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Old October 4th, 2017, 01:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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AJ220s tuners

Hi guys, this is my first post here.

I've just bought a 220 and I would replace the original steel tuners with a white vintage style like the Texan's ones. Can I mount them smoothly?

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Old October 4th, 2017, 07:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to Gibson Talk. Does your guitar currently have Grovers on it? If so, they each have a single mounting screw. I had the white, oval button Klusons on my Melody Maker and they each had 2 mounting screws. I don't believe that the Grover screw holes line up perfectly with the Klusons. So first of all, you will have to fill in the old screw holes and redrill for the new tuners. The post holes for Grovers are 10mm or 0.394" whereas vintage tuners are usually 0.375" so you will probably need adapter bushings. Some vintage Klusons are 10mm and may not require new bushings.

Can I ask why you want to change?

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I just looked into that model and I see that the tuners are not Grovers but a no-name brand with Grover style knobs. In fact, the screws are offset compared to Grovers. So no matter what you want to put on there, you are going to have to plug some holes.

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Old October 5th, 2017, 08:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Can I ask why you want to change?
Just for aesthetics. IMHO, Klusons look much better than Grover ones.
A few years ago I bought klusons as a spare for my Junior but I never place them. So I want to put them on my new AJ
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Well, next time you change strings, take one of the fake grovers off and see if your Klusons fit the post hole. That way you can also see where the current screw hole sits in relation to the new tuners.

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