed) plates with black (Chromed) tuners, etc. Especially when their tuners cost the very thick end of 120 bucks.

    My OEM tuners aren't lockers and I personally don't like the look of the "authentic" yellow plastic of the OEM ones on mine. Personal choice, personal taste there.
     

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