Very nice tuner upgrade when installed on import guitars. On my recent install on a Squire guitar, I had to use the original screws and make slight adjustments to the tuner bodies (filing) as the original holes do not line up. Be aware.
The best vintage ovals I found till date. Could be little smoother. Does a solid job keeping the guitar in tune.
I bought this set of tuners as an upgrade for my MIM Strat. The tuners are great! The screws supplied are GARBAGE!!! Every screw stripped out super easily- even with pilot holes pre-drilled. I couldn't believe how soft the metal was. Luckily, I had enough screws lying around to finish the job.
I don't mean to be a complainer. I love StewMac. I was just surprised that this was even an issue. Be prepared to supply your own screws.
The tuners are fine, but the screws are awful -- four of them broke off in the pilot holes. No wonder StewMac is offering a screw extractor/plug cutter kit now. If you order these tuners, order after-market screws at the same time. Life's too short to spend time drilling out broken screws.
These are very different from the tuners that came on my guitar, and in order to put them on, I will have to fill the old holes and redrill. I think I'm going to have to take it to a shop. They seem okay. They're FAR thinner, and don't look as solid as the ones on the guitar now (MIM strat). I have not decided for certain that I want to replace the ones on the guitar. They seem to work fine....
Excellent tuners. Very little play, hold tune very well. Vintage look, modern feel.
I use these tuners exclusively on all of my T&S style builds. Here is a relic strat that I recently built employing these tuners. They are extremely smooth, the ends terminate out of sight, ad out of mind, and they look great.
I love Gotoh's version of these tuners. I needed these for my Tele-assembly project. Can't do this stuff without my Stew-Mac tools and parts.
Great tuners and very good price! But, bad screws. Broken two screws with proper holes drilled and still with just a little tension they break off. Even so, still love Stew Mac!
With the help of the conversion bushings, these dropped right into my 2001 MIM Stratocaster with no drilling and no problems. They look great and actually hold tune much better than I was expecting. Stewmac's shipping was very fast and I am very happy overall with the purchase. I will be buying here again in the future for sure.
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