2021 - McCarty Models change tuners again?

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by SlapTappy, Mar 9, 2021.

  1. eightamrock

    eightamrock New Member

    Aug 26, 2021
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    Im a new (21') Standard McCarty owner. Hoping I didn't make a mistake not getting the 594, but I have a few LP's on the wall with that same classic tone so hoping I'm not missing out on too much.

    I was really stressing about not getting the adjustable bridge or the locking tuners with my 21, but after reading this I feel much better that the vintage tuners will be fine. I have am old Korean made PRS SE with the wrap around non-adjustable tail that intonate's without issue, I cant imagine my SE would intonate and my Mccarty wouldnt....
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  2. CrimesAgainstMusic

    CrimesAgainstMusic New Member

    Feb 18, 2021
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  3. doublescale1

    doublescale1 doublescale1

    Dec 31, 2020
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    a long time ago I found the vintage Kluson keystone tuners but with a locking center post - just use a dime to tighten/loosen - they look like vintage style Klusons but have a locking post - that was a good find for my '06 Goldtop McCarty
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  4. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

    Apr 26, 2012
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    I liked the old winged cam lockers. They were a weird-but-cool touch on PRSes, though getting the unwound strings tight enough to get the wings to line up right involved a bit of a learning curve.

    However, they drove lots of people batty. I understand why PRS changed the design.

    The current tuners make string changes fast and simple, as does the 594 bridge design - a brilliant, simple, well-engineered thing - but I have no problem with the vintage style tuners. There's no wrong answer to this equation.
  5. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

    Aug 19, 2012
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    They were really pretty great, and like Les said already, uniquely PRS. String changes were super quick and easy if you grokked the way the wings worked. But they confused a lot of people, so PRS dropped them, which was the right decision.

    If I build a private stock one day, it may have to have winged tuners.
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