It might take a few minutes to come through so, don't worry if it's not there immediately. Why i dont have an American Strat. I think the MIM holes are a different size compared to the USA headstocks. They’re too big. ). Conversion bushings allow you to easily use your vintage tuners in a modern tuner-hole. Although it is possible to upgrade or change out tuning machines, you should know that they are not a simple drop in replacement; some modification to the headstock is required to make this change. Wilkinson Deluxe 6 Inline Vintage Guitar Tuners with Split Post Guitar Tuning Keys Peg Machine Head… I split my headstock a tiny bit. IIRC, that law states that 90% of the total item has to be made in the US for it to be labeled as such. Chrome plated, includes press-in bushings and screws. Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! Stew Mac sells some bushings that have a larger-than-standard outside diameter. The tuners aren't the only part of it that are made overseas. Get it…? From the Manufacturer. Sometimes, they want the look and vibe of a vintage-looking set of tuners. I did this very same mod. That change was due to some weird California regulation/law that went into effect a few years ago. Modern tuners need a 10mm hole (0.394”). Fortunately, if all else fails, Stew-Mac has some very high-grade tuners available now that have a vintage appearance that fit most of the old American mandolins. How often should I have a set-up adjustment done on my instrument? However, sometimes players want to go the other way. The video link I provided goes over all the details. I think the tuners will not cover up all the old holes, The backside holes are going to be off and you'll have to drill new ones for the vintage tuners. I was all ready to chamfer the peg holes if they were too tight, but my bushing went right in. Replacing older, (perhaps) less-reliable tuners with new, sealed modern units is a pretty common upgrade. That’s the problem. Although it is possible to upgrade or change out tuning machines, you should know that they are not a simple drop in replacement; some modification to the headstock is required to make this change. All Rights Reserved. Rosewood comes from somewhere else. (You must log in or sign up to reply here. These tuners will leave you with a series of 10.5mm (0.413”) holes in the headstock. However, the construction of their bodies means they require a much bigger hole in the headstock. IIRC the visual difference was that one of them had a flat head screw for the button and the other had a phillips head. Looking to upgrade to some type of locking tuner or maybe some vintage style fender tuners. Stay tuned. I am also not a fan of vintage tuners these days preferring Sperzel lockers tonyw, Sep 3, 2009 #15. You poor guy! Next time, I’ll step through some of the steps for the actual tuner replacement and for using these bushings. I did have to drill some holes to install it, but it looks great. And the conversion bushings were a little smaller than the tuner holes on my American Special neck. Tough room. No…? Conversely, if you want to switch from the modern tuners to vintage style tuning machines, without having to fill and re-drill the mounting holes, you will need to purchase a set of conversion tuner bushings which allow an 11/32 string post to fit into a 13/32 diameter mounting hole without any filling and drilling. Cool. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. You must log in or register to reply here. It saves you have to plug holes and re-drill (which is always nice). The backside holes are going to be off and you'll have to drill new ones for the vintage tuners. Genuine Fender Ping nickel '50s-'60s vintage style tuning machine set for import vintage-style Stratocaster, Telecaster, Cyclone, Toronado, Classic Series, Deluxe and Road Worn. I may swap out the tremelo but if i dont , so what. A hand-drawn, illustrated guide to setting up your own Strat. The mounting hole on the headstock for our die-cast tuning machines is 13/32" (10mm) with a .236 diameter string post. Learn more about Fender electric basses. I have a MIM Strat but put USA Made Seymour Duncan PU's in it. Not sure if you've noticed, but Fender doesn't (or can't) even put "made in USA" on the headstock of their American guitars anymore. What should I do when taking my equipment to be serviced? However, in order to comply with privacy regulations, I also need you to provide consent to store and process the information you've entered. JavaScript is disabled. Enlarge the hole slightly first with a round file of sandpaper rolled up. Near the finger lakes outside of Ithaca .I'm an upstater too. And, I should mention – because the implication is there – these tuners are absolutely fine. We are just checking to see if you meant to visit your local site. I dont know of any holes with the modern tuners. As this is not an easy project for a beginner, we would suggest that you only have a skilled luthier perform this modification for you. Mounting hardware included. Replace, Repair and Restore—Genuine Fender Parts. Check out these other great articles…, How to replace modern tuners with vintage-style Part 2, Haze Guitars, 54 Rossberry Avenue, Lucan, Ireland, completely plug a hole in order to drill a new – smaller – hole, Free Social Distancing for Musicians Sign, Repairing a damaged acoustic guitar bridge plate, Straightening a bowed neck: Correction and Reassembly, Remove Blue Pencil Lines in Affinity Photo, Straightening a bowed neck: Truss Rod Operation, Straightening a bowed neck (with some complications). How do I set up my Fender guitar properly? How do I set up my Stratocaster® guitar properly? Look like the original '50s-'60s Fender tuners. That change was due to some weird California regulation/law that went into effect a few years ago. The Kluson Revolution F-Mount 19:1 ratio tuning machine. Your pots aren't made in USA and your pickups are made in Mexico. I think they have it made in Asia. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. The Gear Page is the leading online community and marketplace for guitars, amps, pedals, effects and associated gear. To enter. Fender does not produce or offer these conversion bushings, so you'll need to purchase them through an aftermarket parts supplier. I don't do spam and you can unsubscribe at any time. And that’s certainly an option (the only option in some circumstances).