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  • Locking tuners for Les Paul

    I would like to upgrade my LP classic with some locking tuners. I put some on locking grovers on my SG and I love them, but I had to drill new holes in the back of the headstock for the screws and also plug the old holes with toothpicks and wood glue.

    Is there a nice set of locking tuners that will line up with the holes in 2007 LP classic so I don't have to do any drilling?

    Thanks, help would be very appreciated.

    Joel
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  • #2
    Locking tuners on a fixed bridge guitar are pointless like training wheels on a tricycle........ I would just find a good set of Klusons and be done with it.

    TonePros makes some that will drop into it, but again expensive and pointless.
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    • #3
      And have the nut worked on. Chances are that will solve your tuning problems.
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      • #4
        And have the nut worked on. Chances are that will solve your tuning problems.


        Guy doesn't say he has tuning problems....maybe he just likes a quick restring?
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        • #5
          Locking tuners on a fixed bridge guitar are pointless


          Not if you like a quick n easy stringup
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          • #6
            And have the nut worked on. Chances are that will solve your tuning problems.


            I don't have tuning problems. My nut is fine. I just love the convenience and quickness, but thanks for the patronizing assumption. Do you work at Guitar Center? just kidding man.

            And even though it stays in tune fine, the grovers on my SG just FEEL smoother and more stable than the gibson tuners.

            Tone Pros huh? I'll check that out.
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            • #7
              I don't have tuning problems. My nut is fine. I just love the convenience and quickness, but thanks for the patronizing assumption. Do you work at Guitar Center? just kidding man.

              And even though it stays in tune fine, the grovers on my SG just FEEL smoother and more stable than the gibson tuners.

              Tone Pros huh? I'll check that out.


              How are locking tuners more convenient? I had one guitar with Sperzel lockers on there and I found no added convenience in them. If it takes you longer to string up a guitar with standard tuners, you're doing it wrong.
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              • #8
                How are locking tuners more convenient? I had one guitar with Sperzel lockers on there and I found no added convenience in them. If it takes you longer to string up a guitar with standard tuners, you're doing it wrong.


                Nah man, all you gotta do is pull the string though the peg and start twisting till it locks in, then clip the string. You don't have to worry about measuring or the string slipping while you are tightening it.
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                • #9
                  I don't have tuning problems. My nut is fine. I just love the convenience and quickness, but thanks for the patronizing assumption. Do you work at Guitar Center? just kidding man.

                  And even though it stays in tune fine, the grovers on my SG just FEEL smoother and more stable than the gibson tuners.

                  Tone Pros huh? I'll check that out.


                  Pardon the **************** out of me. 99.9% of the time you see "What kind of locking tuners should I get" it's because somebody is having tuning problems.

                  My vote is that if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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                  And some cover tunes...

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                  • #10
                    i agree, i never had locking tuners until recently cause i traded necks with someone on my strat. i want some for my lp now really bad, same thing though, want to avoid drilling if possible.
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                    • #11
                      Pardon the **************** out of me. 99.9% of the time you see "What kind of locking tuners should I get" it's because somebody is having tuning problems.

                      My vote is that if it ain't broke, don't fix it.


                      no man, I understand. I appreciate your input. I wasn't actually offended.
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                      • #12
                        If they guy likes locking tuners, let him put locking tuners on. They are faster to restring when made right and they'll have a better gear ratio than the Schaller-made stock 12:1 tuners anyway.

                        To the OP, there are two choices...

                        The TonePro/Kluson TPKB3L fit but won't look conventional...


                        And the more conventional Gotoh 0735-001, these require a screwdriver or something bladed to release the string lock


                        Both offer 15:1 gear ratio.

                        Shop around for the best price on either.

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                        • #13
                          How are locking tuners more convenient? I had one guitar with Sperzel lockers on there and I found no added convenience in them. If it takes you longer to string up a guitar with standard tuners, you're doing it wrong.


                          Pull, clip, tune. No windings should mean less time.

                          On removal, chances are, with Sperzel's, you'll have to hit the top of the post with something blunt to get it to release the low E.

                          I don't have any guitars with locking tuners anymore, but I won't begrudge their speed advantage...except I found Sperzel's lacking and the old-style PRS kind just plain hurt ones figures to lock.

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                          • #14
                            I was able to put the Planet Waves locking tuners on my SG Classic with no Mods
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                            • #15
                              My Trad Pro's came with locking tuners. First ones I have had and I love them. Sorry I can't be more of a help for drop in replacement suggestions.
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