They’re too big. Staggered tuners increase the break angle over the nut and improve tuning stability. There’s a set of conversion bushings for 10mm holes and for 10.5mm holes. Look at their website. Chrome plated, includes press-in bushings and screws. There’s no real drawback of installing a quality ‘vintage-style’ set over a set of more ‘modern-looking’ tuners. Next time, I’ll step through some of the steps for the actual tuner replacement and for using these bushings. JavaScript is disabled. Fortunately, if all else fails, Stew-Mac has some very high-grade tuners available now that have a vintage appearance that fit most of the old American mandolins. Surprised to learn made in usa is no longer on fenders. You must log in or register to reply here.

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I live in upstate NY. Drop-in modern tuners for your old Fender "F-Stamped" tuners. Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by jeremypodom, Nov 6, 2010.

For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. I did this very same mod. Modern tuners most often have a post diameter that‘s a little less than ¼” – it’s actually about 6mm. The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. That’s all in the ‘win’ column if you ask me. The bushings will rattle around and the tuner shafts will not have anything to bear off under string tension and may deform. From the Manufacturer. The Gear Page is the leading online community and marketplace for guitars, amps, pedals, effects and associated gear. There was a time when the square sealed Fender tuners on an American Fender were made by Schaller, and the ones on a MIM were the Pings.

However, sometimes players want to go the other way. Another point to be cautious of is if the replacement oversize bushings are too tight, don't force them in! However, sometimes players want to go the other way. Fender JMJ Mustang Bass Service Notification. I did have to drill some holes to install it, but it looks great. ‘Tuned’…?

I have a MIM Strat but put USA Made Seymour Duncan PU's in it. Copyright ©2020. Where in upstate? Do you have any replacement parts for my old Fender guitar. You can read more in my, Like this? Set of four vintage-style nickel-plated tuning machines for use on most modern and vintage Precision Bass® and Jazz Bass® guitars (tuners do not fit American Standard and American Deluxe basses). Where can I take my instrument and/or amplifier to be repaired?

Be the first to know about new products, featured content, exclusive offers and giveaways. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. They make conversion bushings to put vintage tuners in a modern hole. These tuners will leave you with a series of 10.5mm (0.413”) holes in the headstock. Not sure if you've noticed, but Fender doesn't (or can't) even put "made in USA" on the headstock of their American guitars anymore. Set of six tuners designed to fit most modern-style Fender electric guitars with dual-pin mounting configuration. Great. You must log in or register to reply here. Conversely, if you want to switch from the modern tuners to vintage style tuning machines, without having to fill and re-drill the mounting holes, you will need to purchase a set of conversion tuner bushings which allow an 11/32 string post to fit into a 13/32 diameter mounting hole without any filling and drilling.

I am also not a fan of vintage tuners these days preferring Sperzel lockers tonyw, Sep 3, 2009 #15. I replaced my standard Schaller Fender tuners with vintage Kluson style Gotoh locking tuners. The modern tuning machines are obviously larger in diameter than the vintage tuners and consequently, the mounting holes will need to be enlarged to accept the new tuners. It saves you have to plug holes and re-drill (which is always nice).

Replacing older, (perhaps) less-reliable tuners with new, sealed modern units is a pretty common upgrade. However, the construction of their bodies means they require a much bigger hole in the headstock.

Fender uses the Gotoh vintage tuners on the USA / Custom Shop models that have vintage tuners, they should be pretty much an exact fit replacement, though I did have to use some teflon tape around the bezels on one of the MIM Fenders where I changed the Ping vintage tuners to Gotohs. And, to make matters worse, Fender’s newer tuners use a slightly bigger hole again.

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