#1
So what's the deal with people swapping out their stock tuning heads on guitars? I have an Epiphone G-400 that i'm doing over, and I'm wondering if it's worthwhile swapping out the stock grovers?
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#2
If a guitar doesnt hold tune very well, most people swap out tuners, usually for locking ones, as well as swap out for a quality nut.

If your doing this, i suggest gotoh/sperzel tuners, and a graphtech nut.
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#3
Another common reason is to change the gear ratio. A higher gear ratio can make it easier to make precise tuning adjustments.
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#4
well on the topic of tuners are esp tuners good quality? cause from time to time it seems like on the e and a strings the tuners are just way to touchy but on the high e and b strings it takes forever to get it up to the note and i'm always afraid somethins screwed up and i'm gonna snap a string
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#5
^I think that may just have to do with the tensions of the strings, I'm not positive though. I know that for me, my stock Epiphone tuners are surprisingly good. With the correct string tying technique-thing, it will stay in tune for a good week and a half.


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#6
Ratios are the most common reason for a tunner change...or to get locking ones.

I myself replaced mine mainly because I wanted gold instead of black, but they did have a higher gear ratio and boy does it make tunning a lot easier and more exact.
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#7
how would that affect it? althought that does make sense since the low strings screw up when i tune drop c and the high strings screw up when i tune up to standard
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