Tuners for my 2015 SG Limited Edition ...

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Kluson or Schaller Tuning Set for my Gibson SG Standard

  1. Schaller

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  2. Kluson

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  1. papagayo

    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    Hello SG Forum !

    It' s time to remove this heavty GForce unit on my 2015 Standard a It' s time fo a new tuners set... The match is Kluson Revolition Vs Schaller ST6K two rings

    Kluson Revolution


    SG Standard TBK 6 2.jpg SCHALLER Deku SG Standard TBK 179.jpg
     
  2. Neil from Ottawa Canada

    Neil from Ottawa Canada New Member

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    My '15 SG stays in tune very very well with the Schallers. That's the only mod done to it.
     
  3. Col Mustard

    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    My vote is: neither one...

    I would install Grover Vintage Keystone tuners from StewMac.

    https://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_an...s/Grover_Vintage_135_Series_3and3_Tuners.html

    With SGs, the critical factor is the weight. The double ring Schaller set
    is likely to be the correct weight, but the double ring tuners would look out
    of place on a new guitar. Those are for vintage instruments, or Re-issues
    IMHO.

    The cool thing about the Grover Vintage Keystone tuners is that they
    weigh precisely what the SG is designed to balance with. I know this
    because I installed them on one of my SGs and had zero problems.

    Fifty bucks in nickel... so that's a very reasonable price for high quality
    tuners that won't upset the balance of your SG. Also I have a lightly used
    set you can have for twenty. PM me if you're interested.

    There it is.
     
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  4. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Well-Known Member

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    If the OP isn't interested, I'd take those off your hands in a heartbeat!

    Quality stuff!
     
  5. papagayo

    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, The Kluson Revolution (no lock) are lighter than the Schaller, with 19:1 ratio and a very smooth use they are my choice for instance.

    I read good advices about the Kluson, they look fine

    SG Standard TBK 194.jpg
     
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  6. Col Mustard

    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    I have a set of Gibson original tuners off my '07 SG special,
    and a set of Grover Vintage Keystones that were on the same guitar
    and a set of Tone Pros "Kluson" Deluxe tuners off my 2012 SG special.
    AND a set of Grover Rotomatics that I had on a Martin guitar for some
    years.

    All of those tuners are in fine shape... There was nothing wrong with
    any of them, except the Grover Rotomatics were too heavy for the Martin 0-17 parlor guitar that I mistakenly installed them on. I replaced them with
    Waverly Keys and restored the balance. Those Grover Rotomatics work fine on
    many other guitars... (but not SGs).

    The Vintage Keystones worked fine, I only replaced them because
    Tone Pros marked their tuners down to a "grab it" price,
    and I wanted black. Nothing wrong with any of those.

    The OP can PM me about any of those, or anybody else can too.
    I'm clearing my home out to sell, and would love to find good homes
    for a lot of my gear. Twenty bucks eh?
     
  7. PixMix

    PixMix Active Member

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    I have Kluson Revolutions on a '72 reissue tele and I like them a lot. 19:1, very precise feeling and smooth. I bought them 2-3 years ago on eBay for around $40.
     
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  8. papagayo

    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    Gold Kluson Revolution

    SG Standard TBK 195.jpg
     
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