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Title: replacement tuners for dreads
Post by: DaveyO on August 18, 2017, 08:49:56 PM
I may have posted this before
What are good replacement for the pings on my dreads?
Dave


Title: Re: replacement tuners for dreads
Post by: George on August 18, 2017, 11:03:45 PM
I highly recommend Gotoh 510 series 32:1 tuning ratio.  Drop in replacement for most non-paddle head Larrivee's with standard size tuning machines.  Schaller M-6 work as well.  I have tried the Graph Tech Ratio tuning machines, but they are really intended for drop-tuning applications...


Title: Re: replacement tuners for dreads
Post by: Mikeymac on August 19, 2017, 04:48:21 PM
Depends whether you want to make new holes in the headstock, or want direct replacement only.

If you're willing to make more holes, I'd suggest open backed tuners... The current Grovers aren't bad; the Waverly's are (of course) more money, and an intermediate choice (but not traditional) is made by the German company Schertler: I put a set of these on my old '79 Larrivee, and they are very smooth and accurate (bonus: they only look non traditional from behind the guitar).

Schertler keys (http://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and_Parts/Tuning_Machines/Solid_Peghead_Guitar_Tuning_Machines/Schertler_Guitar_Tuning_Keys_for_3and3_Solid_Pegheads_Ebony_Knobs.html)



Title: Re: replacement tuners for dreads
Post by: AZLiberty on August 19, 2017, 06:26:31 PM
My Tuner of choice would be Gotoh 510 tuners.   (high ratio, sealed gear, very smooth)


Title: Re: replacement tuners for dreads
Post by: Walkerman on August 23, 2017, 09:20:20 PM
Depends upon how old your dread is.  Old ones take Schallers, new ones take gotoh.  Depends on the screw configuration.