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Chris S.
post Jun 25 2015, 04:21 AM
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Howdy!

So I picked up a vintage series MIM Stratocaster a little while back and I just threw a fresh set on and boy was it a pain in the tookus!!!

I've only ever dealt with locking or standard tuners so this was a completely new experience for me but I followed this video:



E A & D were flawless no issues, total breeze.

G B & e were complete [insert as many explitives you can think of]!

The video made it look like a cake walk but the higher strings would slip right out as soon as I tried to do the first wrap.

So, is there a trade secret to making this a lot easier or is it just like everything else - the more I do it, the easier it gets?

Thanks!!


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Todd Simpson
post Jun 25 2015, 05:03 AM
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I've always used locking trems with modern tuners or locking tuners so I can't be of much help here sad.gif The good news is that we have wads of start/tele guys here @ GMC and I"m sure one of them has exactly the info you need smile.gif


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post Jun 25 2015, 05:48 AM
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Leave a hands width (or a little more) distance of slack. I cut the excess.
Wrap around 1/2 the post first then around the entire post.
3 full wraps are best.

This vid shows the technique ...


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Bogdan Radovic
post Jun 25 2015, 11:07 PM
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Hmm I actually though all tuners were like this since the guitar I had all had this type of tuners/system. I always found it to be pain in the ass to do and I would end up with cuts on my fingers from sharp string ends. Thanks for bringing this up though, I didn't know those would classify as "vintage" and that there are other "easier" types of tuners out there.

I usually just bring the string to tension and leave like 5 cm of excess length in relation to the tuner (cut the rest) so that when I start winding it up, it doesn't take forever.


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post Jun 25 2015, 11:36 PM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Jun 25 2015, 04:48 AM) *
Leave a hands width (or a little more) distance of slack. I cut the excess.
Wrap around 1/2 the post first then around the entire post.
3 full wraps are best.

This vid shows the technique ...

Thanks Ken!

Will definitely try this next time.



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