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Jim W

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Re: Gibson Explorer/B-2 replacement
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2020, 07:48:21 AM »
Dave, dude thats awesome thank you very much for all of that.  Been super busy around here but I got on Reverb and found the tuners and the bridge and picked em both up, along with a cheapo Jackson Rhoads lol. So now I've got new tuners, a bridge and a Painkiller bridge coming for the Beast. Gonna be nice one I swap stuff around and clean it up a bit! I'm just getting my foot in the water with repair type work, its something I've wanted to learn for a long time. But as  things have changed in life I may like to do something like that for work now. I bought the Rhoads, a JS32 model, to tinker with and learn how to change electronics, replace the nut, etc. Once again thank ya sir. I'll give an update once I get things installed!

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Re: Gibson Explorer/B-2 replacement
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2020, 02:31:08 PM »
The 510FB bridge?  If it is second-hand make sure it has the correct bushings

They are closed on the bottom with a hole on the side.
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Re: Gibson Explorer/B-2 replacement
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2020, 02:39:47 AM »
Did some looking around first and wanted to make sure it was the right stuff I was getting. Heres a pic.

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Re: Gibson Explorer/B-2 replacement
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2020, 03:02:18 AM »
Gorgeous ... so all new in package then?
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Re: Gibson Explorer/B-2 replacement
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2020, 03:18:15 AM »
Brand new, and 5 star rating with 1800 feedback on Reverb

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Re: Gibson Explorer/B-2 replacement
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2020, 11:01:08 AM »
Good stuff.  Post some photos of the guitar when you get some mods done
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Re: Gibson Explorer/B-2 replacement
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2020, 02:54:51 AM »
Thought I replied back. Will do! Got the wrong tuners sent to me on accident. Ordered the right ones but I got the ones with the smaller heads for a strat. So they're doing an exchange.

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Re: Gibson Explorer/B-2 replacement
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2020, 03:32:27 AM »
Hey Dave! I decided to go ahead and replace the tuners on my Jackson Rhoads I have too. Those tuners are trash ad have no stability. But I'm confused as hell by the Gotoh site. So many variations and its confusing me. The screw placement is the same as my Beast and your Schecter but I'm just lost.

I saw these, which to me look correct

https://reverb.com/item/7249366-gotoh-magnum-lock-trad-6-in-line-tuners-black

But there is also these, which have the black locking wheel. I see the part number is SG381-07 but the ones we ordered are 381-01, what are the differences?

https://reverb.com/item/31151067-new-gotoh-sg381-07-mg-magnum-locking-6-in-line-set-right-handed-black

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Re: Gibson Explorer/B-2 replacement
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2020, 05:18:07 AM »
The first set you linked are MGT, they have the thumbwheels to lock.

The second set you linked are an auto-locking type, with the locking mechanism in the string post that locks as you tension the string.  That's not a locking wheel, it's just the closed back of the tuner.

I much prefer the thumbwheel type personally.

You wouldn't want to order sets from outside your own country at the moment.

I've had a look on guitarhey's ebay site and they do stock the MGT in two styles with a black finish for less ...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Gotoh-SG381-07-MGT-MAGNUM-LOCKING-TRAD-Set-6-in-line-Right-Handed-BLACK/291730067177

Also, this set with different buttons:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Gotoh-SG381-05-MGT-Magnum-Lock-Trad-6-in-Line-Set-Locking-Tuners-BLACK/291802177924

All the best.

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Re: Gibson Explorer/B-2 replacement
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2020, 08:11:02 AM »
Thanks Dave you're the man! I was debating whether I should return the incorrect 3x3 I was sent or just buy new tuning heads for it but I think I'm just gonna return em and get the proper set too
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Re: Gibson Explorer/B-2 replacement
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2020, 03:58:29 AM »
Curious to see photos of these upgrades if you've got them
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