Starting White NG6 - Tuner fit question

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by oneLOCOman, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. oneLOCOman

    oneLOCOman Squier-Nut

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    I am starting my white NC6 mod. I was going to swap out some Fender pure vintage 56 pups for the TexMex I have in my VM70's strat. But I am going to put thm in this build, I have a couple ToneShaper wiring kits, plus a bunch of extra pots and everthing to do my own. I am thinking of doing a 50's style wiring I got from a Breja Toneworks vid on the tube. Red tort pick guard with aged white plastics. Redo neck with True oil and wax. What I am not sure of is tuners, the trap ones are pretty bad gonna change em out. I am thinking of these. I know I will have to drill holes to fit them. Do they cover the existing screw holes? Have any of ya did this (dumb question)? Doing a HSS on a starcastor too. dupro.PNG whity2.jpg pg2.jpeg
     
  2. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2016
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    I've installed vintage style tuners on a Bullet with trapezoid tuners. I don't think they covered up the old holes.
     
  3. oneLOCOman

    oneLOCOman Squier-Nut

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    Well I guess I will use a little trick I did in 7th grade shop. After sanding I mixed the dust with putty and filled small holes. Don't remember if it worked I just remember I did it. Ha.
     
  4. Eddie

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    How about Hipshot with UMP? You wouldn't need to drill.
     
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  5. oneLOCOman

    oneLOCOman Squier-Nut

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    I'll check them out. I liked the price on the Dupro as well as the white button.

    Ouch $70 that's almost as much as I paid for the guitar. Looks like I am going to be drilling.
     
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  6. Eddie

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    That's why I don't change the tuners on my NCs. ha ha
     
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  7. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Squier-holic

    Dec 18, 2009
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    The vintage tuners will cover all but the last hole on the high e tuner. You can plug it with some wood glue and a toothpick and it will pretty much disappear.
     
  8. Guitarmageddon

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    He would need to ream the headstock holes from 8mm to 10mm, the Kluson type on this style of guitar is WAY easier and better IMHO
     
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  9. oneLOCOman

    oneLOCOman Squier-Nut

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    Just ordered the Dopro.
     
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  10. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    Can you send a link? I wanna take a look too.

    Can you send a link? I'm interested. :)

    Thanks.
     
  11. Guitarmageddon

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  12. Eddie

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  13. Guitarmageddon

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    If you have NC's or VN's or anything with trapezoids, I think it's way cheaper and easier to use those split shaft Kluson type to upgrade rather than Hipshot with UMP......plus 90% of the time you don't even have to pull out the old bushings.....they can be re-used with the new tuners......
     
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  14. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    16 NC's at the moment. I never changed any of the tuners because I didn't want to drill. Maybe I can try out one or two (or a dozen) with the Klusons.
     
  15. oneLOCOman

    oneLOCOman Squier-Nut

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    The Kluson are nice but too much $$$.
     
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  16. Guitarmageddon

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    They don't have to be Kluson BRAND, just that style with split shaft.....Wilkinson makes them for about $25.....and excellent quality.....

    Or you can find them for as little as 10-15 a set from other makers.....
     
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  17. oneLOCOman

    oneLOCOman Squier-Nut

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    Did a little mock up to see how it would look. The Dupros came in (man I love prime) I gotta tell ya they look freaking awesome. MKgearhead thanks, they cover all but the last hole. The color matches the body. I am jazzed to get it done. But first gotta practice. Crappy pic...Cheapy phone all my spare dough goes into.....
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  18. oneLOCOman

    oneLOCOman Squier-Nut

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    Think its just the background.
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  19. oneLOCOman

    oneLOCOman Squier-Nut

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    Eddie, here ya go on the Dupro tuners. There are 5 styles in chrome, nickel, black, gold, and the ones I got. $16.99 not bad. They fit with the bushings that come with them and the oem bushings, which I like better. 8.5 mm.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07567VCRM/?tag=squiertalk-20










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  20. Eddie

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    No drilling required? If not, I'll snag a set to try it out. If it works, I may snag a dozen. :)
     
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