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Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by slev, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Tremontinator

    Tremontinator New Member

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    Yo, I call pix when it's done bro
     
  2. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    probably not until next weekend, busy week this week.
     
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  3. Ovibos

    Ovibos Unsure why all necks aren't rosewood

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    Strongly considering these for my Holcomb.

    I'm gonna be that guy tho - why so many wraps on a locking tuner? I thought we were supposed to pull them tight, lock, tune. Then you have almost no wraps.
     
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  4. Tremontinator

    Tremontinator New Member

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    I have no idea



    My PRS dealer installed the tuners for me
    I'm very mechanical in mind but, I know enough not to fool with my guitar cause, knowing my luck, I'll F it up

    He has a reason which made sense when he explained it but, now that you ask, I can't recall

    Good eye tho
     
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  5. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    You get a slightly higher break angle over the nut with a few wraps on the post, but that is not at all needed and defeats the function of the locking tuner.

    Pull string taut, tighten thumb screw, bend string at right angle. Tune, stretch, and rock!
     
  6. Tremontinator

    Tremontinator New Member

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    So that must be why most locking tuners use really tiny posts.
     
  7. Wicked_Tone

    Wicked_Tone New Member

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    Picked up an ebony truss rod cover with Private Stock Eagle inlay from Ebay, I installed it on my 2018 SE 245.

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  8. Live2Jam

    Live2Jam New Member

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    Don't mean to hijack, but I couldn't find anything in the search although I'm sure something is there......

    I'm having tuning issues with my SE, nonetheless how much play do you guys or have you guys found in your bridge posts where they screw into the nut in the body? The posts in this guitar are very very loose and wobble quite a bit. I've read about the bridge leaning forward but it also seems to me the posts (with this much "wiggle") may be leaning forward also.


    Thanks in advance....
     
  9. Ovibos

    Ovibos Unsure why all necks aren't rosewood

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    I'm assuming this is a wraparound fixed bridge, not a trem? Posts should be snug when tightened up and to pitch. Leaning forward wouldn't really affect tuning. Maybe you have too many wraps on tuners? Different gauge string and nut binding?
     
  10. Live2Jam

    Live2Jam New Member

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    Its an adjustable wrap around....I was just re-stringing, cleaning the nut, basic set-up type stuff and found that the posts themselves are very loose. Not the nut portion pressed in the body.
    If you remove the bridge itself, the posts wiggle excessively to me, and thats threaded in far enough to spec height.

    The only thing I can compare it to as if you've ever put a metric nut on a standard bolt (and some will fit), it fits but is very loose.

    Was just curious as to whether anyone has noticed this.

    I also have 3 tuners that take 2 grown men to turn. Working on this currently.
     
  11. Tremontinator

    Tremontinator New Member

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    Somebody give that man the link to the Mann Made tuners, stat! :)


    I'm gonna go ahead and say the bridge sounds like something is definitely wrong.


    Is it where the bridge posts thread into the inserts, or where the inserts thread or press into the body?
     
  12. Live2Jam

    Live2Jam New Member

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    Its where the posts thread into the inserts. The inserts in the body are fine.

    I'm trying to decide whether I want to even keep it at this point. I've had the guitar literally a week tomorrow. I was just reading an interesting post on FB regarding the Korean vs Indonesian quality.

    Replacing these tuners looks like the only option as there isn't much you can do with them.
     
  13. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    The tuner buttons are adjustable. If they're difficult to turn, just loosen the screw at the end of the tuning key a little bit.
     
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  14. Ovibos

    Ovibos Unsure why all necks aren't rosewood

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    Is this a new or used guitar? Build quality doesn't mean much if it's been abused by a prior owner or sat in a shop forever.
     
  15. Live2Jam

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    Brand new...I'll get it taken care of one way or the other. It's just obvious this particular guitar saw no set-up whatsoever.
     
  16. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    All of the SE post are like that, they lean a little as they are not as tight a fit as the American versions, not a defect. Since the bridge has the individual saddles, the leaning posts shouldn't cause any issues.
     
  17. Tremontinator

    Tremontinator New Member

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    If it's brand new, either the dealer or factory should fix it under warranty.
     
  18. mookyshoots

    mookyshoots New Member

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    Or get a set of Tone Pros locking studs. Just make sure to get the metric version in chrome with the large PRS-style heads. Solves the issue entirely and have been a mainstay on any of SEs or S2s with the wraparound tailpiece that I've owned.
     
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  19. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    John Mann converted a set of stock PRS SE tuners for me, and I put them on my SE Custom 24. They gave me that last bit of tuning stability that I needed, and now I can abuse the whammy and stays in tune. Great job on the conversion! :)

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  20. Tremontinator

    Tremontinator New Member

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    I forgot about this thread.



    I got my USA nut installed Saturday. Unfortunately, who knows when I'll be able to play it. I had to take a 7 hour Greyhound for a new job.
     

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