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NJ_Stray_Cat

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PostSubject: Recommend Tuners for My 5120   Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:59 am

Can anyone recommend a particular set of tuners for my 5120? I looked into some before, but I would have to do some mods to the headstock (which I don't want to do). I was hoping for a simple swap.
Also, any suggestions for a bridge? I read in another forum that the roller bridges affects the tone. Is this true? Is there any advantage to a roller bridge vs the standard bridge?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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PostSubject: 5120   Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:22 am

...finally got my 5120. unfortunately from Guitar Center, because my buddy Johnny Mac at Sam Ash sold out of them before my girlfriend went to pick up my birthday present !!( the gretsch ) After getting about 15 guitars from Sam Ash, this is my 1st at the center...didi'nt even set it up or even tune it for her when she picked it up. !!! I called them back furious...also had a friend who is a professional and has a shop in Woodstock jam with us tonite...he set up th eneck....said that's all they need..tuners and bridge are fine...have the neck set right and YOUR set !!! Vinny
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PostSubject: Christmas   Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:31 am

....last we spoke, you had tix for both Keswick and Atlantic City, right ???? How bummed can we be ?? It's like i lost a pet or something!?!?!?
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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Tuners for My 5120   Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:53 am

Totally bummed!
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PostSubject: Re: Recommend Tuners for My 5120   Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:41 pm

I installed Planet Waves Trim-lok tuners. These are the cat's meow, brother. Insert the string end, tighten the clamp knob, tune to pitch and the string gets clipped off in the process. Greatest invention since sliced bread! They were designed, I think, by Ned Steinberg, a genius on many levels.
Caution: You need to modify the headstock for them to fit as the stock tuner bore diameters are slightly less than the PW's. I also replaced the bridge with roller style one as the stock bridge would not stay in tune with use of the Bigsby. I did not pin the base as I was unsure how to do it properly, so if anyone has some tips there, I'd be open to hearing, or reading, them!
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