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    Default Schaller replacement for Vintage Kluson tuners

    Some people have mentioned that Schaller makes modern tuners model that is a direct replacement for Vintage Kluson tuners. Apparently with this model no modifications are necessary. Does any know where I can get them?

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    Default Re: Schaller replacement for Vintage Kluson tuners

    Don't know about the Schallers but Stew-Mac has the Gotoh version.

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    Default Re: Schaller replacement for Vintage Kluson tuner

    Schaller makes some Kluson-style tuners with screw in bushings. BUT, it is a horrible design! The backs have a tendency to separate from the mounting plate because of the way they are made. Maybe they have a new design now (?), but the ones I have dealt with in the past were garbage.

    Go with the Gotohs, they are not perfect, but the best Kluson clone currently available.

    If you have the coin, the open back Waverly tuners are probably the best tuners on the market today, period. Extremely well made, but they are very expensive.

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    Default Re: Schaller replacement for Vintage Kluson tuner

    Money is no consideration as long as I can use someting that won't require modifications and could be use a direct replacement.

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    Default Re: Schaller replacement for Vintage Kluson tuner

    Are they 3/side tuners or 6 in-line? Waverly only makes 3/side tuners.

    Also, the WD 'Kluson' branded tuners made today are really not very good. They had more slop in them than 40-50 year old Klusons!

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    Default Re: Schaller replacement for Vintage Kluson tuner

    No, they are 6 in-line. I want something different from the Vintage Kluson style. Something more modern looking.

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    Default Re: Schaller replacement for Vintage Kluson tuner

    Dimarzio used to market a real nice machine tuner that fit in the Kluson footprint, you may be able to score a set of Ebay.

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    Default Re: Schaller replacement for Vintage Kluson tuner

    So those Dimarzio tuners are not made anymore?

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    Default Re: Schaller replacement for Vintage Kluson tuner

    I haven't seen them available for a while.

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    Default Re: Schaller replacement for Vintage Kluson tuner

    I check the Dimarzio website and apparently they are not making them anymore. Also checked ebay, but no luck.

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    Default Re: Schaller replacement for Vintage Kluson tuner

    They got out of the parts biz a while back, they used to have really nice bodies and necks.

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    Default Re: Schaller replacement for Vintage Kluson tuner

    Unfortunately, I'll have to settle for the Kluson tuners in black chrome.

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