Deluxe(?) tuner upgrade for Squier Bullet?

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by yomuppet, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. yomuppet

    yomuppet Squier Talker

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    Hey Folks,

    There have been a lot of threads recently regarding upgrading the "trapezoid" tuners, and my question is specifically regarding a Bullet with the trapezoids with the plastic sleeve... the ones on the "right" in this thread:

    http://www.squier-talk.com/forum/squier-stratocasters/3687-so-there-least-two-types-trapazoid-tuners.html

    Would these tuners below be a drop-in replacement? I'm not a big fan of the rectangular Kluson look, and really like the vintage F-stamped style. [​IMG]

    Details from the listing:

    FENDER SQUIER J-807 deluxe tuners for Strat/Tele
    Package of 6 with bolt bushings and washers, 2 pin mount.
    Fender part number 007 3867 000
    Stock on Deluxe Strat, Deluxe Hot Rail Strat, Lavigne & Whibley Teles, Affinity Strat with IC serial number

    If they will not drop in, what will be necessary, just reaming the holes a little wider? Drilling somewhere? Where?

    Thanks in advance for your comments!

    J
     
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  2. mg2125

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    Yes, you will have to enlarge the holes. I don't believe those tuners will cover the screw holes left by the trapezoid ones you're replacing, so you will need to fill those. Finally, the new tuners have a pin to keep them from rotating, so you will need to make a hole or two for that (I write two because iirc, some of those tuners have two pins).
     
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  4. yomuppet

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    Those threads have a wealth of information, much better than what I got through searching. Thanks so much.

    J
     

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