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  • Best tuners for Les Paul guitars?

    Basically I need to find a set of tuners that would keep my guitar in tune when playing live, it seems like I have to tune between each song these days. I have GFS tuners on a couple of my guitars (Les Paul copies), but those don't seem to hold tune that much better than stock tuners. Any recommendations?

  • #2
    I'm running Grover Imperials on my Ibanez Artist and they work very well. They look swanky too:

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    • #3
      Grover kluson green keys. Around $40 from stewmac
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        My Les Paul has the stock Kluson tuners and it stays in tune during gigs. What tuners does you LP have? A lot of different things can affect the ability of a guitar to stay in tune.

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        • #5
          my two cents (take it or leave it) is; before worrying about new tuners, take a look at how you're stringing your guitar first. 99% of the time, in my experience, poor tuning stability is not due to faulty tuners, but due to how the new strings are wound around the tuning peg when re-stringing. there are a number of really good tutorials on youtube that show how to do it. it's a cheap solution to most tuning stability issues.
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            my two cents (take it or leave it) is; before worrying about new tuners, take a look at how you're stringing your guitar first. 99% of the time, in my experience, poor tuning stability is not due to faulty tuners, but due to how the new strings are wound around the tuning peg when re-stringing. there are a number of really good tutorials on youtube that show how to do it. it's a cheap solution to most tuning stability issues.


            This. More often than not, tuning issues are not caused by your tuners.

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            • #7
              I'll have to look into re-stringing differently, sounds like that might be it.

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              • #8
                always had this problem, you would bend a string or do a neck bend or something and you would hear a "ping" and the string would go way flat, or sometimes even sharp, retuning it would not solve anything because the next bend you do would bring the pitch back where it was before.

                i was stringing my guitar all wrong..i started doing the over-under wrap thing,--and a pinch of lube on the nut, problem solved.
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                • #9
                  the "ping" you here is the string binding in the nut,get the nut issues solved and 95% of the tuning issues disappear.
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                    • #11
                      the "ping" you here is the string binding in the nut,get the nut issues solved and 95% of the tuning issues disappear.


                      This ^.

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                      • #12
                        If you end up needing new tuners, I'd also recommend green key klusons...
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                        • #13
                          I prefer good old Grover Rotomatics.
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                          • #14
                            The stock tuners are fine.

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                            • #15
                              For myself, I wrap as little string as possible around the tuning post.
                              This makes the Les Paul stay in tune, even though my mid-70's tuners are crap.
                              Put on Grovers and use as little wrap as possible, and it will stay for a long time.
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