SE Bernie Marsden Locking Tuners/Which Model?

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  1. Jacobite

    Jacobite New Member

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    I'm new to PRS and new to this forum. I've just bought an SE Bernie Marsden and have seen lots of call for replacement tuners and folks seem to like the Gotoh SD90 MG locking tuners. It looks from Gotoh's website that there are a few varieties of this tuner (short/long/extra-long) so can anyone tell be the exact model to get for drop-in replacement on the BM? I'd also be interested in the SD90 MG-T with the preferable-to-me large locking "dial"...
    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    The MG-Ts are the ones with the wheel on the back, correct? If so, I believe those will work. I've replaced the Kluson style vintage tuners with those in the past. I installed Phase III tuners on my Bernie, which required reaming and, IIRC, additional holes for the mounting screws.
     
  4. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    I have hipshot open tuners on my prs se. no drilling, made in USA, and good 18:1 ratio.
     
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  5. Jacobite

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    Thanks. Is there a particular model number for the Hipshot tuners?
     
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    Eddie kim New Member

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  7. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    John Mann sells lockers for that guitar.
     
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    Eddie kim New Member

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    Forgot about John Mann. That’s a good option as well.
     
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  9. Tim S

    Tim S King of the barre chord

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    Hipshot’s web site says that model requires a 10mm hole.

    Are the tuner holes in a Bernie 8.8mm or 10mm?

    I just bought a used Bernie and a couple of the push-in bushing are rising when tuning up to pitch. I’m trying to find drop in replacement tuners with screw-in bushings.
     
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    Eddie kim New Member

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    Not sure on the tuner hole size for Bernie, but John Mann can convert your stock one to locking tuner.
     
  11. Tim S

    Tim S King of the barre chord

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    I have a set of his SE locking tuners on my Std22. They’re great.

    But his SE Vintage locking tuners still use press-in bushings, and I’m looking for screw-in bushings.
     
  12. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    Go Hipshot. Can’t Miss.
     
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    n24re Enjoying the ride...

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  14. Jacobite

    Jacobite New Member

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  15. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    You should be fine. I put a set of these on my SC Ted, which had the same vintage style Klusons as the Bernie. I left the old collars in.
     
  16. Jacobite

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    The Gotoh tuners have arrived. Did you use the original screws to install them?
     
  17. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Hmm, that I don't recall. I know I left the old collars in because I couldn't get them out!
     
  18. Jacobite

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    The tuners (Gotoh SG90 MG) arrived and were a simple, drop-in replacement for the OEM tuners on the Bernie Marsden. I didn't have to replace the collars.
    Thanks to all for the information.
     
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