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I'm looking all over the internet for black replacement tuners for a Fender American Standard neck, the ones with to pins that lock the tuner in place. I can only find them in chrome. There are similar tuners, but the ones I've tried don't hide the pinholes at the back of the headstock, which I really don't like.

Anybody got any suggestions? I just find it hard to believe that I'm the only one looking for this...

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If you aren't opposed to buying Chinese, you can check out eyguitar as I saw they have gold, chrome, and black there while I was cruising it last night. Also, I think you might be able to find something from Angela Instruments perhaps. Good luck.

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If you aren't opposed to buying Chinese, you can check out eyguitar as I saw they have gold, chrome, and black there while I was cruising it last night. Also, I think you might be able to find something from Angela Instruments perhaps. Good luck.

I got the ones from Angela, which was a bit disappointing. The have the 2 prongs, but they're in a different position than on MiM and American Standard tuners. It says in the add 'fits most fenders', but I don't think that's very accurate.

I also found out Schaller makes 2 prong locking tuners, but nobody seems to stock them. These might be the tuners on the Jim Root signature Tele, but Fender doesn't offer the replacement parts for this.

On the other hand it seems that Grover locking rotomatics might be big enough to cover up the prong holes. I could try that and not use the set screw, I doubt it'll be that unstable in combination with a locking nut.

Visually inspectimg the Chinese ones, I'm afraid they're not right either: the distance between the post and the two prongs is much less than on the fender tuning machine. Darnit, how hard can it be.

Any other thoughts?

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The have the 2 prongs, but they're in a different position than on MiM and American Standard tuners. It says in the add 'fits most fenders', but I don't think that's very accurate.

i may have been lied to but a while back i baught a set of used american staggered fender tuners off ebay and they fit right on my mim strat.

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The have the 2 prongs, but they're in a different position than on MiM and American Standard tuners. It says in the add 'fits most fenders', but I don't think that's very accurate.

i may have been lied to but a while back i baught a set of used american staggered fender tuners off ebay and they fit right on my mim strat.

Black or chrome? I've seen them in chrome, even Fender sells them. Can't find black ones though.

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These Sperzels are single pin mount,black,and large enough to cover most pin holes if they were slightly off

http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/images/large/SZ-6-BL.jpg

http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/tuners_6inlinesperzel.htm

Its a pity that the Sperzels for some reason have chrome posts, which kinda ruins the 'all black' look. Otherwise, it would've been a done deal (I know, I'm picky). What's also a pity, is that for some reason the tuners on the Jim Root signature Tele aren't sold separately (as far as I can tell). They look damn near ideal:

FJRT-WHT_headstock-back.jpg

Guess I'll probably end up with black locking Schallers with a set screw...not going to fill up the old holes either, if I ever want to go back to the original tuners. If anyone has got the golden goose, I'd still be happy to hear it (out of dough now anyway, tuners will have to wait a while).

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