Tulip Style Locking Tuner Question

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  1. UncleLester

    UncleLester Senior Member

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    I recently purchased an LP Traditional. Fantastic guitar. I want to replace the Keystone tuners with locking Keystone tuners. I want the same look, but in a high quality locking tuner. Anyone here have any recommendations? Gotoh? Kluson? Others? Thanks in advance.

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  2. T00DEEPBLUE

    T00DEEPBLUE Senior Member

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    Get the Gotoh's. They don't have the ugly posts that most other locking tuners have and they're overall excellent quality. They really cannot be faulted.
     
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    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    You did that just to flash some pics, hey?
    :D

    I'm not a locking tuners kinda guy.
    I don't even see the need for them.
    I have had all sorts of guitars and NEVER had a problem with tuning.
    When you install the strings the right way, there is no slippage on the pegs,
    and then a little stretching (not too much) takes the slack out and they stay in tune.

    My '78 has the original tuners on it and no problem.
    My '92 has the original tuners on it and no problem.
    I could list all my guitar with the same comment.
     
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    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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  5. UncleLester

    UncleLester Senior Member

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    Thank you :applause:
     
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  6. T00DEEPBLUE

    T00DEEPBLUE Senior Member

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    I totally agree that locking tuners don't make your guitar stay in tune any better if you restring them the right way, but nobody can deny that they make restringing super easy and convenient. For some people, that reason alone warrants spending $80 on a new set of tuners... Not money that I'd spend because of something that benign, but more power to them I guess. :)
     
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