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Title: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: Walkerman on June 13, 2017, 03:37:00 PM
I changed the tuners and buttons on my 50th

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y122/travette/3K8A1742_2.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y122/travette/3K8A1741_1.jpg)


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: Barefoot Rob on June 13, 2017, 03:53:27 PM
Look's great. :cheers


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: markj on June 13, 2017, 03:57:42 PM
I'm torn.  :smile: One one hand they look nice. On the other, I just can't see modifying this already gorgeous guitar.


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: Walkerman on June 13, 2017, 04:08:59 PM
I'm torn.  :smile: One one hand they look nice. On the other, I just can't see modifying this already gorgeous guitar.

Since I will never sell it, why not please myself?  Of course, they were drop in and I still have the original tuners.  Win-win.


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: broKen on June 13, 2017, 04:15:28 PM
The color doesn't fit, IMHO  :blush:

I like them tuners though


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: B0WIE on June 13, 2017, 04:23:01 PM
I like it.  Don't mind gold hardware but have always hated gold tuner buttons. Those wood pieces look great and I think they compliment the instrument.


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: ducktrapper on June 13, 2017, 05:33:47 PM
It's your guitar but the gold doesn't work for me. 


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: George on June 13, 2017, 05:51:49 PM
Wow Steve! very nice upgrade... 


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: mike in lytle on June 13, 2017, 06:07:17 PM
 :donut :donut2 :coffee
Well, I like the buttons, because indeed, they do compliment the instrument nicely.
The tuner posts and washers, being gold, no longer blend nicely with the inlay, plus, it is shiningly evident the washers cover parts of the inlay, this was less obvious with chrome.
Does the guitar stay in tune as well as before?
Mike


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: Walkerman on June 13, 2017, 08:10:53 PM
:donut :donut2 :coffee
Well, I like the buttons, because indeed, they do compliment the instrument nicely.
The tuner posts and washers, being gold, no longer blend nicely with the inlay, plus, it is shiningly evident the washers cover parts of the inlay, this was less obvious with chrome.
Does the guitar stay in tune as well as before?
Mike

well, the chrome covered the same

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y122/travette/3K8A1283_1.jpg)


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: ducktrapper on June 13, 2017, 08:34:44 PM
Yeah I guess understatement is not really an issue.  It is a spectacular guitar. 


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: mike in lytle on June 13, 2017, 11:24:51 PM
well, the chrome covered the same
I don't disagree. I said it was "less obvious" with chrome.
There are MANY Larrivee inlays that are partially covered by the tuner washers. I am not a fan of Wendy's designs when that is considered. I would not own such a design.
I have an L-10 with an inlay, not a picture-type such as the 50-anniversary, just a design. It fits inside the tuners.
The 50th inlay is spectacular. We all probably agree.
Without me intending to be a complete insensitive person, why would an artist work outside the limitations of the canvas, unless the canvas is intended and integrated as part of the artwork?
I have other gripes with Larrivee design, minor, as I still own 6 L-bodies, and will not likely purchase another brand, ever.
Mike


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: flatlander on June 13, 2017, 11:41:49 PM
I love them. Nice touch. What kind of tuners?


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on June 13, 2017, 11:50:02 PM
I love them. Nice touch. What kind of tuners?

:+1: Never a fan of gold hardware BUT those are very very nice  :drool:


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: flatlander on June 14, 2017, 12:45:30 AM
:donut :donut2 :coffee
Does the guitar stay in tune as well as before?
Mike
I feel pretty confident that he got some high quality tuners. I would like to know what brand.


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: Walkerman on June 14, 2017, 01:13:25 AM
Gotoh 510 delta 21:1.  I got the buttons from Charis Acoustic.  Very precise tuning.


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: mike in lytle on June 14, 2017, 01:17:38 AM
I feel pretty confident that he got some high quality tuners. I would like to know what brand.
:crying:
I should have had a smiley after that question. My fault.
Mike


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: Mr_LV19E on June 15, 2017, 11:53:04 PM
I really like the Charis buttons, saw them in a email. The gold tuners look really nice from the back but I think they cause too much contrast to the inlay. If your happy that's all that matters and I'm happy for you. The guitar of course is gorgeous.


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Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: dlsteel on June 16, 2017, 12:26:46 AM
cool


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: Walkerman on June 16, 2017, 01:36:05 AM
I really like the Charis buttons, saw them in a email. The gold tuners look really nice from the back but I think they cause too much contrast to the inlay. If your happy that's all that matters and I'm happy for you. The guitar of course is gorgeous.


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Yes, the more I look at it, the more I think silver may look better.  Dang.


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: AZLiberty on June 16, 2017, 02:25:46 AM
I really like the Charis buttons, saw them in a email. The gold tuners look really nice from the back but I think they cause too much contrast to the inlay. If your happy that's all that matters and I'm happy for you. The guitar of course is gorgeous.


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Said better than I could.  Those buttons look great, the color contrast of the Gold against the inlay is not for me though.  (in general I really dislike gold hardware anyway though)


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: markj on June 16, 2017, 05:03:10 AM
I think I will try a set of  Ebony knobs to replace the chrome knobs on my 50th. I think a pearloid knob would look kind of sweet too. Will the Charis buttons work on the JCL 18:1 tuners? Are the JCL 18:1 tuners really just Schaller M6 tuners with the JCL logo on them? Do I need to look for Schaller compatible knobs?


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: Walkerman on June 16, 2017, 12:21:34 PM
I think I will try a set of  Ebony knobs to replace the chrome knobs on my 50th. I think a pearloid knob would look kind of sweet too. Will the Charis buttons work on the JCL 18:1 tuners? Are the JCL 18:1 tuners really just Schaller M6 tuners with the JCL logo on them? Do I need to look for Schaller compatible knobs?

The Charis knobs are made for Gotoh.


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: markj on June 16, 2017, 06:54:22 PM
Thanks.


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: L07 Shooting Star on June 17, 2017, 05:53:42 AM
I'm in the camp that thinks the gold doesn't look good over the inlay.  Those same tuners and buttons, only in chrome, might look much better than the gold, I think.


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: Walkerman on June 17, 2017, 02:39:00 PM
I'm in the camp that thinks the gold doesn't look good over the inlay.  Those same tuners and buttons, only in chrome, might look much better than the gold, I think.

I am sort of leaning that way too. 


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: Chicago on June 17, 2017, 09:45:09 PM
Does anybody know where I can find these buttons? I've been looking for some buttons for gotoh 510s and the pear shaped buttons are hard to come by!


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: markj on June 17, 2017, 11:29:56 PM
Does anybody know where I can find these buttons? I've been looking for some buttons for gotoh 510s and the pear shaped buttons are hard to come by!

The tuner button store of course!  :winkin:

https://www.charisacoustic.com/tuner-button-store/


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: Chicago on June 18, 2017, 12:17:55 AM
Oh man, these are expensive but SO GORGEOUS! A moment of silence for my bank account  :roll


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: Walkerman on June 18, 2017, 01:29:56 AM
Oh man, these are expensive but SO GORGEOUS! A moment of silence for my bank account  :roll

Suppose you have the guitar for ten, twenty or more years.  How much is the cost spread out over the life of the guitar.


Title: Re: Being one who cannot leave well enough alone
Post by: mike in lytle on June 18, 2017, 02:58:35 AM
Suppose you have the guitar for ten, twenty or more years.  How much is the cost spread out over the life of the guitar.
:cheers
One might spend 100 dollars per year on STRINGS for a often/well played and beloved Larrivee.
That is my experience anyhow. Beautiful stuff like buttons and tuners are small change in the long run.
Mike