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USA / N.East Coast

Oct 10th, 2017 06:41 PM        

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. <br /> <br /> 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. <br /> <br /> I guess my question is are they as good as Schaller, if not why? <br /> <br /> Are these new Schaller look alike Taiwan tuners good enough to be worthy of a Strat or Tele.<br /> <br /> 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?


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Northeast IL

Not very bright but does lack ambition
Oct 10th, 2017 07:44 PM        

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


SoCal, South Bay

Oct 10th, 2017 08:29 PM        

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        

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.<br /> So maybe a better trade off with the same good quality.


USA / N.East Coast

Oct 11th, 2017 03:07 PM        

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

Like Ringo, I'm happy to be here!
Oct 12th, 2017 04:19 AM        

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.

"Let the music do the talking"
Oct 12th, 2017 12:31 PM        

Schaller still makes the two pin lockers.


Nicoma Park, OK.

"Let the music do the talking"
Dec 31st, 2017 02:05 AM        

The lockers that have the "F" on the back of the tuner are made by Ping. The makers of golf clubs.<br /> <br /> How do I know that? Easy, an email to Fender when they switched from the Schaller locking tuners to the "F" marked Ping ones.<br /> <br /> I have a set of each on my two Strat's, the Ping ones seem to be holding up fine so far.


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Curled up

in the fecal position
Dec 31st, 2017 08:17 AM        

Ping also makes very nice stamped steel tuners that are almost dead-on copies of the original Klusons, but with internal Nylon bushings. Even though they're imports, there is nothing better for any price.

Mick Reid

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American-made in Oz!!
Dec 31st, 2017 05:01 PM        

I've also had tuners mfd by Ping and never a problem.<br /> IIRC, I'm pretty sure Wilkinson tuners are made by Ping.<br /> Some may dismiss Wilkinson hardware as sub-par, but I've used their tuners numerous times and been completely satisfied.

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