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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Stratocasters / Fender Locking Tuners


USA / N.East Coast

Oct 10th, 2017 06:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Fender chrome locking tuners part 0990818100 look like the old Schaller style that came on the Deluxe Strats. They are made in Taiwan, not Germany were the Schaller are manufactured.

Been thinking about changing my Strat and Tele over to locking. Schaller still manufactures this style tuner but without the "F" logo on the knob.

I guess my question is are they as good as Schaller, if not why?

Are these new Schaller look alike Taiwan tuners good enough to be worthy of a Strat or Tele.

One more note, the American Standard Strat and Tele came with staggered tuners, 2 tall 4 short. The locking tuners come 3 tall 3 short. Anyone have an idea why?

(This message was last edited by roadhog96 at 09:12 PM, Oct 10th, 2017)

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Northeast IL

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Oct 10th, 2017 07:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have those on both my AmStd Strat and AmStd Tele. Quality is really nice.


SoCal, South Bay

Oct 10th, 2017 08:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I purchased on installed them on my AmSpcl, and, am quite satisfied. However, since I have never used Schaller, I can't compare.



Why do I keep fixing things that work?
Oct 10th, 2017 09:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Some of the newer ones have a better gear ratios than the Schaller's. If I remember correctly, the older Schaller locking tuners were 14:1 and a lot of the newer ones are 16-18:1.
So maybe a better trade off with the same good quality.


USA / N.East Coast

Oct 11th, 2017 03:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Another thing I just noticed is all the new American Elite, Deluxe and Standard have short post on the tuners, no tall ones at all. This is with locking and standard tuners.

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Eastun' Carolina

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Oct 12th, 2017 04:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I believe the newer Schaller only have one pin that goes into the back of the headstock whereas the Fender versions have two- might want to confirm before you order Schallers. The Schaller-made Fender versions on older guitars have two pins.


Nicoma Park, OK.

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Oct 12th, 2017 12:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Schaller still makes the two pin lockers.

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