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has anyone got experience with LSR tuners?

I intend to use these in a reverse head configuration with a wilkinson roller nut & wilkinson trem system.

Also I intend to use the adjustable spring claw system which I think is made by schaller - saw it on Status web site as they fit it to their 6 strings.

advice welcome

Phil

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For anyone interested -

I mailed intertune who produce the LSR's in the states. They sell direct on the internet but if you are in the UK (like me) they have a UK distributor - bailey guitars in Scotland.

Think I will avoid Ed Roman - had dealings with his pricing on the steinberger stuff - no thanks.

I think I am going to take a chance on these, even though I would have prefered a recommendation from someone who has actually used them. The only point of reference I have is an old review in guitarist mag of a jackson custom shop, which they quote them as being ' straight out of the top draw' .....which I assume to be a good thing.

Phil C.

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yes i think they used them on some of the roswell rhodes guitars, the silver ones with crop circle inlays

From what I hear they seem to be pretty good for tuning, but they are like 40:1 so thats a lot of turns if you want to drop d or tune to an open chord or something

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From what I hear they seem to be pretty good for tuning, but they are like 40:1 so thats a lot of turns if you want to drop d or tune to an open chord or something

Traditional tuners are about 16:1 so that'd be 2.5 times more turns for 40:1. Steinberger tuners are also 40:1. Dropping the 6th string from E to D took just about one full turn. Tuning the entire guitar up from slack is pretty quick. If anything, having the 40:1 would be better for fine tuning :D.

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thankx 4 grammar correction ;-) .....dont u find i.t. people just get lazy with that!

I use steinberger stuff now, so I'm used to 40:1 ratio & like it. This is one of the main reasons I wanted the LSR's - my next custom will have a headstock but its 14 years since I had a guitar which was not headless!

Phil

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hmm didint' know about the maximum string gauage.. i used 13's on mine with no problem but i sold that ibanez so i can't tell you what the thickest it woudl go, but i loved them the local luthier from my home town showed them to me. pure genius.. ie the tuners

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max gauge is .060 - I always use 9 to 42 or 9 to 46 so no problems there.

This is the site for Bailey, they dont actually mention LSR's on the site but I have contacted them & the do stock most options. www.baileyguitars.co.uk

Bailey Guitars

Burn House Cottage

Culroy, Maybole, S Ayrshire

KA 19 8 ER

SCOTLAND/UK

Tel 01655 883 138

mark@baileyguitars.co.uk

this is the site for LSR tuners

http://members.aol.com/intertunei/LSR.tuners/

Phil

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go to ed roman's site for more info on them...i think they are quality,but nobody really buys from ed around here to know

Wes, why do some folks here have a problem with Ed? I have scanned his site, and while he seems to be an SOB, he seems like a fair buisnessman. Any reason why I shouldn't buy a guitar from him?

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go to ed roman's site for more info on them...i think they are quality,but nobody really buys from ed around here to know

Wes, why do some folks here have a problem with Ed? I have scanned his site, and while he seems to be an SOB, he seems like a fair buisnessman. Any reason why I shouldn't buy a guitar from him?

you are asking the wrong person...i have never bought from him

i check out his site quite often,but i hear his interpersonal skills are not too good...

but i know nothing from firsthand experience

what guitar are you considering from him?

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what guitar are you considering from him?

Thanks for answering, wes. I WAS considering a JET, but I did a search on ER in this forum and have read most of the stuff about him, as well as following the links to other forums and reading the "thoughts" there. I think I will try to find another seller of Jeff's guitars......

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I contacted Ed regarding a steinberger trem system, he quoted me $1200 + shipping. I got one from another dealer for $600, I understand supply & demand but this was alittle TOO much for my tastes.

There is a lot of talk on the Steinberger forum (too much in fact) regarding Ed.

At the end of the day if you dont care about the cost he is ok, unfortunatley thats counts most of us out ;-)

Phil

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