Replacement Tuners

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  1. heliocentric

    heliocentric New Member

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    Hi guys I,m new here so treat me gently :wink: Tomorrow I,ll (hopefully) take delivery of an sg classic I already own a standard but I,ve always wanted one with p90s in. Only problem is the tuners I hate the little plastic button (I have a j45 with the same ones) I,m sure they,ll work fine but I,d like to change em any ideas as to which ones to go for and whether I,ll have to do any mods? Thanks in advance guys 8)
     
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    Welcome to ETSG heliocentric! :D :D :D

    Congrats on the new guit and you'll find plenty of input on your question. I am not to picky on them... as long as they work. :D

    A word of warning..... if you haven't noticed, we like a lot of pix around here......... :lol: :lol: 8) 8) 8)
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Let me guess: you're a Paul Weller fan?
     
  4. lagger

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    I have a classic and I agree with you .. the thing is the white ones are the same as the more traitional tulip shaped mechanically so a set from a standard should be a direct drop in replacement and look better to boot ( gibson deluxe tuners that is)
     
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    Welcome Heliotrope. Congratulations on selecting a fine guitar :)

    I don't know much about the newer Grovers, or Gotoh copies, but personally I prefer the look and feel of the older kidney-button Grovers. Both of my 1960s SGs had them fitted when I bought them. This was a common mod to many Gibsons in the 60s and 70s. There is usually a good reason for a modification as popular as this one was..... ;)

    One drawback is that Grovers make the guitar slightly more "neck" heavy, I have found.

    But then, I also like the look of Klusons as well.... just prefer Grovers.
     
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    A few things to consider....

    You may need to ream the peghead to accept better tuners.

    I think the keystone tuners (gibson, great quality) would probably cover the existing slight indentation and screw holes best... but I cant vouch for the spaciing. Judge that from lookin' at the tuners on your standard.
     
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    welcome aboard heliocentric!! :D
     
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    Welcome to ETSG heliocentric! :wink:
     
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    erm pics? I have around 30 guitars. does this mean i have GAS? Don,t tell my partner do you want pics? as a list would be easier :wink:
     
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    a group shot will do...but yes...pics please!! :D
     
  11. Sgmaniac

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    You don't have GAS, you blew out your Colon (so did I). :lol: 8)
     
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    sgm doesn't have gas...he's just a carrier!! :D
     
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    Thanks for the advice guys I,m sat here waiting for the new axe to arrive checking out the site some more I,ll definitely change the tuners when funds allow so once again thanks for the advice :) i,ll try to sort some pics out too
     
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  16. Sgmaniac

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    Sweet! :lol: 8)
     

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