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Old 09-18-2012, 09:45 PM   #1
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Swapping out tuners

My Faded les Paul studio came with "Gibson Deluxe" tuners, but there not really doing the best job of keeping the guitar, well.... in tune xD

My question basically is, what tuners would you recommend getting? A friend of mine put some grovers on his Epiphone es-335 and they work great for him.

Also how much would it cost to get them put on approximatley?

Thanks!
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:35 PM   #2
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Just so you know, if your guitar is going out of tune it's not necessarily the tuners at fault. Proper restringing and setup is more likely to be the culprit, but if you're set on buying tuners then you can put them on for free if you have a screwdriver.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:15 PM   #3
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If your nut is cut too small for your strings, then you may have some tuning issues.

If you do buy tuners, try to find some that match the screw holes. I think your tuners have 2 screw holes, but you can leave one of those empty. Look into Grovers.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:22 AM   #4
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If your nut is cut too small for your strings, then you may have some tuning issues.

If you do buy tuners, try to find some that match the screw holes. I think your tuners have 2 screw holes, but you can leave one of those empty. Look into Grovers.


Yeah, im aware the nut might possibly be the problem. A friend told me to try "lubricating it with graphite" or something along those lines.

But if that doesn't work out the problem ill look into grovers :P thanks for mentioning the fact i have to check how many screw holes there are, would of been embarrassing buying a set i couldn't use haha
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:24 AM   #5
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Just so you know, if your guitar is going out of tune it's not necessarily the tuners at fault. Proper restringing and setup is more likely to be the culprit, but if you're set on buying tuners then you can put them on for free if you have a screwdriver.


Im going to get it set up with my next string change, which hopefully should be this weekend :P ill see how that works out. Thanks for the reply
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