What was wrong with PRS winged Tuners?

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  1. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc PRSf certified

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    Yeah! I actually do the same thing with the string package (if I don’t buy in bulk) but instead of ripping the package, I fold it a couple, or a few times.
     
  2. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    This needs to be the flag for what is wrong with humanity...

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  3. SinSir

    SinSir Mad Scientist

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    I recently picked up my first PRS with em. I'm a big fan and immediately understood the cult like following. The only drawback for me is Christmas tree anxiety. Finished product came out alright for my first run.

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  4. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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  5. Gtrbldr

    Gtrbldr New Member

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    I did not like the gear ratio. Locking mechanism works fine, but I prefer to make a few extra turns of the tuning knobs if it makes for a more accurate tuning. Swapped mine for a set of schaller drop ins and am a lot happier with those.
     
  6. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    Paul got it right the first time.
    One set is 21 years old and the other is 27 years old. Zero problems.
     
  7. Collywobbles

    Collywobbles New Member

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    Another vote for wings. I do the above too - past pitch low strings to pull the bridge up before doing the B and high E.

    These are 33 year old and counting and still work fine, even with the 8s - 38s I use. Guitar used pretty much every day.

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  8. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Not a damned thing. The more haters, the more sets available to me. :D

    The first mod to my SE One…duh…

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  9. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    ^^^ This
     
  10. SamIV

    SamIV New Member

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    Not a damned thing. The more haters, the more sets available to me. :D

    You are welcome to the set on mine. Just have not found anything to replace them with yet.
     
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  11. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    They were overcomplicated, heavy, functionally unnecessary, and difficult for some folks to learn to use. There was also a negative side. :p
     
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  12. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    I only ever had them in the 90s, so before there were easy online tutorials to be found on how to restring. I found the little paper instruction that came with them difficult to follow, and while I was able to use them, I found them awkward as heck.

    That said, if an older guitar that has them pops up when I'm in the market, I won't hesitate to buy it since I now have access to better information, and I will learn :).
     
  13. bodia

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

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    I dig 'em! People hate cuz people gotta hate.
     
  14. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Just got my first set of wings this summer. Going to be doing my first string change soon.

    I will watch the master for inspiration.

     
  15. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I found them much easier to use than any tuner I had previously had when I got my first PRS.
     
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  16. Davey

    Davey Just Jammin'

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    Just as DTR said, put something under the bridge. I use cardstock. After I first purchase a new rig and I get it setup the way I want, I take some card stock and fold it until it fits perfectly under the rear of the bridge. When I change strings, I insert the cardstock which holds the bridge in place. Once I restring, when I get the guitar tuned to pitch, the card stock usually falls out.
    I write which guitar on each to keep them sorted as some bridges I have set higher depending on setup.

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  17. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    One day I'll own a set... I hope.
     
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  18. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Preach good sir!
     
  19. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    They have a small learning curve but I like them a lot. I have 2 with Phase 1’s and 2 with Phase 2’s. Then there’s that one with Vintage tuners, debating on putting locking ones in that one or not.
     
  20. Dirty_Boogie

    Dirty_Boogie Still got the ol' tagger on it

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    Tuning machines shouldn't need a learning curve :cool:
     

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