Tuner question

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  1. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    I was wondering if anyone has successfully converted from the Vintage Klusen style tuners to Phase III tuners? I looked on the FAQ's and saw that you can't do Vintage to Phase II, but that was written a while back and was wondering if this conversion might be possible.

    Any help or thoughts are appreciated.
     
  2. bodia

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

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    I put a set of Phase III's on my Bernie, which came with the Vintage K style. I did have to expand the post holes a little bit. It was pretty painless though. I can't remember if I had to drill new mounting holes though. I looked close before posting this and it looks like I may have used the existing holes.

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    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Very nice! Looks pretty painless. The SC245 that's coming next week has upgraded Tone Pro tuners. I'm just not sure if I will dig the vintage tuners so I wanted to have another option.

    I know the FAQ mentioned that the string break wouldn't be correct. Any tuning issues after the swap over to the P3's?
     
  4. bluenova

    bluenova Electrified since '84

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    I did the same with the tuners on a Zach Myers. Had to drill the post holes ever so slightly bigger, and the mounting screws didn't line up 100% perfectly but still screwed into the original holes. It was close enough that if I would have tried to drill new mounting holes I would have just ended up with a larger oval shaped hole which wouldn't have grabbed the screw threads. Hope this helps.
     
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    bluenova Electrified since '84

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    String break stayed the same on the ZM head stock.
     
  6. bodia

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

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    None whatsoever. Couldn't be happier. I'll add that there was nothing wrong with the Vintage K style. I'm just lazy when it comes to changing strings, stretching them, etc. I put locking tuners on any guitar I acquire.
     
  7. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    I agree, I much prefer locking tuners. At least I know that I can make the switch should the opportunity arise
     

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