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Gav
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Jul 24th, 2014 10:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm turning one of classic vibe strats into a project guitar, and am looking for some help finding bits.

Can anyone point me in the direction of some quality tuners that will just 'drop in' without the need for drilling.

Likewise for a hardtail bridge?



Yogi_S

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Aug 21st, 2014 01:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You just can't put a hardtail bridge on a strat with a tremolo without some major wood work and refinishing. Hardtail bridges for strats are string through body like a tele. You'd have to fill in the giant cavity for the trem parts with wood, refinish and then drill for the new bridge. Not an easy project at all.

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Aug 21st, 2014 07:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You could just block the trem, Clapton style.

Gav
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Aug 22nd, 2014 12:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yogi, I went with a top-loader in the end so it made the cavity underneath irrelevant.

Tom, did think of that but wanted the cleaner aesthetics.

Still looking for tuner recommendations though.

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(This message was last edited by Gav at 06:51 AM, Aug 23rd, 2014)

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Aug 27th, 2014 08:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The tuners on the Classic Vibe are very good. They are stamped steel knockoffs of the classic Kluson design--but they are improved because instead of steel-on-steel, they have Nylon bushings on the shaft bearing surfaces. I use these tuners on must of my custom builds and have never had a problem.

Heck, I've even replaced the tuners on my Gibsons with this type because the stock cast-body tuners Gibson installs on their guitars are quite fragile.

These Kluson knock-offs are bombproof.

There's really no reason to change them, unless you're going for a different/modern look, or lockers.

Gav
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Sep 30th, 2014 09:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Peegoo. A couple of people have said that I've stuck with them, and with your recommendation probably will.

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