LSR Tuners?

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  1. HannesNysten

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    I´m pretty curious about these tuners, i`m getting new ones for my jackson 7 and i saw these. pro/cons? worth the $$$ and so on?

    Thanks
    Hannes
     
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    Pros: look cool

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    i have em on an RG7620. they're built tough and look rad.
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    theyre pricey for 7s (about $156), but you dont have the sit and wind all night.
    plus they lock nicely. from what i understand, theyre made in Germany too.
     
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    I've never seen/heard of these before... Whats the point of getting new tuners on a locking-tuner guitar? what do they actually do different than 'normal' tuners?
     
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    I guess you never tried locking tuners before :) the advantage, even on a locking nut guitar is it's far much faster to change strings with those. pass the string through the tuner, tighten the bolt, cut the string, tune, that's it.
     
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    i have 2 lo-pro edge ibanez's :)
    i just didn't know what LSR tuners do
     
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    I think they're just supposed to be really stable and really accurate. I think the gear ratio is something crazy like 40:1 IIRC, right, Ryan?

    I've been thinking about these on and off for a while. Are they a direct replacement for Gotohs, or would it require modification?
     
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    Correct, they are 40:1, so that means 40 turns to do one complete turn o.o
    But like you said, that make them crazy accurate. I'd like to try some out if they were a little cheaper, though I'll probably get some sometime anyway.
     
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    i remember seeing these on a lot of Jacksons... consequently, you'll find a lot of reviews on the jcf forums. i'm sure some of the old jcf'ers here can give you plenty more detail on these tuners, but from what I can remember, there seemed to be many questions surrounding their durability.
     
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    I have mine for 3 years, and no problems yet. :yesway:
    Having locking tuners on a locking guitar also reduces string stretching time by 87% lol Since there's less coil to pull on. And i dont know about you, but string stretching is my least favorite part of restringing.
     
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    I've been using them for 8 or 9 years - great quality and no problems with them. They're my favorite kind of tuner and I use them on everything.

    They have an extremely smooth tuning action - an 'equivalent to 40:1 gear ratio' is the number thrown around for these, but that doesn't really mean much seeing as they have no gears. The point is that they're so smooth and easy to tune with, and string changes are a breeze.
     
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    Hmm that's too bad. Although they also stopped production in the mid '90s as well and then resurrected, so I hope they'll be back soon.
     
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    Well it says they're just looking for a new factory to make them in, so I'm sure they'll be back. :yesway:
     
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    They look cool but they don't handle thick enough strings for me to mess with them.
     
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    Locking tuners aren't the same thing as a locking bridge. The floyd-style bridge will lock the strings in the saddles. Locking tuners are the pieces at the headstock, not to be confused with the locking nut. You lock the string down at the tuner (like sperzels and schallers have that round pin on the back that you screw in to lock the string inside the tuner), then you tune up and lock the nut. :wavey: LSR tuners are just a variation in the normal design of locking tuners. They look cool to me, just kinda pricey. :wavey:
     
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    I'd really like some.
     
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    I'm looking at them :wub: And they look very nice and solid. It will be a nice idea for the Death Kelly.
     
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    Lopros arent locking tuners, they're locking nuts and bridges. The great thing about locking tuners is you feed the whole string through, pull it tight, lock it through and turn the tuner half a turn and you've just brought the string up to pitch.
     

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