#1
Hey UG! I'm currently buying parts to customize the fender baritone tele I just ordered (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/fender-blacktop-baritone-telecaster-electric-guitar) and I ran into one lil problem. I want to get black Grover 6 in line tuners but there's two kinds, mini (http://www.amazon.com/Grover-205BC6-Rotomatic-Machine-Chrome/dp/B0007Y2CZK) and mid size (http://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and_Parts/Tuning_Machines/Guitar_and_Solid_Peghead/Grover_Tuners/Grover_Mid-Size_Rotomatics_305_Series_6-In-Line_Tuners.html).

Which size will fit the telecasters headstock?
#2
Wait until you get the guitar, some Fenders have a post that keeps the tuner stabile.
Just looked and yes it does have those type tuners, so I'd say get these because you wont have to drill a small hole for each tuner
http://guitar-parts.biz/hp528980/Original-F-Series-Locking.htm
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#3
I never would have expected fender to make a baritone guitar. Good choice.

you'd be after the regular right handed grover set for this guitar. They are 10mm in size. Notice how there is a nut/washer.

For darker sounds pure nickel or half wound strings will make this guitar sound more like it. Problem with half wounds is they are too bassy for say shredding/metal.Try the guitar before any major mods though. I wish this model had a D shaped neck and two humbuckers but you may love the sound of it as is. Pickups are subjective and play the guitar a few months before deciding. The worst thing we can do is rush. I'm a fan of 4 wire tele pickups because of all the things you can do with them.

I'd suggest The/an
*Graphtech tusq nut
*Fender S1 switch (or a super 5 way switch) for additional sounds out of the guitar
or the seymour duncan triple shot system. Get 3-4 sounds out of each pickup. It's another expensive mod though. Question is what sounds would you want. Parallel, coilsplits, out of phase..etc.

*the fender TBX tone control. 5 is your new 10. So 0-4.9 is your standard tone knob, 5.1-10 is the fender greasebucket mod which eliminates the really harsh highs when playing. I found it to be really useful.
Last edited by Tallwood13 at Feb 22, 2015,
#4
Quote by Robbgnarly
Wait until you get the guitar, some Fenders have a post that keeps the tuner stabile.
Just looked and yes it does have those type tuners, so I'd say get these because you wont have to drill a small hole for each tuner
http://guitar-parts.biz/hp528980/Original-F-Series-Locking.htm


How difficult would it be to install then? I had my heart set on the grovers for multiple reasons including wanting black hardwear.
#5
Quote by Tallwood13
I never would have expected fender to make a baritone guitar. Good choice.

you'd be after the regular right handed grover set for this guitar. They are 10mm in size. Notice how there is a nut/washer.

For darker sounds pure nickel or half wound strings will make this guitar sound more like it. Problem with half wounds is they are too bassy for say shredding/metal.Try the guitar before any major mods though. I wish this model had a D shaped neck and two humbuckers but you may love the sound of it as is. Pickups are subjective and play the guitar a few months before deciding. The worst thing we can do is rush. I'm a fan of 4 wire tele pickups because of all the things you can do with them.

I'd suggest The/an
*Graphtech tusq nut
*Fender S1 switch (or a super 5 way switch) for additional sounds out of the guitar
or the seymour duncan triple shot system. Get 3-4 sounds out of each pickup. It's another expensive mod though. Question is what sounds would you want. Parallel, coilsplits, out of phase..etc.

*the fender TBX tone control. 5 is your new 10. So 0-4.9 is your standard tone knob, 5.1-10 is the fender greasebucket mod which eliminates the really harsh highs when playing. I found it to be really useful.


So I'd need the mid size not the mini? I'm going to be playing in Drop A mostly and since its a baritone guitar I was going to put a set of .11 or .12s on so its nice and tight but not crazy thick.
#6
Quote by aaxce
How difficult would it be to install then? I had my heart set on the grovers for multiple reasons including wanting black hardwear.

They make the Schallers in black also. I'd take the Schallers over Grover any day

The ones your looking at will be easy to install, just get a 1/32 drillbit to drill the pilot holes for the set screws. But make sure you keep the tuners square. You can do this by running a ruler/straight-edge along the side of the tuners
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Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#7
Haha wow. I'm literally molding the same guitar. I've had mine for a couple months now, there is things I like about it and more things I don't like. The stock fender tuners are terrible. I noticed that you want to change them out, fair enough. Take into consideration though, that the strings you are going to use need to be smaller for the tuning peg. I was looking into grovers as well and none of them can accommodate the low string width.
http://unofficialwarmoth.com/index.php?topic=16449.0
that ^^^ should help you decide on some tuners.
What are you planning for pickups?
Tune low and Play slow
Last edited by mike.d13 at Feb 24, 2015,