Vintage v Reissue F Tuners Question

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Re: Vintage v Reissue F Tuners Question

Post by Con-Tiki! » Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:10 pm

will wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:05 am
Con-Tiki! wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:58 pm
the first F tuners from the late 60's are very similar to the Klusons, post size and spacing.
in the late 70's ('78 maybe) the German F tuners arrive. They are superior, but have a sleeve cast into the body which requires a bigger hole in the headstock.
the RI F tuners are a direct swap for the German ones.

I've had good luck disassembling the newer "F" tuners, sawing/filing off the "sleeve" that sticks up, and filing the covers so that they would fit on a headstock driller for the earlier-style "F" tuners.

Also, if the tuner shafts don't stick up far enough for those thick later-60's headstocks, you can frankenstein swap some from Music Man / Schaller tuners with the parallelogram shaped covers.
that's good to know. If i ever get tired of the tuners on the Mustang, i might try this.
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