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Good Tuners

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I want tuners that are smooth and precise. I'm not familiar with these Gotohs but I find them a bit rough; like the string is catching in the nut. (It isn't).

Anybody know them? Is that what they're like or do they need some TLC? What do yoou recommend as really good ones?
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Got nothing bad to say about gotoh tuners. Gotoh 510 are superb imo...
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Sounds like your strings are catching in your nuts, even though you say they aren't. Gotoh are generally smooth and precise.
So just the same with the strings off?
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I use the 6-in-line version of these and they are fantastic on my Andronis Telecaster. https://graphtech.com/collections/ratio ... 3-per-side. Each tuner has a different gear ratio and is dedicated to the string it tunes. Meaning equal turn of the tuner delivers an equal change of pitch for every string. Plus they are have rock solid tuning stability. Not cheap though but when did that ever stop us!
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You can get split-shaft Gotohs in 3x3:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/392829127203

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Bg wrote: Sat Nov 19, 2022 3:50 pm Sounds like your strings are catching in your nuts, even though you say they aren't. Gotoh are generally smooth and precise.
So just the same with the strings off?
Cool. I needed to know they're fundamentally sound. Now I'll look deeper. :thumbup:
And so far, it's still running the strings it came with. Nowt wrong with them.
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I've got some terrible gold 3x3's which I pulled off my old HB335, you should put those on so you can feel grateful for the lovely gotohs you have on there!
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Just put banana's in the gearbox and sell them on.
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Slowy wrote: Sat Nov 19, 2022 5:49 pm
Bg wrote: Sat Nov 19, 2022 3:50 pm Sounds like your strings are catching in your nuts, even though you say they aren't. Gotoh are generally smooth and precise.
So just the same with the strings off?
Cool. I needed to know they're fundamentally sound. Now I'll look deeper. :thumbup:
And so far, it's still running the strings it came with. Nowt wrong with them.
sorry, I meant what do they feel like 'stringless' , without strings as it were...
So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

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Bg wrote: Sat Nov 19, 2022 9:00 pm
Slowy wrote: Sat Nov 19, 2022 5:49 pm
Bg wrote: Sat Nov 19, 2022 3:50 pm Sounds like your strings are catching in your nuts, even though you say they aren't. Gotoh are generally smooth and precise.
So just the same with the strings off?
Cool. I needed to know they're fundamentally sound. Now I'll look deeper. :thumbup:
And so far, it's still running the strings it came with. Nowt wrong with them.
sorry, I meant what do they feel like 'stringless' , without strings as it were...
sorry, because it still has the strings I bought it with, I've not felt the tuners without strings yet.
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First thing I would do is fit new strings.

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sizzlingbadger wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 7:10 am First thing I would do is fit new strings.
I just broke the piggy bank restringing the last bunch. :lol:
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