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Thread #166259   Message #3995786
Posted By: Backwoodsman
10-Jun-19 - 02:03 AM
Thread Name: replacing guitar machine heads
Subject: RE: replacing guitar machine heads
I’m with Mooh on Gotoh 510 tuners - just replaced the Gotoh 381s on my new Lowden F-23 with a set of 510s and, good though the 381s are, those 510s are in a different league. The best tuners on the market at the moment, AFAIC.

Switching tuners is simple, provided you make sure that the new tuners have the exact same footprint as the old ones. Took me fifteen minutes to remove the 381s and fit the 510s. I moved the 381s to my ‘old’ Lowden O-25, On which a couple of the originals were beginning to feel ‘lumpy’ - took another 15 minutes to whip the old ones off and fit the 381s.