Identify these tuners please

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by bigtuna, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    s.w.mo.
    Ok I'm looking for a new set of tuners. Prefer these in gold . don't have to be 100% exact but screw holes in same location a must. Who sells them. Oh and you get bonus points of you attached a link. 20201027_091200_HDR.jpg
     
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  2. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    Sep 27, 2014
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    Those are your everyday cheapo trapezoid tuners....on most low end guitars.....there is no upgrade that will 100% match the screw pattern, even some gold ones in the same style MAY be off.....the specs have varied over the years......

    If you're 100% set on not ever having to fill and re-drill a single mounting hole for any of the tuners....it's not gonna happen I don't think.....
     
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  3. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    I don't think I have ever seen trap tuners in gold, but will be keeping an eye on this thread to see what the gang comes up with.
     
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  4. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    s.w.mo.
    Ok . looks like fill and drill... Thank you guys.
     
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  5. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    Or get a set of Hipshots with the mounting plate. I put a set on a new Strat neck and didn’t have to drill anything. They are a little bit pricey, but they are really nice!
     
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  6. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    s.w.mo.
    Well looks like dbrian just hit one out of the park. Now pm me your address to collect your prize.
     
  7. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    Sep 27, 2014
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    But...they might not fit the holes like I said.....and the quality of them is very bad like the ones on there.....
     
  8. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    s.w.mo.
    I really prefer not to redrill . the ones I have are just too sloppy. If the new ones fit should last for a while. If they don't line up o should be able to return.
     
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  9. jtees4

    jtees4 Squier-Meister

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    Jun 7, 2012
    NYish
    They are not worth replacing. Period. Get better tuners, you don't have to spend a lot either, many cheap replacements are still better.
     
  10. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    s.w.mo.
    Can u recommend something with same hole pattern.
     
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  11. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    Sep 27, 2014
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    Like I was trying to explain, there is nothing with the same hole pattern that is a quality tuner....they're all terrible, the ones with that pattern....and the gold ones no better.....

    THIS is what I do but it requires re-drilling....and you can do the same technique with 3+3 tuners, you just need vintage 8mm shaft style.....I even re-use the same bushings and leave them in the headstock when doing it....

    https://amateurluthiery.wordpress.c...he-tuners-on-a-squier-by-fender-bullet-strat/
     
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  12. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    s.w.mo.
    Think you guitarmagedden. I will continue looking.. Loved the article
     
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