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gwEm

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sperzel locking tuners - technique?
« on: August 25, 2007, 06:37:26 PM »
i fitted some sperzel locking tuners to my squier cyclone. followed some hints from feline on this board and took my time over the measurements - no problem at all! :)

but now, i dont know how to use them... or rather i dont know if i'm using them correctly. here is my technique:

    turn the locking mechanism off
    thread the string through
    pull the string tight
    turn the locking mechanism on
    tune until in pitch[/list:u]

    seems logical to me - the problem (?!) is that i just have 1/3 to 3/4 of a turn of the string around each post. is this ok?
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sperzel locking tuners - technique?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2007, 06:41:04 PM »
yep, thats the point!

Less winds  = less tuning instability

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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2007, 06:42:34 PM »
thanks :) marvellous!
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2007, 06:58:09 PM »
The entire point in Sperzels is that you don't have to do any winding really =)

it's just thread, clamp and tune.
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sperzel locking tuners - technique?
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2007, 02:50:10 AM »
I bought a set of Sperzels locking tuners when they first came out about 17 years ago and still have them on my guitar, yup..you're doin it right, you don't have to pull them tight at all either..they're wonderful tuners...makes life easier if you need to unhook the strings temporarily to work on the guitar too and don't want to change strings.