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Unread 07-19-2012, 05:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Locking Kluson tuners

I ordered a set of nickel Tone Pros Kluson style locking tuners a few weeks back and they arrived today. Just finished installing them (pics below) and am pretty happy with the result. Not only is stringing a breeze now but the extra mass on the head is a nice thing...they did give the guitar a tad more meat over the original tuners. They are rock solid and really accurate. Great tuners.


Looks wise it takes any vintage idea and tosses it....but I don't really care since this isn't a vintage guitar.

String changes are going to be a breeze with these and, lets be honest, that is the best reason to use locking tuners.




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Unread 07-19-2012, 06:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Locking Kluson tuners

Heeeeuy, I've had those same TPKB3-L tuners from TonePros on my LP Studio. I loved them! Great tuners!

Do you have some day pics? Maybe I'll consider them buying again for my new LP..
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Re: Locking Kluson tuners

Those look great!
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Re: Locking Kluson tuners

I'm a big fan of locking tuners.
Way better for string changes.
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Re: Locking Kluson tuners

Locking tuners rule. I put some locking Grovers on my Custom. Along with my TonePros locking bridge and locking tailpiece, they squeeze out a little more sustain.
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Re: Locking Kluson tuners

I like the idea of locking klusons, but not loving the knurled lock on the top. I like that they keep the original look though. How do they lock? Just tighten the thumb screw down on the top and that's it?
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I like the idea of locking klusons, but not loving the knurled lock on the top. I like that they keep the original look though. How do they lock? Just tighten the thumb screw down on the top and that's it?
Thats exactly it
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Thats exactly it
Hmm... I like the simplicity of it. Thanks for posting this, I might have to check some out.
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Re: Locking Kluson tuners

I've got a set of these in black on my worn brown studio. Since the face of the headstock is black they blend in very well unless you're very close. I love them. I use Schallers on my Fenders but these are better in my opinion.
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Re: Locking Kluson tuners

String changes are a lot quiker with locking tuners, but also I find that the strings settle quicker without having winds around the posts.
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Re: Locking Kluson tuners

Do you have your old ones for sale? I just bought a used LP and one was bashed, the rest are cheap crap. PM me.
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Re: Locking Kluson tuners

Those look really good. Locking tuners are awesome.
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Re: Locking Kluson tuners

I agree that they do ruin the vintage look but I love locking tuners. So those are direct replacement for the Deluxe? I might have to do that on my BJA.
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Re: Locking Kluson tuners

My 'Robot' came with lockers as standard (makes sense with the amount and frequency of tuning high-jinks available).
Wouldn't have occurred to me to think about changing to them otherwise, but they are brilliant.
Personally I wish they were smaller but that's a functionality sacrifice.
This has to become the standard way to go on future LP's(?).
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Re: Locking Kluson tuners

When you change tuners on a LP, are they tuners and headstock tuner holes all consistent? Or do you need to modify the holes?
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When you change tuners on a LP, are they tuners and headstock tuner holes all consistent? Or do you need to modify the holes?
The Kluson locking tuners were a direct drop-in replacement for my worn brown studio. No modifications needed.
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Re: Locking Kluson tuners

Probably very convenient, but ugly as hell.
In the end, what is the time advantage? 1 minute per string? 6 minutes on a whole guitar.
Hmmmm.
With my paul with bigsby it already costs me 20 minutes to completely change. Then 26.
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Re: Locking Kluson tuners

i have these "kluson type" locking tuners. i am not sure who the manufacturer is, i got them at all parts. i think they look better than the type with the big knurled lock on top. these have no lock to turn. they lock automatically when you tighten the string. inexpensive, too.


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Re: Locking Kluson tuners

[QUOTE=politenessman;4150174]i have these "kluson type" locking tuners. i am not sure who the manufacturer is, i got them at all parts. i think they look better than the type with the big knurled lock on top. these have no lock to turn. they lock automatically when you tighten the string. inexpensive, too.

Hmmm, way better indeed. How do they work exactly?
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Re: Locking Kluson tuners

Hey Wiking, looks great. Any chance of popping a link to the exact tuners?
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Probably very convenient, but ugly as hell.
In the end, what is the time advantage? 1 minute per string? 6 minutes on a whole guitar.
Hmmmm.
With my paul with bigsby it already costs me 20 minutes to completely change. Then 26.
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i have these "kluson type" locking tuners. i am not sure who the manufacturer is, i got them at all parts. i think they look better than the type with the big knurled lock on top. these have no lock to turn. they lock automatically when you tighten the string. inexpensive, too.

Hmmm, way better indeed. How do they work exactly?
you pull the string thru the hole in the post and hold it, or bend it up. then wind the tuner. first the pin inside the post rises to lock the string, then the post starts turning. simple and elegant.
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Probably very convenient, but ugly as hell.
In the end, what is the time advantage? 1 minute per string? 6 minutes on a whole guitar.
Hmmmm.
With my paul with bigsby it already costs me 20 minutes to completely change. Then 26.
Never break a string during playing, have a roller bridge. And always a spare guitar on me.

DUring a gig every second matters. Even if I go to a spare I'd rather take a couple seconds putting in a new string than doing a wrap.
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. . .looks great. Any chance of popping a link to the exact tuners?
Thanks either way.
Perhaps these from Allparts? I don't see any knurled locks in the photos. On the other hand, I can't be sure they are the same as politenessman's, because there aren't any good views of the tops of the posts, and at $80 these tuners aren't necessarily cheap:

<http://www.allparts.com/Locking-Tuners-Vintage-3x3-Nickel-p/tk-0735-001.htm>
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Re: Locking Kluson tuners

i cant get your link to work but here are the one's i got. i think $80 is relatively cheap for decent locking tuners.

Locking Tuners Vintage 3x3 Nickel | Allparts.com

and btw they fit in the same holes as the "gibson deluxe" and also use the same screwholes. so no drilling or reaming your headstock.
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Re: Locking Kluson tuners

Why cant someone make locking tuners for a LP similar to those for a Fender? Where they look the same from the front, no bulky weird stuff going on.

I don't care if there's a little knob on the back of the machine head..... nobody sees that side anyway.


EDIT: nevermind, the ones on the link look good. But are they high quality? No brand name.
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i cant get your link to work but here are the one's i got. i think $80 is relatively cheap for decent locking tuners.

Locking Tuners Vintage 3x3 Nickel | Allparts.com

and btw they fit in the same holes as the "gibson deluxe" and also use the same screwholes. so no drilling or reaming your headstock.
Yep, those are the ones I saw. Thanks for the info. I've been looking for a locking set to retrofit into my Special, looks like these fit the bill.
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