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« on: January 17, 2018, 07:55:56 PM »

So, I decided to do a quick mod on my L04 and place the antique gold gotoh 510 tuners on. Nice 1:21 gear ratio. Tuning is rock solid. A nice vintage look rather than bright chrome. I did notice the posts were not as long as the Larrivee tuners. I was concerned i wouldn't get enough wraps around. I was able to get 2-3 winds on the posts. 2 on the low e...so this should be enough.

Normally I would cut the string off a post and a half longer. Low E and A are just cut a post length longer rather than the standard 1.5. All is good. Any considering the upgrade- go for it!

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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 08:28:01 PM »

Nice. Were they drop-in replacements? Did the screw holes line up or did you have to drill new holes?
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 09:08:18 PM »

Yes, they are drop in. Set screw fit perfectly. Just make sure you are getting the right ones with the set screw on the angle. I did add some wax to the screws so they would drive better - helps a lot!

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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2018, 05:09:09 PM »

Love the look of the 510 tuners. A nice upgrade.
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2018, 09:58:19 PM »

I like those tuners! 
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2018, 02:46:49 AM »

Charis makes really nice replacement buttons... not cheap, but nice.

https://www.charisacoustic.com/replacement-tuner-buttons/
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2018, 07:40:08 PM »

THose look great!  But now I am rethinking putting the antique copper ones on my OM-01.  Maybe the gold will look better?

So, I decided to do a quick mod on my L04 and place the antique gold gotoh 510 tuners on. Nice 1:21 gear ratio. Tuning is rock solid. A nice vintage look rather than bright chrome. I did notice the posts were not as long as the Larrivee tuners. I was concerned i wouldn't get enough wraps around. I was able to get 2-3 winds on the posts. 2 on the low e...so this should be enough.

Normally I would cut the string off a post and a half longer. Low E and A are just cut a post length longer rather than the standard 1.5. All is good. Any considering the upgrade- go for it!

PSP

trouble with the pics...but here is a link
https://imgur.com/a/5mHKx

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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2018, 02:21:27 AM »

Those look great- I'm thinking of doing the same upgrade.
Do you notice a big difference in performance over the original pings?
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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2018, 03:14:32 AM »

I have a set in my D-05 and just bought another. I will drop them into my new L-01 next string change. I really like them. Look nice, work well. Very smooth and accurate.  
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2018, 03:28:53 PM »

I recently did the same on my OM-03R. They were supposed to go on something else but the original tuners threw a bushing and I figured that since it's my favorite guitar, why not? Now I wonder what I was waiting for?
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