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Low tunings in Locking Tuners?

Discussion in 'Accessories / Connections' started by mrb1946, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. mrb1946

    mrb1946 Active Member

    I am building a new guitar and I am unsure on which type of tuning machines to get. I am interested in the Sperzel TrimLok tuners as well as the Planet Waves Auto-Trim tuners. If I were to go with one of these tuners, would I still be able to tune to drop D and drop C as well as some other tunings?
     
  2. song4gabriel

    song4gabriel Active Member

    yes-they will work just like any other tuner
     
  3. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    A locking nut makes it a hassle to alternate between standard tuning / drop D / drop C.
    But I can't see any reason locking tuners should be a problem for you.

    As I understand it, the Sperzel tuners just eliminate the tedious part of getting the string onto the post.
     
  4. cfaalm

    cfaalm Active Member

    Like dvdhawk said, the tuners you mention will make it easier than the ones that require a lock nut.

    What the Sperzels also do is reduce the number of windings around the post. This should stabilize your tuning faster than with oridnary tuners. A lot of it comes down then on the nut. It has to fit the string perfectly and allow a bit of movement. I was recommended to take of the tension guides too as they can obstruct string movement and cause detuning.

    I can detune to drop D or drop C if I want to. I use 011-049. Anthing in that range or thicker will work.
     
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