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PostPosted: Wed, Sep 12, 2018 5:42pm 
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Looking at some 3+3 locking tuners for my Burny LP.

Grover, Sperzel or Graph Tech? I like keystone shaped tuners and found some Graph Tech's at Sweetwater but they seem kind of expensive.

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alan67 wrote:
Looking at some 3+3 locking tuners for my Burny LP.

Grover, Sperzel or Graph Tech? I like keystone shaped tuners and found some Graph Tech's at Sweetwater but they seem kind of expensive.


Gotoh. I like them. Grovers are great, for decent price.


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I recently installed a set of hipshots in one of my guitars, I really like them- much more smooth feeling than the sperzels (which have served me well for years) I have in another guitar. The universal mount plate made installation as easy as changing strings.


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I recently installed a set of hipshots in one of my guitars, I really like them- much more smooth feeling than the sperzels (which have served me well for years) I have in another guitar. The universal mount plate made installation as easy as changing strings.

Yes, Hipshot :rock: Made in USA and reasonably priced. :rock:


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Hipshot all the way :rock:

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I’ve been using Sperzels for years. They work great.

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I like Gotoh 510's, personally. I can live with Grovers too. Never been a fan of Sperzels.


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Grover 406. I find these to have the best string transfer. Once you get the knack of them they are a breeze to use. :thumbsup:

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Another vote for Hipshot. They are the smoothest most accurate tuners I’ve used. Grab them from SportHiTech on Reverb. Great prices. If you need chrome with UMPs, PM me. I have a couple spare sets. Open gear locking model.

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LSR tuners are the smoothest tuners at a ratio of 40:1 nothing currently made comes even remotely near them.

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LSR tuners are the smoothest tuners at a ratio of 40:1 nothing currently made comes even remotely near them.


40:1? Daaaaamn. How long does it take you to change a full step, like an hour?

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FourT6and2 wrote:
exo-metal wrote:
LSR tuners are the smoothest tuners at a ratio of 40:1 nothing currently made comes even remotely near them.


40:1? Daaaaamn. How long does it take you to change a full step, like an hour?


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I would just get a set of Grover’s, etc... that match the screw holes already in your guitar. I have Grover locking on my les Paul, and schaller on my jackson. They’re all respected companies, I just don’t want to drill my guitars anymore.

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The Planet Waves auto-trim tuners have also been nice in my experience. Schallers too.

The only ones I'm not particularly fond of are Sperzels. Not that they're bad, but they're not cheap, and while they're stable, their gear ratio isn't as great as others that cost as much or less. They're not a drop-in replacement for any other tuners either.


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I love my Hipshots on my PRS. Got them specifically so I wouldn't have to drill out holes for new ones. The universal mounting plate works perfectly.

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Thanks for all the input guys - think I've decided on some Hipshot's - I like the way you can choose which tuner buttons you get too :rock:

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another vote for hipshots. I have the open back version on my LP Jr and just freakin' love 'em.

Not to mention there's no drilling or screwing with the universal adapter plates that come with them.


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since the topic was brought up , and speaking of LSR's has any one here given these new Hipshot's a try ? they kind have the LSR vibe but with a 16:1 gear ratio.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Hipshot-Gri ... 2040574380

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I'm sure those plates leave their footprint too. Btw, the Sperzal allow you to choose your buttons per your taste. For me the drawback on the Sperzal is the chrome that is exposed while looking straight on at the headstock because mine are black.

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I have Hipshots on 2 of my guitars and they are outstanding tuning keys..I also have non-locking Schallers and some non-locking Grovers and the latter 2 are good as well,but the 18:1 ratio on the New Hipshots I really like,and they guiars just stay in tune no matter what..the exposed gear Hipshot 3-3's I just purchased kick ass !


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Im gonna recommend Grover, since that's the only one I have experience with.


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