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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Stratocasters / Fender Strat. 12 string model XII, 2004


Colorado, usa

Jul 1st, 2016 04:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hi Guys:
I need new tuners for my Fender Stratocaster 12 string and would like to keep the same mounting holes. I don't want to buy the same tuners that are on the guitar. The stock tuners just don't work very good. Doe's anybody know about replacement tuners that fit my guitar?

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Jul 1st, 2016 04:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

Oddly enough, tuners are rarely the cause of tuning problems. Can you describe the symptoms you're seeing/hearing?


Colorado, usa

Jul 5th, 2016 12:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

I don't have trouble with the tuners holding tuning. The problem is the tuners are difficult to turn while under tension. I've tried to lube the tuners after dipping in naphtha (nafta) for several days. I injected new grease into tuners through the small hole in the face after blowing them out.
This helped a little, but the tuners are still difficult to turn.
Thanks for your reply:

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Jul 5th, 2016 09:08 AM   Edit   Profile  

The problem is friction between the tuner posts and the metal ferrules. You can try the following to see if it helps.

With the strings off (or if you're very good at getting oil precisely where you need it), apply a small drop of light oil where the tuner post contacts the metal ferrule when the string is under tension. See small red dots in the linked pic--that's where the drop of oil goes. If you don't have a needle oiler, apply a drop to the point of a wooden toothpick and use that to apply the oil. A little oil is better than a lot.

DO NOT get any oil on the portion of the post where the strings are wrapped--because that can make them slip off the post.

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