• Josh J.

    Locking Tuners for Standard EX

    Hello Everyone,

    I have an ESP EX on the way, and notice it has Gotoh tuners, non-locking. That's not going to cut it, so I'm wondering if anyone knows of any drop-in locking tuners that fit without modification on this model.

    Thanks,
    Josh

    • schantinger

      Planet Waves would be a direct replacement because of the straight mounting lashes; and they're pretty decent machine heads, cool string-cut feature and 18:1 ratio for precise tuning

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    • Kannon

      Hello Everyone,

      I have an ESP EX on the way, and notice it has Gotoh tuners, non-locking. That's not going to cut it, so I'm wondering if anyone knows of any drop-in locking tuners that fit without modification on this model.

      Thanks,
      Josh

      Gotoh makes locking versions of practically all their tuners.

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      • Josh J.

        Schantinger, the Planet Waves will fit, I'm a bit leary on the string cutting properties of them.

        Kannon, the only locking tuners from Gotoh that will fit without modification are the Magnums, and those look like a pain in the arse.

        Grover roto's will fit, but they are flat black instead of black nickel. Once the guitar arrives I'll see if I can get by with the flat black tuners if it's not a distraction against the black nickel.

        Thanks for the help!

        Josh

    • Velt017

      Black nickel sucks... If you are buying tuners buy a bridge and knobs as well. You'll be much happier in the end. Particularly if its a white guitar.

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