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  1. bluesking55

    bluesking55 Well-Known Member

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    peskypesky Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    that's a beautiful-looking Tele!

    I've replaced tuners on some of my Squiers. Especially the Bullet Strats.

    If you buy replacement tuners, you might need to ream the holes. I had to buy a reamer to do that.
     
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    They appear to be regular Gotoh-style tuners. Big pic below of the back of the headstock that matches your guitar description. I like Grover locking mini-rotomatics, but Wilkinson, Gotoh, GFS, should work fine as well. Pull one of the current tuners off and measure the hole first, but I believe that it would be a modern size that the tuners below would work on. Most are available on Amazon as well, but Amazon links don't work here. Great looking guitar!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!

    Grover:https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/406C6--grover-406c6-mini-locking-rotomatic-tuners-6-in-line-chrome?mrkgcl=28&mrkgadid=3301332249&rkg_id=0&product_id=406C6&campaigntype=shopping&campaign=aaShopping - SKU - Guitars&adgroup=Guitar Accessories - Grover - 406c6&placement=google&adpos=1o1&creative=280135979440&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI04ey_ev94QIViY2zCh14uQ8UEAQYASABEgL-TvD_BwE
    Wilkinson:https://reverb.com/item/13591696-wilkinson-6-inline-chrome-e-z-lok-guitar-tuners-free-2-day-shipping
    Gotoh:https://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_an...toh_Schaller-style_Knob_6-In-Line_Tuners.html
    GFS: https://www.guitarfetish.com/Chrome-Super-Smooth-Gotoh-Style-141-Machines_p_164.html


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    LessPawl Well-Known Member Supporting Member+ Gold Supporting Member

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    That's really surprising. Are you sure it's not the nut causing tuning issues? Try a little lubrication if you're not sure.
     
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    never had a squier tuner go out.. havenr spent 2 much time on it ty
     
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    Try lubricating the nut and string trees with a dilute solution of white soap in water. Examine the slots in the nut with a magnifying glass, look for a tight fit where the string can bind. You may need to file a nut slot. I have used a metal nail file on the nut slot. The slot should be V shaped.
     
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    andrewsrea Well-Known Member

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    Nice Tele! I have a 2016 Squire Affinity Strat with the same tuners. They were stiff and the nut was sticky. Nothing a little 'working' the tuners and putting powdered graphite into the nut couldn't solve!
     
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