They call me Derek. Formerly EpiLP1985
- Feb 4, 2011
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I just put the Klusons back on my Epi 50s Standard to have a reference. Had Grover’s on for about 9 months or so.
I just have a question. I just don’t understand how Grover’s weigh that much more than Klusons to cause headstock break. Has anybody weighed a set of each? And also, what model of each brand are we talking about. Like Kluson sells a model of tuners that appear to work like Grover’s, but at]re a no-drill replacement for classic Klusons. Regardless of the brand of tuners, the tight tuner/body connection is the key to any tonal benefit.
Yes. I personally believe (with no proof at all beyond my own experience) that the strongest contact between strings and body increases primary sustain and tone. Now, perhaps not by much (especially at high volume and gain), but noticeable at lower volumes and gain. Thus, I like this tight contact of strings/body all the way from tuners to nut to bridge to tailpiece. I had vintage Kluson tuners on my one owner 1961 Gibson SG LP Standard. They wore out and were replaced with “vintage correct” Klusons. But it still doesn’t sound right to me.