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Title: replacement tuners for 03 series
Post by: DaveyO on January 07, 2017, 09:49:29 PM
what are good replacement tuners for my Do3 and d03r?
I saw on youtube ,gotohs ,anyother?And how much should I expect to pay?
David


Title: Re: replacement tuners for 03 series
Post by: eded on January 07, 2017, 10:20:45 PM
what are good replacement tuners for my Do3 and d03r?
I saw on youtube ,gotohs ,anyother?And how much should I expect to pay?
David

Gotoh would be my first choice, though Schaller makes drop in tuners that are fine.  Depending on the exact tuners you choose, anywhere between about $50 to $120.  

Ed


Title: Re: replacement tuners for 03 series
Post by: yellowesty on January 07, 2017, 11:06:35 PM
I just put some Gotoh 503 tuners (Grizzly had a sale -- $35) on my L-03Z.  A straight drop-in.  I like the black tuners and buttons and they tune a bit smoother than the originals.  But really, not a big deal.


Title: Re: replacement tuners for 03 series
Post by: eded on January 07, 2017, 11:58:46 PM
I just put some Gotoh 503 tuners (Grizzly had a sale -- $35) on my L-03Z.  A straight drop-in.  I like the black tuners and buttons and they tune a bit smoother than the originals.  But really, not a big deal.

Wow.   Haven't looked at Grizzly for a while.  They have some great prices on tuners.

I'd love to have some 21:1 tuners, but until the existing tuners break or have an issue, I can't justify changing them.

Ed


Title: Re: replacement tuners for 03 series
Post by: Caleb on January 08, 2017, 04:58:36 AM
My D03BW came with Pings and they were easily the worst tuners I've ever encountered, especially on such a fine guitar.  I got lucky and found a set of Gotohs on eBay for around $40, but this was around 15 years ago.  They've been great, though one of them slips a little after all these years, but they were used when I bought them so I have no idea how old they are.  I would buy another set though, and probably will.