#1
I have a 1998 Les Paul Studio as my backup electric. I have to retune it frequently and I want to replace the tuners with something that will hold it in tune a little better. Does anyone have any experience with replacing Les Paul tuners and what would you recommend? I'd like it to be a direct replacement, no drilling or left over holes. Thanks
#2
Grover Deluxe Guitar Machines should be a perfect replacement match.
Last edited by Guitbuilder at Aug 22, 2013,
#3
What type of tuners are on it? I have had a Studio with the Gibson Deluxe and one with the Grover type Gibson tuners
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#4
You can also look into a new nut for it, bone nuts or graphtech nuts. It's one of those simple things that can really help tuning stability. Also consider the way you string the strings through the tuners, different methods can cause "slippage". Kind of what you described with the "popping" sound.
#5
What gauge strings are you using?

That can be a huge problem if you do not have the proper sized nut slots.
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate