#1
Hey all,

So I recently won an Epiphone Les Paul. It comes with Grovers, but should I replace them with Grover Locking tuners?

I just wanna mod up my epiphone to make it sound (well, as much as I can) like its gibson counterpart.....
#2
As long as you change the strings properly, unless you want to make string changes a little quicker, then you should stay in tune fine with the normal grovers

Edit: No Gibson I know of comes with locking tuners and tuners don't change sound obviously
Gear:
Shecter Omen 6 with Seymour Duncan SH-6
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Fender Frontman 25r (crappy)
MXR CAE WAH
Digitech HardWire TL-2 Metal Distortion (Makes the amp sound not shitty)
Last edited by DamagingExcess at Aug 8, 2011,
#3
My Gibson Standards have locking tuners. They are awesome. I say go for it. It won't really change the sound but it's a nice feature and will keep you in tune longer.
#4
Locking tuners are really effective for a guitar with a tremolo. But they are pointless for a hard-tail. Some people like the faster string changes, but if you string it right, tuning stability isn't an issue, period. Since you already have good tuners, I say keep them and use your money for something else.
#6
my gibson les paul traditional pro has locking tuners and they work great!! it also makes it really easier to change strings.
#7
If you want your guitar to sound like a Gibson, better start with upgrading the pickups and electronics. You might be able to find a used set of pickups from a Gibson on eBay, you would save cash and be that much closer to an actual Les Paul.
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#8
I have never been let down by Grover tuners. Locking ones will make changing strings easier but there is a whole world of people that will argue how much tone you lose by not having the string wrap around the post a few times. Just ask B.B. King.
#9
Just to clarify....I'm not referring to locking in the "floyd royse" sense (where you need like a freakin' hex wrench to get them on/off)...I mean like the ones that come on THIS guitar...

http://www.bing.com/shopping/gibson-les-paul-standard-traditional-pro-electric-guitar-wine-red/specs/4A81766362BFB1DC5001?q=Grover+locking+les+paul&lpf=0&lpq=Grover%20locking%20les%20paul&FORM=CMSMSP