I,m having some trouble with my machine heads and am looking for some new ones. i have a fender delux players edition sratocaster with all gold hard ware. Putting strings on mine now is almost imposible.
it doesn't have locking tuners? I would get Schaler lockers for a deluxe, I thought they came stock on most deluxe models. Expect to pay a premium for gold Schaler lockers though.
^ I agree I have Schaller mini lockers on all of my Strats, they kick ass.
Mine is vintage, it didn't come with vintage noiseless pickups either (wich i am also getting)