Silver Sky tuner buttons

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  1. TRaw

    TRaw New Member

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    Hey all,

    I just impulse bought a Silver Sky, and I am excited!

    Has anyone replaced the tuning buttons on theirs? (Not the tuners, just the silver plastic buttons.) It's the only detail that I'm not a fan of (indeed, I have always replaced the standard metal buttons on my Core PRSs with ivoroid ones). If so, does anyone know what kind of replacements will fit?

    Thanks!
     
  2. bodia

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

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    I haven't had my Silver Sky for a long time. Aren't they press fit to the shafts? I seem to remember looking at them and being bummed that I couldn't change them?
     
  3. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    They're not meant to be easily replaced, much like the plastic buttons on a lot of old Kluson keys, which is essentially what these are. It can be done, though. Do a Google search for "how to replace kluson tuner buttons" to get an idea of what's involved.

    Some "vintage style" or "Kluson style" buttons may fit the shafts, but you'll want to measure first if you decide to take it on.
     
  4. TRaw

    TRaw New Member

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    Hmm. Thanks folks. Maybe I’ll replace the tuners themselves, if they’re a standard part.
     
  5. Tucson Thump

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    Yes, as much as I enjoy the Silver Sky I'd change tuner buttons in a second if it was easier.
     
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  6. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    They are a standard footprint. I'm pretty positive they're a custom version of the gotoh 3+3 Kluson style.
     
  7. Shawn@PRS

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    I don't think the footprint is identical. The screws are slightly further apart on the SS tuner.
     
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  8. Wooley

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    Hey, I just wanted to resurrect this to ask the question, can the Phase III buttons you can buy on the PRS website replace the plastic buttons on the SS?
    What about the S2 buttons?
    If not, does anybody know what WILL work? Great guitar but there are a couple of cosmetic things I would like to do to it and, after getting a crushed pearl pick guard, replacing those buttons would be the thing.
     
  9. bodia

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

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    I don't think so. The SS tuners buttons don't just screw on like the PIII or S2 buttons. This video may show you what's involved.

     
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  10. tildeslash

    tildeslash New Member

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    If the guitar is a keeper I suggest just install the tuners you like and enjoy it for your natural life.
    100 years in the future some punk will say tuners are not original so I'll give you $20 bucks for it.
    He won't care that it survived and it's an incredibly player with tones from the last century.
    But he'll care that the tuners buttons are not original.
    IDK...maybe.
     

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