#1
Hi there.

Lately I've been considering to change my tuners on some of my guitars, but I can't quite wrap my head around the wide variety on the market?..
Can anyone recommend some decent tuners?

And also what the deal with locking tuners and the other types?

Thanks!
#2
what are your guitars? handiest thing is to find ones which are a direct swap.
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#4
Thanks. I don't know offhand which tuners are a direct swap, but hopefully someone else will know.

A lot of the good quality tuner manufacturers (schaller, gotoh, sperzel, grover etc.) might list dimensions on their websites so that might be worth a look if you measure your guitar.
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#5
Locking tuners "lock" the strings at the tuner.

You need to get a tuning system that matches what will work for your guitar. If a new set of tuners are too big, you could potentially just drill a bigger hole in the headstock. Too small a tuner size and that would be no fun. Measure it yourself? Also, Some tuners come rows of 3 on a plate, some come separately, etc.
#6
I happen to love locking tuners, ease of string change and in my opinion stay in tune much better. I use grovers, love em.
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#8
I honestly would not bother with locking tuners. They're not going to improve your tuning stability any more than if you simply string the guitar correctly. They just make it faster to restring.
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I honestly would not bother with locking tuners. They're not going to improve your tuning stability any more than if you simply string the guitar correctly. They just make it faster to restring.


That's what I love about them, changing string to back in tune takes about a minute.
You won't have to bother with standard stringing technique, winding the string under and sideways so it'll lock. Considering price difference, I usually go locking tuners on my good guitars.
#11
most tuner makers will carter to specs on common guitars like les pauls and fenders. i would imagine searching around will get you answers on which work for your epiphone. get a list that way. but really, its kinda a crap shoot. gotoh, sperzel, grover...all good. pretty sure schaller makes some.

go for what goes on your guitar first, get locking tuners second, its totally worth it, then get what looks good for your guitar or perhaps what is similar to the look you have if you want that, and then cost. i would imagine most locking tuner sets should sit around 80 bucks.

if you are on a budget, hipshot actually makes good products that are affordable. i know many customer luthiers than stock hipshot products standard on their guitars that sell for 2500 bucks.

and...it appears the smart people at hipshot accounted for this and made tuners that can retrofit without drilling. however that works...right on their front page

http://www.hipshotproducts.com
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#12
Grover lockers are all I buy now. They're pretty cheap and they rock.
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