Replacing a Solar tuners/bridge with Hipshot?

fffoxxx

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I just ordered the Solar Guitars A2.7 (Lemon Neon Matte) and I'm already thinking about some mods...

Specifically, replacing:
  1. stock standard tuners with hipshot locking tuners (definitely)
  2. stock bridge with a hipshot fixed bridge (maybe)
Has anyone ever done this mod? How do I know if the hipshot bridge will fit on this guitar?

I've never modded anything on a guitar myself, so any help is appreciated!
 

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Is there a reason you're thinking about replacing the bridge? From all accounts I've seen, it seems like a decent bridge. What are you hoping to improve with the Hipshot?
 

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Is there a reason you're thinking about replacing the bridge? From all accounts I've seen, it seems like a decent bridge. What are you hoping to improve with the Hipshot?

Good question. I'm a "maybe" for replacing the stock bridge, depending how much I like/dislike the feel of it. I have a hipshot on my 8-string and it's by far the most comfortable bridge I've ever played.
 

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And the factory tuners work just fine as well. Get some play time on it before you decide to drop more money.
 

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Thanks for the feedback everyone. I'm definitely going to stick with the stock bridge, and probably won't bother to change the tuners for at least a few string changes.

However, after having locking tuners on all my other guitars I don't think I can live with non-locking anymore. Yes, I'm definitely spoiled, but they make changing strings soooo much easier and faster.
 

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And the factory tuners work just fine as well. Get some play time on it before you decide to drop more money.

Agreed. It’s been a long, long time since I’ve seen any factory tuners that don’t work pretty well.

I get using locking to speed up string changes, but I bet most tuner “problems” could be solved by learning how to file a nut and string properly.
 


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