#1
The tuning head of my G-string was damaged when my LP Studio fell off its stand. Should I replace just this one (they're the gold Gibson Deluxe tuners), or take this opportunity to upgrade to a different/better set? Through this ebay posting I could replace the one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/GIBSON-DELUXE-Tuning-Machine-Tuners-Tuner-Replacement_W0QQitemZ130199814830QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item130199814830

But I recognize that full sets aren't much more expensive, so if there truly is an advantage in upgrading I don't see the point in not.

Side question, is there any trick to installing these, or is it as simple as it seems it should be?
#2
It's completely up to you whether or not you replace them all or only the one. They won't really make a huge difference on a les paul, since they're already pretty good at staying in tune.

And is as simple as it seems.
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#3
I would upgrade to a better tuning key set
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#4
Thanks for the replies--perhaps I should have asked explicitly, but can you suggest what brand or even specific set would be better?
#5
I'm in your exact position except mine was my high E string.
Can you just buy one? Instead of forking out for a set of 6?
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#6
Quote by Vauxite
I'm in your exact position except mine was my high E string.
Can you just buy one? Instead of forking out for a set of 6?


Look at that ebay link I posted, the guy charges $14+$4/shipping for a single one for treble or bass. For double the price, though, you could replace the whole set, which is where my question stems. I think if you go to a local music shop (maybe even GC) they would have some replacement parts.
#7
Grover & Wilkinson/Gotoh are both great makes.

Good quality, not TOO expensive either.
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#8
For brands, I's go for the big two, Gotoh and Sperzel. There is a very good reason that they're the most popular tuners around.
#9
Quote by Weybl Himself
For brands, I's go for the big two, Gotoh and Sperzel. There is a very good reason that they're the most popular tuners around.

yes there is sir. Grovers stay in tune for a long time
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#10
Sperzel are my favourite, but the ratio is only 12:1, which means that it's much harder to pinpoint the exact concert pitch when tuning.

EDIT: I have grovers on my Epi Strat, but I think they're cheap ones because they're pretty crap.
#11
Grover do make some good ones, but they make some pretty average ones too, gotta be careful there lol